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Winning Grants: Step by Step, Third Edition by Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Tori O'Neal-McElrath, Mim Carlson

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Making the Initial Approach

These days you will typically find an abundance of information on a grantmaker’s website: background information on the foundation as an institution, its staff and board of directors, grant guidelines, and special funding initiatives, if any. You are also likely to find successful grant stories and lists of organizations or programs the foundation has funded in the past—the best indicator of what it is likely to fund in the future. Some funders may have additional separate websites for particular funding initiatives they have launched. That said, other funders may still require additional “sleuthing” on your part before you can glean whether there is truly a match. So in addition to reviewing funder websites, visit ...

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