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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need by Ellen Karsh

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APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1: 50 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A GRANT

  1.   Take stock of your own organization. Know what type of organization you work for and the type and size of grants it can manage. If you don’t know who you are, the funders won’t either.

  2.   Incorporate as a tax-exempt organization. If you want to get grants from most foundation or government sources, you need to become a 501(c)(3).

  3.   If you’re not a 501(c)(3), link up now—with an organization that is! If incorporation is a process that’s too costly, too demanding, or not appropriate (say, if you’re an individual artist), find a tax-exempt organization that is willing to be your fiscal conduit—to accept and manage grants for your benefit, sometimes taking ...

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