Critical Skills in Grant Research
The most compelling charitable need described in moving prose isn't worth the paper it's written on if you haven't done your research. Good research will point you to the funders most likely to give your charity a grant and help you craft your appeal to them. You can learn the basics of good research in a 2-page chapter in my book, An Introduction to Grants and Freelance Grant Writing. It's available as an ebook on Amazon.com for $1.99 and as a free PDF on my web site, grantadviser.com.