Grant Writers, Aaron Rome
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06
JAN
2013

Great advice from a grantmaker

The Murdock Charitable Trust is a highly respected foundation in the Pacific Northwest. One of my clients is currently in the midst of their application process and I just came across this very well ariculated white paper on their website which outlines grant-writing techniques...
02
JAN
2013

Social Entrepreneurs: Watch the Shark Tank!

The Shark Tank is a prime time show about the cut-throat world of venture capital. So what you ask? So everything. The show’s guests and judges may be concerned simply about making a profit, but the logic and harshly critical techniques used to evaluate the business ideas...
02
JAN
2013

What Foundations Want!

How do foundations decide whether to grant funding to a nonprofit? This podcast will answer some of those questions for you. In the first 25 minutes you will hear me discussing important elements of a statement of need. After that you will from the director of a foundation...
27
DEC
2012

Can Americorps/ VISTA help your organization?

The Americorps/ VISTA volunteers can be a great resource for the right organization. Here I address a few frequently asked questions about the program.   1) What is Americorps/ VISTA? The program falls under the auspices of the Corporation for National Service, a federal...
12
NOV
2012

Is Your Start-up “Fund-able”?

I get a lot of calls and emails from folks who have a great idea for a service they want to provide to the community, but for various reasons I advise them that as a start-up they have almost no chance of attaining grant funding. The typical response is, “How does any...
13
SEP
2012

Start NOW for January Review Period!

Every grant maker has different requirements and timetables for reviewing grants. Some foundations will accept applications on a rolling basis. Bust most review grants on a quarterly, annual or semi-annual basis.  If you are considering submitting grant proposals you should be...
11
SEP
2012

Wait for Grants or Start Program?

Consider this scenario: You are an energetic social entrepreneur with a great idea to help your community. So you register a non profit 501c3 organization (may take 2-8months) and are ready to go. So you figure the next step is to write a grant, right? Wrong. Wrong for two...
30
JUL
2012

What Foundations Look for

This is from the Pinkerton Foundation website. This is a great representation of what foundations consider when evaluating a proposal from an organization that is new to them. The Foundation receives many more proposals than it is possible to fund. Preference is given to those...
20
JUL
2012

To Partner or Not to Partner…

The issue of collaboration and partnerships arises quite frequently in discussions I have with my clients. Working together with complimentary organizations makes sense for three very pragmatic reasons: 1) Why re-invent the wheel? If another organization is doing similar work,...