Tricks of the trade: A Report on Contemporary Grantsmanship and Fundraising Practices

Lisa Marie Portugal


This paper discusses various issues and challenges facing philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in the United States of America. This report presents effective fundraising strategies and discusses management techniques employed by veterans in the nonprofit sector. Additionally, descriptions of each of the nine major areas associated with foundation funding are summarized, and certain grantsmanship practices are highlighted. Finally, this report will discuss seven basic components necessary for writing a successful grant proposal.


education; higher education; k-12 education; nonprofits; grantwriting

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Higher Education Perspectives. ISSN: 1710-1530