A collection of news items about grants, scholarships, proposal writing, and other topics compiled by Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, MSU Libraries. For more information, visit the Grants and Related Resources web page or contact Jon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unpack the Winning Proposal
When: August 21, 2014 2:00- 3:00pm ET
Format: Live Webinar
Cost : $69.00
You asked for it! One of the most popular questions we receive at Foundation Center is: How can I access samples of winning grant proposals? In our new webinar, “Unpack the Winning Proposal,” we’ll review excerpts from previously funded proposals to help you learn what it takes to get the grant.
•The major components of a foundation grant proposal
•Proposal sections: statement of need, executive summary, and goals and objectives
•Key tips on writing a strong proposal
•Red flags to avoid
•An increased understanding of what foundations look for in proposals
•Tips for crafting a powerful needs statement, goals, objectives, and executive summary
•Takeaway a core collection of sample winning proposals
The Rural Assistance Center Database covers a wide range of topics and eligibility categories that includes both government and private funding sources. It also allows you to search by type, sponsor, topic, and state.
The Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Association of Fundraising Professions are partnering to help you be the best fundraiser you can be by attending the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for new fundraising professionals to learn directly from experienced fundraising veterans. The course is comprised of seven modules to help attendees become stronger and more versatile fundraiser's. Participants will become familiar with the most current information and techniques in nonprofit fundraising. The program utilizes real case studies and projects for groups and individuals to make the learning experience fun and substantive.
For full details and registration information, click here.
MNA & AFP Members $390.00
Includes all educational materials and meals
Register 3 individuals together & receive a 10% discount! (applied automatically)
Register 4 individuals together & receive a 15% discount! (applied automatically)
Register 5 individuals together & receive a 20% discount! (applied automatically)
The Maximizing Investigators Research Award (MIRA) program recently proposed by the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) at the NIH is a huge step in the right direction to increase the fairness and efficiency of funding scientific research.
The basic idea is that researchers will be funded based on their past productivity and general research plans AS OPPOSED to a grant application to fund a specific research topic. No specific aims pages will even be required!
Source : Cris Waters, MIRA MIRA on the wall, who’s the fairest funding system of all?, Watershedding Blog via SpartanIdeas, July 27, 2014.
The Shelby Community Foundation's Women's Fund is soliciting applications from organizations that Serve the needs of women/girls from Shelby Township, Michigan. Our luncheon and grant awards program will be held September 26, 2014. In the past we have awarded grants to organizations such as The Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter in Mt. Clemens, among others. If you have a data base of organizations I might contact I would appreciate any help in getting the word out that we have money to award to a qualifying program.
Christina A. Savo
Shelby Community Foundation
Shelby Township, Michigan
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