Over $41 BILLION in foundation dollars
“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!
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.”
The Full Life Ahead Foundation
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
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
- If you have one perfect grant proposal template, it will suffice for
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
I don’t need to tell you that it was challenging!
With the aid of a successful local businessman,
Nothing. Not a thing. Major donors were ignored.
But I decided to start out with what I knew
And I distinctly recalled the day when the
That conversation stuck in my mind.
Without any history to go on and with a lot of
I began researching regional foundations and it was during this
I identified three different types of foundation funders, and knowing
When I thought about the most successful proposals
My system began to take root …
Imagine… no more struggling to find foundation funding
“The e-book 5 days to Foundation
“This book not
“I am one of those virtual novices in grant writing,
“Your book struck me as being the “Reader’s Digest” of
“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.”
“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!”
“Boy, Pamela – you are
“I wish you could talk to
Having received 4 rejections
“5 Days to Foundation Grants is a jewel! The style
“Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn from your experiences
“The book is wonderful – a helpful tool to both the novice and
Marie F. Smith, CRA
“I found your comments
“What a unique perspective
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:
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,
Do you know how to:
- Find little known foundations that are happy to support your
- Adapt a “boilerplate” proposal to suit any
- 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
- 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
- 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
- How to tell a compelling story about your organization
- And more – much more!
- 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
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
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
Marie F. Smith, CRA
Manager of Grants, Contracts and Compliance Administration
Institute of Ecosystem Studies
100% Risk-Free Guarantee:
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on Auto-Pilot is completely guaranteed. In fact, here’s my 100% Better-Than-Risk-Free-Take-it-To-The-Bank
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
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.
You Really Can’t Afford Not To Invest In The System That Puts
Your Foundation Funding on Auto-Pilot!
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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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