Sunday, September 18, 2011

Want To Increase Your Nonprofit's Grant Raising Success Rate? Then...

Upping The Odds In Getting Any Grant, Or Do We Compete With Each Other For Grants?

What Is A Well Run Non Profit Agency?  I'll Tell You...

Top 10 Grant Money Myths: Do You Think You Know What You're Doing While Looking for Grant Money? Or, Do You Know That You Don't?!

Grant Seeking According to the Various Stages of A Nonprofit's Life

Do Not Chase Grants, Instead - Raise Them Again and Again

To Improve Your Nonprofit, Do What Nonprofits That Are Surviving This Economy Are Doing

A Community's Confidence In A Nonprofit Is the Ultimate Key to An Organization's Future

How Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Can Be Successful In the Coming Fiscal Year

Top Ten Successful Methods for Any Nonprofit To Use to Survive A Poor Economy

How To Use Your Nonprofit's Recent Grant Work to Apply More Often and Receive More Grants

Why It Matters What the Public Thinks of a Nonprofit, And How to Check

Matching Grants for Sea Turtle Research, or Assessment, or Bycatch Reduction and Conservation Projects in the Western Hemisphere

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post for more information].

Deadline: October 1, 2011 (Pre-proposals)

Sea Turtle Conservation Fund Invites Pre-Proposals for Spring 2012 Grant Round

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced the availability of matching grant funding for sea turtle conservation projects in the Western Hemisphere through the Sea Turtle Conservation Fund. Projects of interest will focus on research, assessment, and bycatch reduction.

The most competitive projects under the spring 2012 cycle of the Sea Turtle Conservation Fund will directly implement projects under two priority topic areas.

The first priority area relates to three populations of sea turtles: Northwest Atlantic loggerhead (bycatch assessment of the Canadian longline fishery and bycatch mitigation in trawl and longline fisheries); North Atlantic leatherback (assess and reduce harvest/bycatch in Panama and Costa Rica); and East Pacific leatherback (development of a business plan for the population).

The second priority topic for the 2012 spring grant round is to determine and assess potential bycatch and/or unsustainably managed legal harvest hotspots for the Caribbean hawksbill population.

Applicants are encouraged to select one topic for each proposal. Applications outside these priority areas will be considered for funding provided they support the goals and objectives outlined under the NFWF Sea Turtle Conservation Business Plan (but will be a lesser priority for funding).

All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding the U.S. federal government) working on projects to increase the populations of North Atlantic leatherbacks and loggerheads; Caribbean hawksbills; and East Pacific leatherbacks, hawksbills, and loggerheads are eligible to apply. Applications for funding for land or easement acquisition, political advocacy, lobbying, or litigation will not be considered.

The majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $25,000 to $150,000. However, upper or lower limits to award size are not specified. A minimum of a 1:1 match of cash or in-kind services is required.

Projects may extend from one to three years. Additional-year funds are not guaranteed to be available in future years to supplement awards made as a result of this review.

Visit the NFWF Web site for complete program guidelines, background resources, and application procedures.

Monday, September 12, 2011

How to Create A Budget For A Grant Proposal and Also, How To Budget In Order To Afford Grant Writing

How Do We Afford Grant Writing?

The Word "Gets" Is In "Budgets"

Your New Program or Project Design Must Be Clear Before Applying for Grants

How and Where Resources Exist To Keep One Step Ahead for Prudent, Conservative and Effective Budgeting and Planning In the Rebounding Economy

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits Providing Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding After Hurricane Irene

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: October 31, 2011

AmeriCares Launches U.S. Disaster Recovery Grant Program to Aid Survivors of Storms and Flooding

AmeriCares, a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs in the United States and internationally, has announced the launch of a $500,000 disaster recovery initiative to aid survivors of Hurricane Irene and other recent storms.

The initiative will provide funding to nonprofit organizations responding to the recent hurricane, as well as to nonprofits continuing to rebuild and aid recovery efforts in the wake of the tornadoes in the Midwest and South, Mississippi and Missouri river flooding, and other major natural disasters that have taken place since February 1, 2011.

Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or have a suitable fiscal agent. Organizations should demonstrate a commitment to work in solidarity with affected communities, with compassion, transparency, and a commitment to excellence; sufficient expertise, suitable staffing, and administrative capacity to implement the proposed project; and ability to report on project outcomes, including quantitative indicators and qualitative assessment.

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to projects in the health sector, with an emphasis on medical and dental care for the uninsured, mental health and psychosocial support services, and preparedness for future disasters. Funds will support a wide variety of initiatives, including restoring and expanding health services in affected communities, increasing access to medicine, providing counseling and case management for survivors, repairing damaged facilities, and enhancing emergency response capabilities.

Grants will fund projects for up to twelve months.

Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis from September 1, 2011, through October 31, 2011.

Visit the AmeriCares Web site for the complete Request for Proposals and application procedures.