Tag Archives: grantwriting

Congressional Letters of Support – Really?

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant. She is currently…

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Become a Grant Reviewer to Become a Better Applicant

One of the smartest things a grantseeker can do is find a way to get inside the heads of those who make the decisions about which grant applications to fund. Sometimes that’s as simple as reading the fine print of…

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What Red Sox Fans Can Teach Grantseekers

As a born-and-raised New Englander, it’s in my genetics for October to be one of my favorite months.  The mornings are darker and crisper, toasty layers are retrieved from boxes and placed by the front door, and the errant ruby…

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Help Reviewers Remember and Love Your Proposal

(This guest post was written by Dr. Phyl Renninger and Dr. Karen Stinson, co-authors of a number of Thompson’s grant-related publications.  Dr. Renninger is the Director of Resource Development for Florida State College at Jacksonville and the president of the…

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Find Yourself a Mentor

(This guest post was written by Dr. Phyl Renninger and Dr. Karen Stinson, co-authors of a number of Thompson’s grant-related publications.  Dr. Renninger is the Director of Resource Development for Florida State College at Jacksonville and the president of the…

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Free Webinar This Friday for Thompson Publication Subscribers

As you probably remember, the regular bloggers here at Funding Attractions are also the editors of Thompson’s grants-related publications.  We’re doing something special for some of our subscribers later this week, and I wanted to share the info here to…

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What Do You Want to Know About Being a Competitive Grantseeker?

It’s class participation time, loyal readers. We’re in the process of planning a free audio conference for our subscribers to the Local/State Funding Report and the Guide to Federal Funding for Government and Nonprofits. It’ll be a panel discussion of…

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What Grant Applicants (and Funding Agencies) Can Learn From Van Halen

I am a rock music fan.  A BIG rock music fan.  Let’s leave it at that for the time being.  Even if you don’t like rock music, I’m guessing that if you’re of a certain age, you probably know that…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: The Value of Professional Organizations

(This post is excerpted from an article in the July 11 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) Whether you’re a seasoned grants professional, new to grant research and grantwriting, or the recent inheritor of those activities at your organization, professional organizations…

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Job Alert: Prince George's CC (Md.) Seeking Grants Director

If you’re in the D.C. metro area and looking for a new professional opportunity, you may want to consider this one at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.:

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