By Cheryl A. Clarke
Grantwriters frequently have very little education within the sensible activity of grantseeking. Many suppose intimidated via the act of writing, and a few do not get pleasure from writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, moment version, Cheryl Clarke offers an natural method of grantseeking, one who perspectives the method throughout the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a very good tale. Grantseekers who process the method as one during which they're connecting with an viewers (grantmakers) and writing a story (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) locate larger luck with funders. The writing procedure turns into a lucrative method to inform the organization's story, instead of a chore, and their ardour and creativity result in profitable proposals.This booklet walks readers via the entire major stages of the concept, highlighting the inventive components that hyperlink parts to one another and unify the total idea. The booklet includes assets on crafting an efficient synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the tale, and the easiest how you can procedure the "short tales" (inquiry and canopy letters) that aid the bigger proposal.Clarke additionally stresses the necessity to see proposal-writing as a part of a bigger grantseeking attempt, one who emphasizes education, operating with the full improvement employees, and retaining solid kinfolk with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and skilled grantseekers alike will realize tips on how to write and aid profitable proposals with humor and passion.New variation features:Overall updates in addition to either refreshed and new examplesWorkshop routines for utilizing the storytelling approachNew chapters at the program of the storytelling strategy to different fundraising communications like charm letters and case statements, in addition to the significance of website visitsExample of an entire narrative thought
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Can your agency manage the proposed expansion of services? • Is the proposed program distinguishable from other similar programs in the community? If so, what specific niche will this program or project fill? indd 6 Storytelling for Grantseekers 11/11/08 7:57:35 PM • If other agencies are doing similar work, has your agency explored opportunities for collaboration? • Is there internal support from the board of directors and senior staff for the proposed program? If your agency can answer yes to each of these questions, then it is well on its way to developing a fundable program.
The 990 provides a wealth of information about a funder, including its total assets (in dollars), the total amount distributed, a complete list of grantees and awarded amounts, and a list of trustees or directors. Reviewing this information will help yield a more complete profile of the grantmaker you want to approach for funding. 4. Prepare a yearlong grants calendar. The grantseeking process is a yearround activity. Given all the responsibilities of a grantwriter and to help make sense of what otherwise could be chaos, I strongly recommend creating a grants calendar, which you can put on a spreadsheet relatively easily.
Indd 19 19 11/11/08 7:58:21 PM filters. Why? In order for a grantmaker to be a legitimate potential investor in your agency, it must make grants in the geographic region where your agency does its work. Suppose you identify a foundation that seems to be a perfect subject-matter fit with your agency. However, this funder restricts its grantmaking activities to a small geographic area that is two thousand miles away, or perhaps just two hundred miles, from where your agency is located. Is there any reason to approach this funder?