May Be of Interest to Person(s) Seeking Info on a Proposal Listserv/Proposal Writing

Subject: May Be of Interest to Person(s) Seeking Info on a Proposal Listserv/Proposal Writing
From: "Barbara Yanez" <BarbaraYanez -at- cogentsystems -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 11:17:54 -0700

Hi all

A while back someone was seeking info on proposal writing and a proposal
listserv. It appears there is no really good proposal listserv anymore,
but there are some listservs on yahoogroups for proposal/grant writing.
Problem is, none of them are very active at all. I signed on to all of
them and decided to "wait and see" to see just how many posts actually
come thru, and I was disappointed. However, occasionally someone posts.
Here are the listservs:

cincygrantseekers (for people in Cincinnati are - but I wrote anyway
just to see)

BTW, recently, on the "grantproposalwriting" list, someone sent the
post below. At the bottom, it contains gen'l info that may be of
interest to those who want to write proposals/grants. At the top and
middle are sources of grants/grant givers - these might be helpful too,
depending on your interest. Most really pertain more to grants for
non-profits but still there is helpful info here.

Just passing this along



Foundation Directories

Foundations On-line
The main feature of this site is the Foundation and Grantmakers
Directory. It is a directory of corporate, private, and community
foundations that award grants. There are also links to information
about fund raising software, consultants, nonprofit law specialists,
government grants, and charities. is the website for the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB
Wise Giving Alliance was formed in 2001 with the merger of the
National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better
Business Bureaus Foundation and its Philanthropic Advisory Service.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance collects and distributes information on
hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have
national or international program services.
GrantSmart is an informational and interactive resource center for
and about the nonprofit community. This site features a searchable
database of tax-related information for each of the over 60,000
private foundations. GrantSmart includes images of the most recently
filed IRS Form 990-PFs and information from key fields within each of
these tax returns. More than one year of tax returns may be

This database includes information on all IRS registered nonprofit
organizations. There are about 700,000 organizations included in
the database.
Search by keyword, state, city, zip, nonprofit type, income range,
zip code, and EIN number.

This database is a directory of nonprofit and volunteering
resources. There is also a "Career Center" to facilitate finding
employment with nonprofits.

This search engine locates nonprofit organizations on the WWW.
Search by keyword or use the subject index.

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Foundation/Grants Research

The Foundation Center
Established in 1956, the Foundation Center provides information about
nonprofit organizations. In addition to several research centers
located around the U.S., the Center created a website containing non-
profit, grant seeking, and philanthropy information. The resources
on this site cover all the major aspects of grant seeking and
making. Use their Foundation Finder to search by name for basic
information about foundations within the universe of more than 65,000
private and community foundations in the U.S. You can search their
annotated links to corporate foundations, private foundations, and
grant-making public charities by subject or geographic keyword. This
site also lists community grants by state.

Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations primarily assists foundation staff and
grant makers in grant making activities. This site discloses
information about the organization including upcoming conferences,
key personnel, etc. In addition, there are online resources for
foundations and grant makers.

The Grantmanship Center
The Grantmanship Center was founded in 1972. At first a local
project in Los Angeles, the Grantmanship Center expanded rapidly as
word of its alumni's success spread across the United States. The
Grantmanship Center conducts some 200 workshops annually in
grantsmanship and proposal writing. This site provides some
information on obtaining federal, state, and local grants. Other
information is geared more to the Grantmanship Center training
opportunities and products.

Internet Non-Profit Center
This site has information for and about nonprofits. The "Locator"
provides contact information. The "Nonprofit FAQ" is an encyclopedia
for nonprofit information. The "INC Library" is a repository for
publications about nonprofit organizations. The home page also has
links to current nonprofit news.

Non-Profit Manager's Library
This is a one-stop site tailored for those who are involved in
nonprofit management. There are, however, useful links for grant
seekers. There is grant writing information and resources for
starting your own nonprofit organization.

