From: Pamela Grow
Dear Non-profit Professional,
How many times have you scrambled to meet a grant application deadline with minutes to spare?
Are you spending more time focusing on getting funded – at the expense of the programs and people you serve?
Do you live in a rural area where grant proposal writing training is difficult to find?
Does the thought of approaching new foundations and corporate funders intimidate you?
Are you wasting valuable time drafting tedious proposals for State, Federal and Foundation dollars, with nothing to show for it but rejections and a trickle of funds? Have you ever relied on government funding, only to find out at the last minute that the funds have dried up? Has this ever happened to you?
How would you like an organized proposal writing method - a system complete with every resource you needed to locate and tap into the hidden wealth of foundation funding, including an easy to use grant tracking database, AND pre-written proposal samples of funded grant proposals? Imagine being spared hours of time and frustration and getting the funding that your non-profit deserves!
If you’d like to have complete control of your operating budget, generate incredible funding for your agency’s programming – and build more programs, read on.
How many of these thoughts have you had about foundation funding?
I used to believe a lot of these myths myself – until I developed The System that Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot. How many do you believe?
Myth: We can’t rely on foundation funding.
Truth: Nonsense. I‘ve worked with organizations that derive a good 70-80% of their overall budgets from foundation funding. And, while a well diversified budget is important, there is no reason why, with a well run system of developing compelling proposals and sending and tracking your grant requests and reports on a regular basis, you can’t begin relying on foundation grant funding for a major portion of your budget today!
Myth: Writing a grant proposal is a tedious, time-consuming process
Truth. If you’re writing a grant for state or federal funding, yes, expect a long, tedious, time-consuming chore ahead of you. Writing to private foundations is, however, quite another story. Certainly, the guidelines vary for the assortment of foundations out there. Many are very typical, asking you to submit your IRS Letter of Tax Exemption, a project budget, audited financial statements, etc., along with these often standard questions such as:
If you’re familiar with your organization, the clients you serve and the programs that set your agency apart from the pack, writing a proposal should be a piece of cake. Our system provides you with not only easy to use, pre-written templates and outlines for organizing your proposal, but also specific instructions on how to write truly “compelling” proposals guaranteed to get your prospective funder to sit up and take notice!
Myth: If you have one perfect grant proposal, it will suffice for any foundation.
Truth: Despite the similarities of many foundations grant application guidelines, every foundation is as unique in its history and mission as your organization. Learn how to create proposal templates expressing your unique benefits that can be individually tailored to match the priorities of each distinctive prospective funder’s – quickly and easily!
Myth: The “XYZ” Organization’s board member knows one of the trustees at the “XYZ Foundation.” We don’t know anyone.
Truth: Yes, building relationships is crucial to establishing a pattern of growing foundation grants. And yes, cultivating relationships with funders takes time. But in one short month I was able to raise over $55,000 in foundation grant funding from foundations with which my organization had no previous relationships. Some grants were sizeable and others fell into the $250 to $500 range. I didn’t “know” anyone at any of these foundations.
Myth: Foundation grants are large and come from large foundations. They wouldn’t be interested in our modest non-profit.
Truth: See above. A veritable plethora of smaller, little known foundations exist throughout the United States, with assets of $1.5 million or less. And by virtue of their very size they often require little more than a letter of application. Learn how to locate and target these foundations,and, most importantly, when to target them!
Myth: XYZ Foundation only supports grants for education and human services. They wouldn’t even look at our arts program …
Truth: Don’t be too sure of that. Many development professionals make this common mistake. When I was seeking funding for a crucial component of my organization, I came across a regional foundation with the some of the most specific funding criteria I’ve ever seen. My organization was health-related but we certainly didn’t have anything to do with their pet cause, Crohn’s Disease. Yet I managed, with a single one page letter, to generate the funding necessary to buy expensive and very much-needed equipment.
Myth: Foundations don’t support funding for general operating support.
Truth: Here’s a common misconception that I took away from spending six years working in programming for one of the nation’s largest foundations. My foundation did not generally support general operating costs, however nearly 70% of the family and corporate foundations in the United States DO! We’ll show you how to seek out those foundations quickly and effortlessly.
Myth: Accepting foundation funding will compromise our programs.
Truth: Double nonsense. You’ve no doubt read about certain larger foundations with their own agendas and programs – foundations looking for organizations they can tailor to fit THEIR programming standards. Those foundations represent a minority of the total private foundations in the country.
