Getting Funded



On-line Resources

Theory of Change

Outcomes and Impact

Books on Impact

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors
1st Edition copyright 2014
by Marc J. Epstein  (Author), Kristi Yuthas
Review by FORBES

Social Media



Resource Links

Freelance Grant Writer

Freelance grantwriters work as independent contractors with non-profit organizations- usually not with individuals or for-profit businesses.


  • Puget Sound Grantwriters Association: The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association promotes responsible, effective grantseeking and fosters connections among grantseekers, non-profits and funders.
  • American Grantwriters AssociationThe National Association of Professional Grant researchers, grant writers, and grant administrators. Our 1,000 members work as Grant Consultants or Employees at Local Government Agencies, Higher Education Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Native Tribes, and Non-Profit Organizations throughout the United States.
  • Professional Standards and Code of Ethics
  • Grant Professionals Association: GPA builds and supports a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good

Topics of Interest

How to Hire a Freelance Grant Writer:

Grantwriting contractors do NOT:

  • Write on commission, take deferred payment or work for a percentage of the grant. They do not work pro bono unless it is their own idea.
  • Write for individuals, with few exceptions. Artists should contact Artist Trust for their needs.
  • Many do not work with start-ups.


Nonprofit Consulting Essentials: What Nonprofits and Consultants Need to Know.Penelope Cagney and Alliance for Nonprofit Management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.


Resources for Instructors & Federal Grant Resources

Resource Links

  • Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center (NPRC) at the King County Library System – The NPRC, a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection at the Redmond Library, helps all types of nonprofit organizations, fundraisers, grantseekers and others interested in philanthropy. They follow anything to do with nonprofit organizations and/or fundraising. Specifically, they maintain information on the following topics:

• Nonprofit management
• Nonprofit boards
• Nonprofit finance
• Fundraising plans
• Grant research
• Proposal writing
• Foundations
• Corporate giving
• Government grants
• Grants to individuals
• Fiscal sponsorship
• Social entrepreneurship
• Mobile giving
• Nonprofit use of social media
• Capital campaigns
• Planned giving programs
• Special events
• Endowments
• Volunteer management
• Charitable giving statistics
• Philanthropy developments

The NPRC provides free access to several grants databases and trains people in the use of those databases. Those databases are: Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals, GrantStation, NOZA and Philanthropy Northwest’s Northwest Foundation Directory. They also provide a Web site with more than 200 links to nonprofit and fundraising topics. It includes a Nonprofit Calendar for Western Washington listing meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences about nonprofit topics.

NPRC Contact
Jeannette Privat
Direct line: (425) 885-1861
Fax: (206) 296-5067

Federal Grant Resources

Congressional Quarterly
A weekly report on major congressional actions.

Federal Assistance Program Retrieval System
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Library of Congress 
Details about current activities on Senate and House floors, major legislation, committee info, historical docs, legislative process, and other useful internet tools.

National Journal
In depth, analytical weekly journal.

Congressional Yellowbook
It has background info for all congress members, staff lists and other key people.

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