Be A Grant Writing Expert: Learn
About Writing Grant Proposals
Learn all about writing grant proposals with the free information we have for you. Then put it all into practice with our exclusive Write Winning Proposals course.
The two steps in getting a grant are these:
- Search until you find a grant program that matches your situation (covered by the Find Grants Online page).
- Apply to the granting agency you found in Step 1 (write a grant proposal, what this page is all about).
This doesn't likely apply to you, but we have to say it anyway. You CANNOT apply for "debt relief grants" because there's no such thing. If there were, people would just run up debts and then get a government grant to pay them off. It makes no sense.
There is a bright side though. You CAN get grants for other things that you're currently spending money on. The money that you no longer have to spend on those other things can go toward your debt.
That's the way the system works. And it does work well, especially if you know something about writing grant proposals.
About Writing Grant Proposals
When we speak here of "grants," we're just using language everyone uses. It actually means much more than that, because benefits can come in many forms.
These alternative forms of "funding" can include: grants, loans, SSDI, meds, food stamps, counseling, wheelchairs, handicap vehicles, service dogs and so on.
Writing grant proposals is a form of proposal writing. Even if you're only filling out an application, do it in a convincing way.
The key to success – and what you learn to do so well in the Write Winning Proposals course – is to show the granting agency that you're helping it to fulfill its mission.
Here are some professional resources to help you do a better job of writing grant proposals (or writing government grants as many, even the professionals, like to say).
Grant Writing For Dummies
Grant Writing For Dummies, 4th Edition, by Dr. Beverly A. Browning is a terrific resource for anyone who wants to increase his or her knowledge of grant-writing. This is what the publisher says:
"As the amount of established granting foundations increases, more money becomes available – but the application process can be long, tedious, and is always highly competitive."
"Grant Writing For Dummies guides you through the entire grant-winning process and helps you stay current with application protocol and new grant opportunities to find a piece of the available $500 billion in government grants."
Click here to learn more about Grant Writing For Dummies and how it supplements so well the Write Winning Proposals training program.
Grant Writing Checklist
Our grant writing checklist is designed to ensure that you cover every base when writing a grant. It comes from the hands-on experience of organizations who do grant applications on a regular basis.
They know what they're doing so it makes sense to heed their advice about the mechanics of writing grant proposals.
The idea is that when making a grant application (or any proposal) you need to include everything that the requester is asking for.
Go to our Grant Writing Checklist page for all the details.
Grant Writing Guide
Our grant writing guide gives you solid tips on what to do and what not to do. Here is what to do:
- Do ensure a win-win outcome.
- Do all the research needed.
- Do meet the people involved.
- Do invest appropriate resources.
And here is what NOT to do:
- Do NOT have ulterior motives.
- Do NOT use general templates.
Go to our Grant Writing Guide page for all the details.
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