If you write grants, you know that rejections are inevitable. Not every application or proposal will be funded, even if you’ve got all of your ducks in a row. The industry average for grant acceptance is around 1 in 10.
But there are usually things you can learn from a rejection, and steps you can take to improve for next time.
Here are a few resources to help you diagnose the reasons your grant wasn’t funded, and some ways to go about strengthening your proposal and your overall approach to set your organization up for future success.
- Why your grants program is failing: Five factors to consider
- Are you making this deadly mistake with your grant writing? This is a simple step, and it will do wonders for your grant success.
- Is it too soon to start grant writing? Many nonprofits, especially new nonprofits, rush into grant writing. Take these steps to ensure your grants will compete well.
- How to run a successful grant writing program: Ensure that your processes are solid, so your grants are well-written and have the best chance of success.
- What to learn from your rejected grant proposal: We know it stings, but taking the time to dig into why your grant was rejected will go a long way toward helping you improve.