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A blog for grant writing professionals, nonprofit leaders, freelancers, and the grant curious!
Can I Make Money as a Grant Writer?
"Can I really make money as a grant writer?" Our short answer and long answer are the same: abso-freakin-lutely! We’re just kidding, we do have a longer answer...it’s the rest of this blog post. ;)
The Ideal Career Change for Social Workers - Grant Writing!
Are you a social worker looking to make a career change? Grant writing might be the right career pivot for you. Learn more in this post.
Honest Review - How Learn Grant Writing Compares to AGWA
Sarah reviews her experience with the American Grant Writers’ Association vs. Learn Grant Writing. Keep reading to save time, money, and heartache!
Why Grant Writing is The Best Job For Stay-at-Home Moms
Want a flexible at-home career while you grow your family? Grant writing is one of the best jobs because it’s flexible, profitable, and life-giving.
Tom Kenny: Nonprofit Grant Writer to Grant Writing Consultant
Tom Kenny transitions from nonprofit grant writing to grant writing consulting. Becoming a freelancer was scary, but Tom made the leap successfully.
How to Plan Your Quarter for Business and Life - The Unicorn Way
On The Unicorn Living Podcast, Meredith Noble and Alex Lustig teach purposeful planning, Unicorn-style. Learn how to plan your quarter for business and life.
The Yarnalls Write Nonprofit Grants for Veterans
Kim and Bob Yarnall secure their retirement plan and pursue their passion writing nonprofit grants for veterans through their business The Mission Makers.
How Do I Pay a Grant Writer?
Organizations pursue grants because they need money, but hiring a professional grant writer costs money. The question is, “Can I pay the grant writer from the grant?”
Kyle Weckerly: From Ghostwriter to Full-Time Nonprofit Grant Writer
Kyle was also encouraged by other individuals prompting him to check out grant writing, especially since ghostwriting had provided him many transferable skills relevant to grant writing.
How To Write a Grant in 7 Easy Steps
Learn how to write a grant using the seven step process we teach at Learn Grant Writing. This is an excellent grant writing training for beginners.
Stephanie Soliz: Uncovering the “Elusive” Skill of Grant Writing for Nonprofits
After earning her grant writing certificate, Stephanie has helped nonprofits she genuinely cares about win over $150,000 in the last year.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion as a Grant Writer
Learn how to unpack your motivation, combat white saviorism, and be an anti-racist through a selection of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) resources.
Jess Stack, From Teacher to Grant Writing Consultant in 6 Months
A mere six months into her grant writing journey, Jess has built a grant writing business, has five clients, and won a $300,000 grant!
Top Career Change for Teachers
To become a teacher, you must love helping people. If you are looking for a way to keep doing that, but gain flexibility in your schedule, then grant writing might be for you.
Communications Graduate Becomes Grant Writer
Sarah wanted to combine her love for marketing and journalism into a way that could benefit and help others, while also working remotely.
Why Start a Side Hustle
What can folks do who are not in a position to quit their full-time job, but do want to work for themselves or add an income stream? Drum roll please… Enter: the side hustle.
Three Possible Career Paths Through Grant Writing Training
We’re celebrating Celia who landed a salaried job, Barbara who is a nonprofit changemaker extraordinaire, and Joanna who is a consultant and is capitalizing on her fundraising expertise!
Project Management For Nonprofits and Grant Writers
So how can you use project management in your nonprofit or as a freelance grant writer? In this post, we share our top project management tips for kicking off a new grant pursuit!
Alexis Gains Confidence & Skills Customized for Her Dream Lifestyle
Alexis secured over $1.3M in grants in the four months after receiving her certificate from Learn Grant Writing. She now regularly contributes to Learn Grant Writing.
What is Deficit-Based Versus Strength-Based Writing?
Deficit-based (wrong) versus strength-based (strong) writing involves a shift from focusing on what is broken to instead focusing on what is working.
How To Hire a Grant Writer
Can you pay a grant writer from the grant? How much does it cost to hire a grant writer? Where do you find them? All that and more in this post.
How to Become a Freelance Grant Writer
A step-by-step approach to becoming a six-figure freelance grant writer, or how to leverage freelance experience to land a full-time job.
From Journalist to Grant Writer - A 50% Pay Increase
How Julia-Grace pulled off a major career change in the middle of a pandemic.
Review of Top 20 Online Grant Writing Classes
There is a whole internet of opportunity for you to learn more about grant writing.
Why a 2nd Edition of Our Grant Writing Book?
The world of funding is changing. This newly expanded and updated version has you covered!
Grants for Historic Buildings
Learn about funding opportunities for historical structures and how to secure grant funding for them successfully.
Tips For Your Next Grant Kick-Off Meeting
Bold statement, but how your kick-off goes is a good indicator of how the rest of your grant pursuit will go. Learn how to run a fabulous kick-off meeting.
Grants for Organizations Serving Veterans
As we think about the sacrifices Veterans (and their families) have made for us on this day, we want to share a few grant opportunities for organizations serving Vets.
What Is Match Funding For Grants?
And, why you shouldn't be afraid of match funding. Learn how to use match funding strategically.
The Difference Between Grant Writing and Fundraising
Upon deeper thought, it’s a bit more challenging to decipher their differences (because they are different).
Top 10 Tips for Nonprofits Writing Grants
Learn where to look for grants, how to build relationships with funders, find the right grants, and more.
New Book on Grant Writing!
Lots of people want to explore their curiosity about grant writing. We wrote this book to introduce you to the fundamentals of grant writing.
Writing Your Grant Narrative
Even as pros, it can be overwhelming starting a new grant application. This post shares our best tips for learning to write your first draft of a grant narrative quickly and fearlessly.
Grant Writing: First or Third Person?
We will break down what is the difference between the 1st and 3rd person and how to write a grant application using a blend.
How to Avoid Last Minute Grant Pursuits
If you want a high success rate writing grants and to not burn out, it is critical to learn how to avoid last minute pursuits. Here is our advice when you navigate sticky situations.
Top Mistakes Made by Grant Writers and How to Avoid Them
Obvious as these tips may seem, they are incredibly easy mistakes to make. Learn them to avoid them!
Must Do Math Before Writing a Grant
For every single grant we seriously consider, we insist on knowing the applicant success rate. Check out this post for the other two must do calculations before applying.
3 Tests to Decide if a Grant is Worth Pursuing
If you want to increase your success rate writing grant proposals that win, you must decide which grants are worth applying or not.
Using the FOIA to Get Copies of Past Successful Grant Applications
Learn the fascinating history of the freedom of information act, how to submit a FOIA request, and other important considerations.
Our Evaluation of the Top 10 Grant Databases
We did the research so you don't have to. Check it out for a review of the top 10 databases, plus our final recommendation.
What Does Fiscal Sponsorship Mean?
Before you start a non-profit, have you considered partnering with one that already exists? In this post, learn the benefits of fiscal sponsorship.
Searching 990 Forms for Giving History
If you are looking at Private Foundations for grants, you MUST know how to research their grant giving history. There's a wealth of information in the 990-forms!
5 Strategies for 'Invite Only' Grant Funders
What do you do when the funder says their grant program is 'invite-only'? Check out these tips before giving up.
Getting Stellar Letters of Support
Cookie cutter letters of support are terrible! Learn how step by step approach to receiving diverse and compelling letters of support.