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Entries from August 2009

Late August Links: Unintended Consequences, Multitasking, Government, Stimulus Madness, and More

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

* Isaac predicted that YouthBuild will run a new competition rather than use earlier grants; it looks like other parts of the federal government have done the same in response to the Stimulus Bill, with the Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Program Recovery Act (ARRA) coming for another round of action. * Speaking of schools, Steven [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · · Links

One Person, One Proposal: Don’t Split Grant Writing Tasks

August 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Would-be grant applicants often look at the dizzyingly long, arduous road to a finished proposal and think, “There’s gotta be a better way than assigning one person to write and assemble the entire beast.” They consider the RFP for a while and hit on a brilliant strategy: divide up the proposal like you’re cutting a [...]

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Tags: Advice · Clients · Grants · How-to

How Much Money Is Available? Explaining Maximum Grant Amounts

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

If you read our e-mail newsletter, the Seliger Funding Report, you’re aware of a number that can mean different quantities depending on the RFP: the maximum grant amount. There are a couple of ways to calculate this number: by the amount available over the total project period (which could be more than a single year) [...]

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Tags: Advice · Budgets · Grants · Research

True Believers and Grant Writing: Two Cautionary Tales

August 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Like Spartacus in the eponymous movie*, we’ve been toiling in the grant salt mines for over 16 years. Over that time, about two-thirds of our clients have been nonprofits, while the rest are a mix of public agencies and—in a recent change due to the Stimulus Bill—for-profit businesses. The popular imagination thinks that all nonprofits [...]

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