Blog posts tagged with Foundations
The question of how to attract the attention of foundations that give only to preselected organizations (by some estimates, this is as many as 60 percent of all foundations) is a vexing one.
If you've written several grant proposals in your career, chances are you've heard at least one "no." As grant seekers, it is our job to distinguish between the "no's" that really mean "no, for now" and those that mean "no, never."
A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a recent event at Foundation Center San Francisco: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he refers to as the “5 Rs”.
How can you spend more time asking for support and less time writing proposals? Here are five strategies to streamline your foundation fundraising program and ensure that you spend your time as effectively and efficiently as possible.
We end our checklist with what to collect when you’ve been notified and ideas of how to keep track of all of this info.
We continue our checklist with content to collect when you submit your letter of inquiry or proposal.
Looking for a checklist that has every document that might have something to do with a grant proposal? We couldn't find one either, so we made our own.