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Invite a Funder to Give

Step Three of the grant-seeking cycle is where you ask your prospective funder for money. Don't rush to fire up your word processing program to write a full grant proposal, though, because that is just one of five basic ways you can make your initial contact. Other options are to make an introductory phone call, request a meeting with the funder, set up a site visit by the funder, or write a letter of inquiry. Depending on your situation, you may use any or all of these five methods as you make your request.

In this chapter we'll discuss the various ways of making contact with a funder and communicating your formal request ...

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