Grantseeking and prospecting funds often becomes the business of almost anyone involved with a nonprofit organization. This page provides resources on key aspects of grantseeking for the novice to the seasoned professional.
- Introduction to Fundraising Planning - Webinar. (GrantSpace, 2011)
- Board handbook for fundraising.(VON, 2002)
- Friendraising : raising funds, finding friends to realize bold community visions : a workbook(Born, 2003)
- Donor centered fundraising : how to hold on to your donors and raise much more money(Burk, 2003) Members of Imagine Canada can borrow this book through our Lending Library program.
- Face to face : how to get bigger donations from very generous people.(Wyman, 1993)
Prospect Research & Grantseeking
- Canada Business: Government Grants, Loans and Financing - Free search tool listing over 400 government funding programs.
- The Scoop(newsletter) from the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement – Canada APRA – APRA’s online quarterly newsletter.
- The Fundraising Authority: How Many Prospects do You Need? An article discussing prospect ratios for major gifts.
- Debunking Foundation Myths - Article discussing 5 common foundations myths with Mark Blumberg, a charity lawyer based in Toronto, Canada.
- Insights on Grantseeking (Imagine Canada's Blog) Part one focuses on planning and research, while part two looks at proposal writing and stewardship.
- GrantSpace: Sample Documents - This free collection contains winning proposals, cover letters, letters of inquiry, winning proposal budgets, and more.
- Common Reasons Grant Proposals Get Rejected - Grantmakers reveal the most common reasons proposals get rejected in this Chronicle of Philanthropy article
- Foundation Center: Proposal Writing Short Course - Describes in detail how to prepare of the various components of a funding proposal, and includes planning, research, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.
- Cass CCE: The Art of Refusal A new report sets out a new series of guidelines to help charities reduce the time spend on unsuccessful grant applications.