Seven Proposal Writing Tips from a Foundation CEO

In my 35 years as a foundation CEO, I was frequently asked for advice on getting funded. There isn’t enough space here to discuss the ins and outs of creating successful proposals, but I can share with you a few of the dozens of tips you’ll find in my book, The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning Foundation Grants.

Keep It Simple: Initiatives to Eliminate Busywork and Save Time

It’s time to help nonprofits focus on achieving their critical missions rather than get stuck with endless busywork. GuideStar is proud to share that GuideStar for Grant Applications is now fully integrated and live in the Foundant Technologies
Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)! Learn how GuideStar for Grant Applications is helping them streamline the grant application process:

Most people agree that the traditional grant application process has been cumbersome and resource intensive for both grantmakers and the nonprofits seeking funds. Fortunately, based on self-awareness gained through honest and transparent conversations with grantees, many funders are rethinking their grant processes.

A Funder’s Perspective: The Journey to Grantmaking


I thought it would be helpful to let you peek into our foundation office and watch part of the grantmaking process. This is what happens when we receive the grant request your organization spent so much time putting together.