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Fundraising and Grant Writing Tips

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Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Tips on searching for funding and preparing grant applications for digitization of audio recordings. 

Creative Fundraising for Preservation   

Looking for creative fundraising ideas for your book conservation project or other conservation / preservation initiative? Join us for tips on developing a creative fundraising initiative, using web content, crowdfunding, and social media. We’ll provide examples of successful initiatives and give you a check-list to follow, as well as resources to help with your fundraising efforts.

Writing Your NEH Preservation Assistance Grant

Be ready for the next grant deadline! This webinar covers the issues that should be considered when preparing to submit an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant. Emphasis will be on preparing the grant narrative, making the case for your project, getting requisite information from consultants, and putting together a good budget. Also useful for all grant writing .


Visit NEDCC's Crowdfunding for Preservation Page, for tips on creating a successful fundraising campaign. 


The Foundation Center and Guidestar are now "CANDID.ORG"

Candid was born February 1, 2019, when the Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. 

Candid Resources include:

  • Guidestar - Up-to-date data on nonprofit organizations.
  • Foundation Directory Online - Search for grantmakers in your region or nationally.
  • Grantspace - Training and resources for grant seekers.
  • And lots more

On-demand Training

We highly recommend the training available on GrantSpace, including many On-demand, free webinars and resources.

Of special note:

Introduction to Finding Grants

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.


Introduction to Proposal Writing

The A-Z of writing a grant application. Very helpful outline of the components of grant applications and tips on creating a strong proposal. Self-guided, free course. A great place to start so you'll know what to expect when preparing a grant!