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.
Nonprofit Fundamentals – Grant Writing 101 – [to be scheduled for late-2022]
Development of a successful grant proposal starts long before an application is submitted. Grant writing requires planning, research, relationship building, and a well-written application. This workshop offers a systematic, no-frills approach to the grant writing process any organization can follow. Beginning or developing proposal writers will receive a comprehensive overview on how to develop a winning project, identify funders, build relationships with foundations, and write applications that meet the high standards of grantmakers. Content is geared primarily toward nonprofit professionals who are relatively new to grant writing, though more experienced proposal writers may gain new insights and information from this workshop.
Please visit WNC Nonprofit Pathways to inquire about registration. Early registration is encouraged since spaces are limited.
Foundation Center Free online proposal writing tutorials and many other resources. Visit Site >
Charity Channel Articles and books for people working with non-profits. Visit Site >
Grant Proposals Tons of free advice, plus samples of well-written inquiry letters and proposals, advice from funders and more. Visit Site >
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Very useful for finding government programs which will support your cause. Visit Site >
Proposal Writing A good page for proposal writing links located on consultant Deborah Kluge’s site. Visit Site >
Grants.gov 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. Visit Site >
GuideStar A site which provides free information and tax records for many nonprofits. Hint: view foundation tax returns for information on who they have funded. Visit Site >
Learner Associates Another short, free online course teaching proposal writing basics. Visit Site >
AFP The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) website. Visit Site >
AFP – WNC The site for the Western NC Chapter of AFP. Visit Site >
Nonprofits Online 2.0 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. Visit Site >