Here’s a sampling of websites that will help you start learning about writing grant proposals. You will note that many of these sites have their own links pages that list numerous additional resources for nonprofit organizations.
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Nonprofits Online 2.0 http://www.communicationmark.com/nonprofitsonline2.php A wide assortment of free or very inexpensive resources to assist nonprofit organization employees, including deep discounts, useful online tools, tips on accessing data to make your fundraising case, and much more. Posted by Mark Goldstein of Communication Mark.
Foundation Center http://www.fdncenter.org
Free online proposal writing tutorials and many other resources.
Charity Channel http://www.charitychannel.org
Forums allow you to discuss proposal writing and other nonprofit issues with colleagues.
Grant Proposals http://www.grantproposal.com
Tons of free advice, plus samples of well-written inquiry letters and proposals, advice from funders and more.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
http://www.cfda.gov Very useful for finding government programs which will support your cause.
Proposal Writing http://www.proposalwriter.com/links.html
A good page for proposal writing links located on consultant Deborah Kluge’s site.
A site established by the government to inform people about government grants. An especially useful feature allows you to have updates and announcements regarding specific programs sent to your e-mail address.
A site which provides free information and tax records for many nonprofits. Hint: view foundation tax returns for information on who they have funded.
Learner Associates http://www.learnerassociates.net/proposal
Another short, free online course teaching proposal writing basics.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) website.
AFP – WNC http://www.afpwnc.org/
The site for the Western NC Chapter of AFP.