Suggestions on How to Create Grants that Support Individual Fundraising
Fundraising from individuals and grant writing have long been looked at as two separate processes. Instead of being separate, these activities can be designed to support each other. When they support each other both areas thrive and more money is raised. This article offers a number of specific ideas on how to align these efforts. You can use them wherever you are in the grant process, even if it’s submitting the final report.
The Application Process
The Need Statement
Since grant donors tend not to fund the same project twice, consider including some or all of these sustainability expenses in your grant budget. For instance, request funds for:
Redraft and use application materials in board reports, case statement, brochures and articles
After the Award
Karen Eber Davis is a consultant, strategist, group facilitator and writer. As president of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, she draws on her full set of skills to help organizations plan and fund their way to excellence. Her firm has attracted such clients as the Red Cross, Circus Sarasota, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Suncoast Workforce Development Board, the Englewood Water District, Dreams are Free and more than 100 local, regional and national organizations. Her consulting work is respected for its innovation, enthusiasm and energy as well as its practical understanding of the spirit and psychology of nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit her website at www.kedconsult.com