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The Hierarchy of Guideline Terms...

Terms used by funders vary. There is no set of standard definitions. While this makes responding to application guidelines tricky, most people quickly learn to decipher the changeable lingo and go about the business of winning grants. “There’s one aspect of grants terminology that can confound even experienced grantseekers,” said Barbara Floersch, chief of training […]

Buyer Beware When Engaging a Consultant...

There are lots of good reasons for nonprofits to engage professional grants consultants to help them identify funders and prepare proposals. The grant development work load might be too heavy for staff alone. Staff could benefit from mentoring by a high-level professional. Contracting with a consultant might be more cost-effective than bringing on a new […]