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Finding the right funding match is key to getting the money you need to fulfill your mission. To do this, you must know how to match your needs to funder priorities as you research and apply for grants.

By asking yourself a few key questions before you start, you’ll make the grant research and proposal writing processes more efficient and successful. In addition to discovering what these questions are, you’ll also learn the seven basic elements of most proposals and how to integrate them into a successful proposal.

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  • Determine if your organization is prepared to begin applying for grant funding
  • Identify the questions that need to be answered prior to beginning research
  • List and describe the 7 major elements of most grant proposals
  • Describe different approaches to conducting grant research
  • Explain the characteristics of a good prospect and identify next steps for pursuing them

Intended audience

  • Beginner
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Program directors and staff

Bonus materials


Did you like Mandy's advice?

Get more of Mandy's practical time-saving tips to streamline your grants research in our May 17 webinar, "Proactive Grant Research: How to Capitalize on Your Time & Energy".


Mandy Pearce Funding For Good, Inc.

Published Monday, April 30, 2018