12 pages tagged with Grants:

  • Bosnian Handicrafts: ‘shopping with a purpose’ campaign by SOFII This highly professional multi-media campaign from Bosnia shows that inspirational and innovative fundraising can succeed anywhere.
  • Chapter Mental Health: Conversational trust funding application by David Burgess In this inspiring case study, David Burgess shares how Matt Zeqiri tried out an innovative trust funding approach that was visually impactful and compelling. Some simple, well thought out changes saw his organisation’s application jump straight to the top of the pile and ensured it secured that all-important funding. 
  • Don’t chase the dollars! by Tom Butero Don’t chase the dollars, says Tom Butero in this new article on raising grants. What? That’s what I’m for, you must be thinking. Tom explains it could be dangerous to jump at an opportunity without thinking about the outcomes, negative and positive, it could have on your organisation.
  • Grant writing in a character limited world by Charlene Rocha Has technology saved you time and trouble when writing an application for a grant? Or do you find online application forms limit how much you can say? Click here to find how you can get all your valuable information across in fewer words.
  • I just did my first round of grant assessing – here’s what I learned by Vic Hancock Fell After years of fundraising for small charities, Vic Hancock Fell found herself on the other side of the process – assessing grant applications. Find out what Vic learned and what changes she’ll make when she writes her next application for a trust or foundation.
  • Longstowe Church, Cambridgeshire, UK: restoration appeal by Anthony Clay ‘Recession? What recession? It all goes to show that good fundraising still works, recession or not.’ How a tiny congregation in rural England raised the huge sum needed to restore their splendid church.
  • Passion and pragmatism – your main tools for winning grants by Jo Garner Never forget that charitable foundations and trusts exist purely and simply to give money away. Click here to find out how you can make your application stand out from the crowd.
  • Ten things you should remember when writing to trusts and foundations by Jo Habib As with all fundraising, you really need to think about what you are doing from the foundations’ – the donors’ – perspectives. If you were them, what would you want? How would you want to be approached? What would you want to know?
  • Ten tips to spur the creative grant proposal-writing process by Pamela Grow Pamela says: ‘Your final step should be a gracious letter to the foundation, thanking them for their time and their thorough review of your proposal. You’d be surprised at how few organisations take the time to thank the foundation.’
  • The Art Fund: the battle to save the Staffordshire Hoard by SOFII This emergency appeal captivated the imagination of the public and was so successful that it even closed a few weeks early. This will be a useful read for all fundraisers.
  • What are charitable foundations and trusts? by Jo Habib Charitable foundations and trusts are simply marvellous – they exist only to give away money. Maybe they could give some to you. If you are new to fundraising, Jo Habib will explain what they are when you click here. If you are an old hand, are you contacting givers of gifts, investors, or shoppers?
  • What you need in your backpack. Essential preparation for grant applications by Jo Garner Are you settling down to write that all-important grant application? You’ll need to make sure that your fundraising ‘backpack’ is full of the essentials if you are to succeed, says Jo Garner. You’ll find them here on SOFII.