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Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals, 4th Edition by Tori O'Neal-McElrath

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Introduction

An Overview of the Grantseeking Process

LET’S START WITH THE OBVIOUS: every nonprofit organization, from start-ups to well-established, local community organizations to national affiliate organizations, consider foundation grants both a desirable and essential source of funding support. Compared to other revenue generating options, grants appear to take less effort and yield a larger reward. In many respects, that is true. However, the word “appear” is important: while grant seeking is relatively inexpensive in comparison to other fundraising strategies and can, in fact, yield large award amounts, it does have expenses associated with it, including a significant amount of dedicated staff (and possibly consulting) time for research, ...

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