Seeking a foundation grant requires a blend of art and science, especially as competition intensifies among the growing number of nonprofits seeking private support.
Read the transcript below of a live online discussion with grant-seeking experts who shared the strategies and techniques that are essential to crafting winning proposals, using real-world examples drawn from a variety of nonprofits. They also gave advice about what matters most in a proposal and what doesn't matter.
Jana Jane Hexter has more than 15 years of proposal experience and has raised more than $28-million for nonprofit organizations. She is the author of Grant Writing Revealed: 25 Experts Share Their Art, Science, and Secrets.
Alice Boyd is president of Bailey Boyd Associates, a consulting firm that has helped raise more than $140-million for community-development programs since 1989.