Question Preview: Writing an Effective Letter of Inquiry

The theme for April for SmartEGrants is Foundation Grants which means, you guessed it! As a program of SmartEGrants, #grantchat is following suit with the theme and will be talking about Foundation Grants topics as well. What are the rest of our topics for the month you ask?

April 21, 2015: Writing a Winning Grant Proposal

April 28, 2015: Foundation Relationships & Partnerships

We are hoping that grant professionals will freely share their knowledge and lessons learned during this series with those that are trying to expand their understanding and success with securing foundation grants.

Here are our questions for the third week of this theme, Writing an Effective Letter of Inquiry:

Q1: What is your biggest question or concern about Letters of Inquiry (LOI) and related best practices? #grantchat

Q2: What is your favorite thing about the process of Letters of Inquiry? Least favorite? #grantchat

Q3: How do you change your approach for LOIs that are character limited separate answers versus one narrative? #grantchat

Q4: What information do you make sure to *always* include in a LOI regardless of format? #grantchat

Q5: What type of information do you recommend *never* including in a LOI regardless of format? #grantchat

Q6: How do you follow-up if a LOI has been pending longer than expected? #grantchat

Q7: How do you move forward if a Letter Of Inquiry is accepted? #grantchat

Q8: How do you move forward if a Letter Of Inquiry is denied? #grantchat

Q9: How do you keep Letters of Inquiry from sounding/looking cookie cutter? #grantchat

Q10: What is your secret, not-so-secret tip for new grant pros about Letters of Inquiry? #grantchat

Are you as excited for this topic as we are? Do you *know* that this is a not to be missed event on your calendar? We want to encourage those of you that are very focused on increasing your understanding and success with securing foundation grants for your employers, organizations, or clients to take your professional development a step further, and look at the webinars thatSmartEGrants is hosting each Thursday in April on these topics. We are going to dig into each, share best practices, and share tools (both free and inexpensive) in order to help you have the grant consulting business you dream of. You can see the full schedule and register for one or all of the sessions here (they are only $25 each and include the slides and recording!).

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