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EVPRP staff provide a broad range of services and resources related to funding and grantsmanship. Below are some of the ways we can assist. The funding page provides information on internal, external, seed, and early investigator funding opportunities.

Links to helpful funding search tools and e-mail alerts can also be found here. Check here for details on internal competitions including deadlines, templates and submission guidelines. Grant Writing Services and Resources. Research Development staff can provide assistance with both large and small proposals. This page explains our services and provides links to other useful proposal preparation resources.

Our staff can assist with the logistics and coordination of site visits allowing the research team to focus on their science and team. Follow this link to find out more about these services. The events page provides information on upcoming grantsmanship workshops and events including dates, times, and registration information. Presentations from previous events can also be accessed from this site.

Being concise yet informative are essential traits of successful grant writers, especially today. The number and quality of online research resources and training courses has increased.

New partnerships have been formed — like the one between two titans in our field, The Foundation Center and GuideStar announced in September, — to support improved nonprofit research and grant writing. One can still purchase subscriptions to high quality online databases and grant directories, but the truth is, quite a bit of information is readily available online, free of charge.

For government grant seekers, GPA: Grant Professionals Association provides a number of research links on its website. In the case of GuideStar, one can look up funders that are themselves nonprofit organizations i.

Researchers can often find a more recent list of the Board of Trustees, discover who holds what positions on the board, locate a hard-to-find mailing address, and learn about recent grants awarded.

And as we all know, foundations can change direction in terms of their funding interests. These kinds of changes may take time appear in the standard directories. In fact, I often go first to the Form when conducting research about a foundation. I have increasingly found social media helpful with my private sector grant research and writing. Profile pages of individuals, foundations and companies — if they are well-maintained and up-to-date — provide snapshots about their interests and what they are doing at any given time.

They also reveal how they are promoting themselves to the public, which is critically important for corporate solicitations. In fact, it is a smart to check-in on social profile pages on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.

More than once, doing so has caused me to fine-tune my approach, head in a new direction, or abandon my approach altogether! I would also advise nonprofits to check social media prior to attempting an introduction in writing or in-person. It is important to wait for a time when your request will stand out, when the person you wish to speak with is less distracted and can focus attention on what you have to say.

Not only can you share information about your nonprofit with them online, by reading their postings you will learn about their lives and interests and get to know them better. For research purposes, on LinkedIn , I often check to see if the person to whom I am writing still works at the company I am approaching, and I can also verify their current title and similar details.

You might be surprised at how often this information changes. Certainly, the formal website of your prospect, if available, will provide this information. But if you have trouble finding the information on the website, LinkedIn can often make your work easier. Sometimes, a company you are approaching does not publish a physical address.

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J. O'Connell & Associates grant proposal writing services. The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Grant Research and Writing Zora Neale Huston () was one of the pre-eminent authors of African-American literature during the 20 th century. She once observed, “Research is formalized curiosity.