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

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LESSON 17

So Now You Know—What Next?

OPENING REMARKS

A community-based nonprofit organization we know applied for a federal substance abuse grant to offer programs for at-risk teenagers. The federal proposal was complex and the instructions sometimes difficult to comprehend. By the time the group submitted the proposal, it had stated the need clearly, set up measurable objectives, and demonstrated a strong, well-thought-out program with an excellent evaluation plan. But it didn’t win the grant. In fact, more than 80 percent of the organizations that applied for this grant didn’t win.—ASF

LEADING QUESTIONS

We Did Everything Right . . . and Our Grant Still Was Turned Down. Why? And What Do We Do About It?

Who wins every grant? What not-for-profit ...

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