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The ABCs of Effective Grant Seeking

Susan Berman, Director of Foundation Relations & Assessment, Reconstructing Judaism

Thursdays, 3 p.m.–4:15 p.m. EST: Oct. 25 and Nov. 8

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Interested in finding grant support for a project, but don’t know where to start? How do you locate a grant opportunity? How do you determine if it’s a likely match? What are the key elements of a letter of inquiry and a grant proposal? In two sessions, we’ll provide an overview of the grant-seeking and grant-writing process, along with resources for future learning.


In our first session, we covered the first steps of grant seeking: performing research, finding funders, and exploring the 990.

In our second session, we dove deeper into grant seeking: writing letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and how and when to follow up.

An overview of the essential elements included in a letter of inquiry, from Grantspace.

An in-depth outline of the necessary steps for getting the grant you want, from the Grantmanship Center.

A simple summary of the core components of a “traditional” grant proposal.

A collection of resources, including books, general information, foundation research, and proposal writing.

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