Over $41 BILLION in foundation dollars were granted
to non-profit organizations in 2010.*

Are You Getting Your Share?

Foundation assets have grown by over 500% since 1975 and
continue to grow. Finding foundations that will support
your programs and knowing how to approach them
makes it easy to get your share!

 

"Five Days to Foundation Grants" is a succinct (a mere 77 pages) distillation of grant proposal writing magic! The author covered all the basics of grant proposal writing, including foundation prospect research on a budget (nothing needed but an internet connection), how to use storytelling to your organization's advantage, how to submit an online grant proposal, and what materials you'll need. I've taken two day accredited courses that didn't cover as much material as this book. The grant checklist forms alone are more than worth the price! Highly recommended!

 

K. Purcell
Orlando, FL

 

 

"Pamela,

Your simple course has been incredible! It has made more sense in five days than many of the $1000 courses. Thank you very much for taking the time to do this and truly help those of us who are struggling to bring in the revenue."

 

Judy Barclay

The Full Life Ahead Foundation

 

 

 

From: Pamela Grow

Date:

 

 

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?

 

I know I keenly remember the day I watched a program director tell ten destitute moms that the agency could no longer provide early intervention services to their developmentally delayed babies because a proposal I had written to continue and expand the program was not fully funded due to cutbacks at the state level. Maintaining that image in my mind as I pursue grant funds puts those dollar goals in perspective. I vowed to never let anything like that happen again from that day forward.

 

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?

  • We can’t rely on foundation funding.
  • Writing a grant proposal is a tedious, time-consuming process.
  • If you have one perfect grant proposal template, it will suffice for any foundation.
  • The “XYZ” Organization’s board member knows one of the trustees at the “Acme Foundation.” We don’t know anyone.
  • Foundation grants are large and come from large foundations. They wouldn’t be interested in our modest non-profit.
  • XYZ Foundation only supports grants for education and human services. They wouldn’t even look at our arts program
  • Foundations don’t support funding for general operating support.
  • Accepting foundation funding will compromise our programs.

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:

  • How many other funders have you approached for this project?
  • What collaborations have you established with other organizations within your community?
  • How many individuals do you expect to serve with this program?

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.

 

Let me tell you my story ...

 

Several years ago, I quit my job with one of the nation’s top private grantmaking foundations to take on a development position with a mid-sized nonprofit agency (annual budget $3M).  My task?  To create a development department from the ground up.

 

I don’t need to tell you that it was challenging!

 

With the aid of a successful local businessman, this particular organization had run a hugely successful capital campaign just five years prior. And what had they done since?

 

Nothing. Not a thing. Major donors were ignored. Foundation contacts lapsed. The organization belonged to some key community organizations, yet hadn’t had any contact in years. Worst of all, records were missing! Frankly, I thought that I’d taken on more than I could handle.

 

But I decided to start out with what I knew best – writing grant proposals. You see, I’d spent six years working in programming at one of the nation’s largest private family foundations I’d seen thousands of proposals cross my desk. I studied the proposals that were successful.

 

And I distinctly recalled the day when the foundation president and I reviewed a proposal together. She remarked, a bit gravely, “Well it has all the successful elements of a good proposal but it’s not very compelling, is it?”

 

That conversation stuck in my mind.

 

Without any history to go on and with a lot of other areas to cover (community and public relations, getting a website up and running, organizing our annual appeal and … well, you get the gist), I needed a system for researching prospective foundations, writing effective grant proposals and getting them out the door – fast!

 

I began researching regional foundations and it was during this initial phase that my system began to come together.

 

I identified three different types of foundation funders, and knowing the differences between them proved to be a key component in the creation of my system.

 

When I thought about the most successful proposals I’d seen, they all had a common theme.  The truly compelling proposals engaged the reader and told a story.  And -- just as importantly -- they aligned with the mission of our foundation’s founders.

 

My system began to take root …

Imagine... no more struggling to find foundation funding to support your programming needs!

Sounds too good to be true?

 

 

Well, it isn't if you have The System That Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot!

 

Think about it. Writing effective grant proposals is one of the most powerful skills a development professional could have and one of the rarest. It’s a known fact that many people simply HATE to write! Simply put, the outlines and proposal letter templates contained in this system alone are priceless.

 

 

And creating your own foundation proposal stystem is the hard part

 

It could take you years and can cost you a small fortune in workshops, books, consultants’ fees and rejected proposals to figure out just the right combinations that make some proposals work - while others fall flat on their face.

 

But instead of knocking yourself out trying to come up with just the right method for finding funders to support your program, you can now have it inside a new product called:

The System That Puts Your Foundation Funding
on Auto-Pilot!

At last! Everything you need to craft compelling FUNDED foundation proposals is here in a unique system designed to increase your output of proposals, increase your organization’s funding and never again scramble to meet a deadline.

 

But don't take my word for it. Here's what clients from all over the country are saying about this unique proposal writing system:

 

“The e-book 5 days to Foundation Grants has portrayed the grant writing process in such simple steps that a virtual novice should find success. Accompanying charts provide helpful assistance in organizing pertinent information, and the links to online sources are priceless.

 

“This book not only condenses 9 days worth of grant writing workshops into a mere 74 pages, but adds important information on developing an organization's unique and identifiable USP. The author did a fantastic job in presenting deep material in an easy read!

