General Resources

From funding databases to nonprofit professional associations, job boards, and online grant writing courses, the General Resources section has a little bit of everything.


The Organized Grant Writer 

Whether you're new to grant writing or seeking new tools to streamline your existing processes, check out our shop, The Organized Grant Writer, for downloadable eBooks, templates, and other resources.


Recent Blog Posts

Writing a proposal is more than just creating an outline or filling in an application form. To prepare a winning proposal, you need to start with the right opportunity and be clear about what you can offer the funder.



Not sure where to look to find funding opportunities? Learn how to research funders and track grant opportunities through our new course!

Tools and Templates

Need help preparing and organizing your proposal? From meeting agenda templates to tracking tools, our free downloadable tools and templates will help you save time.


Free Courses

In 2019, we will be rolling out several free and low-cost self-paced courses. Our first free course is called Getting Started: The Basics of Finding & Applying to Grants. Visit our course page to learn more!


Is it a trend or just a sporadic pattern? We’re not sure. What we do know is that many foundations seem to be moving to an invitation-only model for their application process. Is this something you’ve noticed as well?


If you’re interested in brushing up on your grant skills, our new (free) course on finding and applying for grants may be for you!


Explore the blog to learn practical tips on topics including finding potential funders, drafting proposal outlines, editing proposals, and managing the proposal process.



Partnerships play a pivotal role in helping organizations to implement projects and secure funding. Need a partner? Explore our growing list of community-based organizations seeking partners, volunteers, and funding.


Corporate philanthropy is similar to, but distinct from, foundation funding. We review the basics of corporate philanthropy including the forms it can take and how to learn about and approach potential corporate donors.


Africa Funder Lists (PDF or Trello-Based)