A nonprofit organization grounded in foundation and individual funding is better able to remain true to its mission and clients –- government funding can carry the most restrictions (and how many times have you spent weeks drafting a proposal only to have the program guidelines change at the last minute or the funds dry up altogether?!).
If you’re still reading, I know all about the daily struggles you face trying to find funding for your organization. I’ve been where you are now and that’s how I developed the System.
I know you're probably still skeptical and a bit on the conservative side, but think about this - if you keep doing the same things over and over again - you'll only succeed in getting the same results. That's why I want to let try out my proven proposal writing system - completely and totally risk-free! (I'll tell you about my unique guarantee in a moment.)
Is this you?
Proposal writers and development professionals tend to follow a traditional pattern when it comes to approaching foundations and seeking that ever-elusive grant funding.
If you’re like most grant writers or development professionals, your approach to getting foundation funding has followed a traditional pattern. You search out the conventional avenues, seeking foundations that “might” provide a good match to your organization, or continue seeking funding only from the same foundations that have supported your efforts for the past 20 years, spending weeks drafting the “perfect” proposal, along with a letter that might start out something like this:
Imagine yourself on the other side of the table, reviewing several proposals from worthy organizations a day, all employing the same tired jargon …
In a word – BORING!
Let me emphasize to you right now that I know that the work you’re doing is of vital importance and I’m in no way disparaging your fundraising efforts.
But let me ask you another question: are all your efforts resulting in a true bottom line return on investment? Or are you ready to notch up your funding, with the needed information to move beyond the traditional way of doing things?
If you have an open mind, and more importantly could use more dollars, continue reading.
Do you know how to:
How will this system differ from the countless courses you’ve taken and all the grant-writing books you’ve already read? Simple. I’ve been where you are now, seeking foundation dollars – more importantly I’ve spent 6 years in the inner circle of programming for one of the nation’s top foundations. I know how foundations operate and I know what it takes to craft compelling proposals.
Whether you’re a grassroots organization or a larger, more established non-profit, a seasoned professional or a novice - everyone can profit by learning the easily implemented promotion techniques contained in this program – techniques that will significantly boost your foundation funding.
What, exactly, does the system contain?
5 Days To Foundation Funding eBook –
And here’s the best part - hate to write? For many individuals in development, writing a proposal is a tedious and painstaking process – and believe me it shows! Your system comes complete with the Grant Proposal Toolkit – actual sample funded proposals, letters and forms you can use to successfully market your organization to foundations!
This package will set you on your path to crafting the most effective proposals you’ve ever written – guaranteed!
Never Attend Another Useless Grant Proposal
“The book is wonderful - a helpful tool to both the novice and the experienced. It is easy to read and understand and should be a part of any proposal writer's library.”
Marie F. Smith, CRA
Manager of Grants, Contracts and Compliance Administration
Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Your success in using The System that Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot is completely guaranteed. In fact, here's my 100% Better-Than-Risk-Free-Take-it-To-The-Bank Guarantee:
I personally guarantee that if you fail to recognize your established goals of increased foundation funding within 12 months or are dissatisfied in any way…
If you honestly believe I haven't delivered on this promise then let me know and I'll issue you a prompt and courteous refund. Is that fair or what? Have you ever attended a proposal writing seminar or workshop that offered you a guarantee?
That means you can try out all these materials at my risk, while you see if they work for you or not. And if they don't produce, I honestly want you to ask for your money back. And I'll let you keep the free bonus gifts as my way of thanking you for giving The System That Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot a try.
There is absolutely no risk whatsoever on your part. The burden to deliver is entirely on me. If you don't produce immediate profits using this system then I'm the loser, not you.
Look at it this way --
introductory price of $29.99 is a small price to pay compared
to the money you're going to raise for your organization this year.
It's easy to get started right away. Click the order link below to be taken to a secure order page provided by my authorized reseller, Clickbank. After you've submitted your credit card information and other details you'll be taken to the private webpage where you can download all the files.
Click here to place your secure order for your copy and get ready to grow your organization today!
To your fundraising success,
P.S. If you're new to nonprofit work and grant proposal writing, "Five Days to Foundation Grants" is perfect for you!
P.P.S.: For less than the price of a book, you'll have a systemized, easy to use course guaranteed to find you funding fast!
Note: “The System That Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot” was specifically tailored to nonprofit organizations seeking foundation and corporate funding and does not include information on government funding.
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