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Common Grant Applications: An Approach to Foundation Grantmakers

Presented by Glenda O'Neal
Recorded On: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Duration: 90 minutes
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Course Description:
With the seemingly endless string of budget crises in Washington, many grant seekers are being forced to turn to private foundations to make up for public funding shortfalls. But this has its own problems. Foundations have a myriad of individual formats, information requirements, and writing styles—resulting in confusion, duplicated efforts, and even the loss of potential funding.

What if you could know what specific foundation grant-makers value in proposals before you even start writing?

And what if you could craft a highly targeted proposal in the time it takes other grant writers to approach a single foundation?

Well, you can—if you gain an understanding of the Common Grants Application (CGA) process. This webinar will show you how to prepare a CGA from the grant maker’s perspective, by explaining what information foundations ask for, and how they use it.

Turn 90 minutes into higher-scoring proposals! You’ll learn what the CGA is, how it’s used by foundations and corporations, and how to make a smooth transition from government to foundation proposal writing.  Never guess at what include in a foundation proposal again!

Learning Points and Questions To Be Answered:
•    The basics of the Common Grant Application
•    Which foundations accept a CGA
•    How CGAs and the private-sector funding process compare to the government application and process
•    How to use the CGA to save time and eliminate guesswork by standardizing—and customizing—private-sector grant proposals
•    How to read between the lines of forms, questions and instructions to provide exactly what grant-makers are looking for
•    Writing tips for achieving top grant scores
•    And more

Never guess at what include in a foundation proposal again! Reserve your space now to master the secrets and skills needed to turn the CGA into a new competitive advantage—and new funding. Learn the fast, successful strategies for producing proposals that win you new funding. Step by step, speaker Glenda O’Neal shares the secrets that consistently earn her grants proposals perfect scores.

Attendees Who Will Benefit From This Audio Conference Include:
Nonprofit and public organizations and state and federal grant recipients wanting to expand their reach—and success—with private grant-makers. It is of particular value to:
•    Grant writers
•    Development directors
•    Fundraisers
•    Executive directors
•    Teachers and administrators
•    Foundation representatives interested in revision or developing application forms and instructions for applicants

Glenda O'Neal Glenda  O'Neal
Glenda O’Neal has been an independent grants consultant since 1988, with a 100% success rate in planning and writing federal grants. Glenda’s applications have consistently ranked first in the nation, often tallying perfect scores. Glenda has assisted organizations in raising millions of dollars in government and foundation grants since 1978, and foundations often borrow her proposals to use as writing guides for perspective applicants.
Glenda has also developed writing, program development, and reporting skills as a direct result of administering social service programs. She has worked as a program auditor reviewing and auditing federal grants and assisting with the grant review process for a private foundation and the local united Way.
Drawing from her wealth of experience, Glenda wrote Let’s Write a Grant, a book meant to guide grant writers through the development of a standard foundation proposal. Glenda also teaches online grant writing courses for academic credit at Purdue University Calumet, University of Missouri St. Louis, and Loma Linda University, as well as non-credit online courses under the sponsorship of CD publications. In addition, she hosts a website for grant writers,, writing articles and developing resources on grant-related topics.
Glenda is a presenter for Thompson Information Services’ series of audio conference on federal grant topics, and serves on their Grants Editorial Advisory Board.