Even the best fundraisers, writers, journalists, and researchers sometimes fall short when they try to communicate the importance and excitement of their work to foundations. Common mistakes include misunderstanding the goals the funder is pursuing in your field, failing to tell an engaging story, being unclear about your strategy and desired change, and providing too much or too little illustrative detail.
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By Elspeth Revere
Too often in America discussions about philanthropy disproportionately focus on donors and foundations rather than on the organizations that receive the money.