American Philanthropy Review-Guest Share
On their site, the American Philanthropy Review allows professionals
in the nonprofit sector to share documents for others to view.
Download documents of interest from this site. There are a few
sample grant proposals, too.

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Grants by Subject: Selected Internet Sites

These sites are a subject index of foundations that grant monies to
specific causes, studies, projects, programs, etc.

Subjects Ag-Comm

Subjects Comp-Edu

Subjects Env-Z

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Grant Writing

A Guide to Proposal Planning and Writing-The Oryx Press
This online publication provides a concise guide for grant seeking
and writing. Information provided on this site describes the grant
process from start to finish.

Grant Writing Resources
This meta-site has links for grant applications, writing resources,
fundraising, consulting, and starting a nonprofit organization. The
grant writing section is most comprehensive.
This site is designed for grant and proposal writers. Check out
the "Free Info" link to learn about the latest news, advice, and
resources in the grant-writing world.

Grantwriting Tutorial
This very detailed tutorial covers all aspects of grant writing.
This resource is designed to help those seeking grants from the EPA,
but many of the basic principles are useful for the grant writer.
There are also samples of grant proposals, a glossary, and links to
other resources.

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Government Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
This website provides access to a database of all Federal programs
available to State and local governments (including the District of
Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments;
Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public,
quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and
institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. This site is
strictly informational; you cannot apply for an assistance program
through this website.

Earl Pomeroy's Grants Page
This is a collection of grant resources compiled by the office of
Earl Pomeroy (D, North Dakota), Congressman from North Dakota.

NonProfit Gateway
Non-Profit Gateway designed as a central starting point to help
nonprofit organizations access online Federal information and
services. The White House Office of Public Liaison help create this
site to link all Cabinet Departments and many independent agencies in
order to provide information about grants, regulations, taxes, and
other services as well as information on a wide range of other topics
and programs.

IRS- Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency
and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. The
IRS, a branch of the Department of Treasury, deals directly with more
Americans than any other institution, public or private. Information
on charities and non-profits is located on the web page under
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Local Grants
North Dakota Community Foundation
The mission of the North Dakota Community Foundation is to improve
the quality of life for North Dakota's citizens through charitable
giving and promoting philanthropy. The Foundation administers many
different types of funds.

North Dakota Council on the Arts
Organizations seeking funding support from the North Dakota Council
on the Arts will find general requirements, program descriptions,
instructions for application, and application forms in the menus
provided below. The information is organized by grant program so
opportunities and resources in a particular area are easily located.

North Dakota Humanities Council
The North Dakota Humanities Council is an independent state partner
of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1973, North
Dakota Humanities Council supports a wide range of public humanities
programs with matching grants, special initiatives, and partnerships
with other institutions and organizations committed to the basic
guiding principle of bringing together citizens of all ages and
scholars of history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities
subjects to explore who we humans are, where we have been, and what
we have done toward better understanding ourselves, our relationship
with each other, our relationship with our place, and the society in
which we find ourselves.

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Online Journals

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
This online news source provides the latest news about the
nonprofit/philanthropy world.

The Grantsmanship Center Magazine
This e-journal contains articles on agency management, proposal
writing, foundation funding, government funding, fund raising,
nonprofit business ventures, Internet issues, consulting,
international funding, and nonprofit law. Only the most recent
articles are available from this e-journal.

Nonprofit Online News
Nonprofit Online News provides many sources of news, information, and
opinions for the online nonprofit community. They provide the most
recent news, an e-mail edition of the news to subscribers, and an
archive of past news items.

The NonProfit Times
The NonProfit Times is published 24 times a year. Each issue is
packed with useful business information on managing an organization
more effectively.

Philanthropy News Digest
Philanthropy News Digest is a weekly news service of the Foundation
Center. Philanthropy News Digest summarizes the content of, or from,
an original article, press or news release, or grant maker website.
It is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles
and features culled from print and electronic media outlets

Barbara Yanez
Integration Group
Mgr - Documentation

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