 

“I am one of those virtual novices in grant writing, and represent a rural health agency in a frontier northwest Kansas county. Grant writing is only one aspect of a myriad of jobs I am expected to perform at our facility.

“Your book struck me as being the "Reader's Digest" of grant writing
manuals.....I'm sure I will refer to it many times in the future as a road
map to success.”

 

Othelia Vacura
Oberlin, Kansas 67749

 

 

 

“The Grant Proposal Toolkit provides a variety of templates, sample proposal letters and checklists. For new grant writers, staring at a blank sheet of paper can make the whole process seem overwhelming. Having a collection of templates and sample letters to look at can be all you need to get your creative ideas flowing. I especially liked the sample checklists since organization is the key to successful grant writing.

 

I would recommend Pamela Grow’s Write Grant Proposal package to anyone looking for a collection of grant writing tools. This package will help with not only researching potential foundations but also provide useful ideas on organization and writing tips which help you show a funder the value of your non-profit organization.”

Lisa Filbin
Gardnerville, NV

 

 

"Thanks to Pamela Grow (the author), this Writing Grant Proposals eBook has been one of the simplest, yet most beneficial fundraising books that I have read so far.

It's short but comprehensive. It's easy to read and gets to the point (Pam Grow doesn't waffle on about unnecessary information).

It can be used by (ignorant) Grant writing beginners (like I was), as well as seasoned veterans!"

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“Boy, Pamela - you are good!

 

“I wish you could talk to all of my faculty (and some of my administration) to help them begin to understand thinking-beyond-their-perspective-of-their-program" and the importance of extensive research.

 

Having received 4 rejections in 2 days, your program is a ray of sunshine!”

Audrey S.

 

 

 

“Pamela,

 

“5 Days to Foundation Grants is a jewel! The style is very readable, almost conversational. It makes the reader feel that successful grantseeking is possible, even with minimal experience. The filing system seems quite manageable, and makes sense. Also, the specific examples of the LOI and follow-up letter will be helpful to a new proposal writer.

 

“Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn from your experiences as both funder and seeker of funds. I see that the glaring change I need to make in my grantseeking is to set very clear goals. Your guidelines for doing just that will be put to use immediately.

 

Peg Shipley

 

 

“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

 

 

“Hi Pamela:

 

“I found your comments on marketing tactics to be very interesting and helpful … provides me with needed information to move beyond our typical ways of doing things”.

Peggy S.

 

 

“Pamela,

 

“What a unique perspective you have, having been on both sides of the
fence! Thanks for sharing.”

Leah H.

 

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:

 

“Dear Foundation Director:


We are pleased to submit this request for your review. We look forward to your partnership in our efforts to …”

 

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:

  • Find little known foundations that are happy to support your efforts?
  • Adapt a “boilerplate” proposal to suit any foundation?
  • Make your proposal stand out from the pack?
  • Tell your organization's story in a way that makes funders relish reading your proposals?
  • Go after foundations that DON’T support your program area – and get funded?
  • Easily set up a system to get five to ten proposals out the door – every week?

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 –

  • Featuring the latest up-to-date online resources for research, effective proposal writing and news of the non-profit sector
  • Why the actual foundation research is your most important step
  • Everything you need to know to research potential funders, including little known foundations with big assets (often requiring little more than a letter of application!)
  • How to build a long-standing relationship with your donors ON AUTO PILOT
  • The one thing you should NEVER do when applying for a grant
  • How to market your organization and programs to prospective funders
  • How to tell a compelling story about your organization
  • And more – much more!

Bonus!

  • Downloadable foundation tracking program for quick setup of your own system. Our instantly downloaded database makes it easy to keep track of your funders.

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!

 

“I have been writing grants for seven years and it has taken me that long to develop some of the processes that you outline. I wish someone had shared that information with me years ago.”

 

John Mercer
The Washington Hospital Foundation
Washington, PA 15301

 

Never Attend Another Useless Grant Proposal
Writing Workshop Again!

Okay, so what's the cost for this incredible resource?

 

You could spend a fortune in books and training to find all the information available to you in The System That Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot and still not have a ready to use system for achieving lasting foundation grants.

 

Like me, you’ve probably sat through many grant proposal writing workshops. Frankly, I’ve SLEPT through a few.

 

If you’re lucky you’ll glean a kernel of useful information. A lot of times you’ll get the same old rehash. Reading and following grant application guidelines is fairly basic …

 

Workshops, classes and seminars run from $99 up to $500! That’s right – and there’s no guarantee or follow up!

 

But I'm not going to charge you anywhere near that amount or even my minimum project price. In fact, your total investment for this complete guide to getting foundation funding is only $79.99!! $29.99 Limited Time

 

So what's the catch? Why am I practically giving this resource away?

 

Well, it's really quite simple. I’ve worked in the non-profit field for over fifteen years. I have a strong belief in YOUR mission – and I want to share with you what I’ve learned – from courses, books, trial and error, marketing and, most importantly - the inside scoop - from the foundations themselves!

 

“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

 

100% Risk-Free Guarantee:

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 -- $79.99 special 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. That's why...

 

You Really Can't Afford Not To Invest In The System That Puts Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot!

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,

 

Pamela Grow

 

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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