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Entries from January 2011

The Art of the Grant Proposal Abstract is Like the Art of the Newspaper Story Lead

January 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Proposal abstracts are funny beasts: they’re supposed to summarize an entire proposal, presumably before the reader reads the proposal, and they’re often written before the writer writes the proposal. Good abstracts raise the question of whether one really needs to read the rest of the document. While RFPs sometimes provide specific abstract content—in which case [...]

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Tags: Advice · How-to

Seliger’s Quick Guide to Developing Federal Grant Budgets

January 24th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Many novice grant writers, and more than a few old hands, are terrified of federal grant budgets. Oddly, I find budget development one of the easiest aspects of grant writing, so I thought I would provide Seliger’s Quick Guide to Developing Federal Grant Budgets: * When you first read the RFP, ignore the budget instructions, [...]

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Tags: Budgets · How-to

January Links: Health Care, the Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center, the Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program, and more

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

* Isaac was interviewed on Nonprofit Spark Radio. * As Ranks of Insured Expand, Nation Faces Shortage of 150,000 Doctors in 15 Years: “A shortage of primary-care and other physicians could mean more-limited access to health care and longer wait times for patients.” Limited access to care health care is already here—not because of insurance, [...]

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Tags: Links

As Predicted in January 2010, the “R” Word, Rescission, is Finally Here

January 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Every January for the past three years, I’ve written a post about why it’s a great time to apply for federal and state grants. Here I go again: this post explains why nimble organizations will start the New Year by kick-starting their grant writing efforts, albeit for a different reason than in past Januarys. Now [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants

Sign Me Up for Wraparound Supportive Services, But First Tell Me What Those Are

January 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Most social and human services get delivered in one of two ways: on a drop-in basis or a case-managed basis. The latter is often characterized as “wraparound supportive services,” and is the subject of this post. If you’ve ever been to a Boys and Girls Club or YMCA, you’ve received services on a “drop-in” basis, [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants · How-to · Nonprofits