Tricks of the trade: A report on grantsmanship and fundraising in the current economic environment
Abstract This paper discusses various issues and challenges facing philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in the United States of America. The report will present effective fundraising strategies and discuss 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.