Proposal Rejected by a Foundation?

The Freedom of Information Act – which makes it possible to obtain copies of top-scoring government proposals – doesn’t regulate private foundations. So when your proposal is rejected by a private grantmaker, how...

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No Sale

All That Work — and It’s a Dud

There aren’t many things more discouraging than pouring your heart and soul into a grant proposal, sending it off with fingers crossed, and then being rejected. One of the hardest things about the...

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Change Your Perspective

Serving as a grant program officer changed my perspective about what foundations want from a grantee, and this new viewpoint made me a much better grantwriter . Here are a few things I...

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Raven in the Office

Funding Exchange Inc. — A Company or a Person?

Welcome. The development of this blog has been a gradual process, an awakening of sorts. Through nearly forty years (no way!) of doing good work within and for nonprofit groups, and after five...

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My Birch Woods

Little House in the Birch Woods

Yes, the title is a take-off of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular book Little House in the Big Woods. Ms. Wilder’s series of books was my favorite as a child, and probably had a...

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Antlers with Sunset

Welcome to Funding Exchange’s New Website

I’m happy to announce that our new website is finally live! And while you’ll continue to see improvements over the next few weeks and months, I think you’ll find that the basics are...

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My Best Friend (well, almost)

I’ve been known to say that the most important member of a grantwriter’s team is a great chiropractor or massage therapist.Deadlines being what they are, my neck and shoulders always end up in...

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Summer Garden

2012 – 2013 Training Schedule

Those of you who’ve been asking about upcoming classes and webinars  — here they are. You can choose a training, register, and pay online for our Fall 2012 – 2013 classes on the...

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Funding Exchange

Funding Exchange, Inc., (FEI) provides consulting; direct services like fundraising, program evaluation, grantwriting and program troubleshooting; and training and mentoring to nonprofits, Native American tribes, and agencies across the United States. Founded in...

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