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Online Grant Proposal Writing Resources

 

Are you new to grant proposal writing or just need a refresher? Check out these free online resources to help polish your skills.

Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: Free Webinar

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Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: More Than a Number
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)

Presented by:
John Clese, Director of Product Marketing, Not For Profit, Avectra
Jay Love, Senior Vice President, Avectra

8 tips for a stellar donor thank you letter

Have you recently received a grant or donation? Be sure to thank the donor!

This article from the Nonprofit Times provides a nice overview of what to include in your thank you letter:

"A great thank-you letter might mean the difference between another gift from a donor and your future appeals going into the trash. Consultant Pamela Grow shares the eight ingredients to an effective thank-you letter in her e-book, The Lifetime Donor Attraction System. They are:

Joy
You want the donor to be glad to receive the letter.

Use Census Narrative Profiles to Strengthen Grant Proposal's Statement of Need

American FactFinder, a data tool from the United States Census Bureau, is a rich source of population, housing, economic and geographic information that can be used to strengthen your grant proposal's statement of need.

UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

"A new national study reveals that many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed.  A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, this first-ever study found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector, as well as deeper organizational issues, including the absence of basic fundraising systems and a lack of shared responsibility for fund development among key board and staff leaders at many organizations. "

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