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How to Tackle the Grant Budget

October 16, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

The budget is a make-it-or-break-it component of a grant proposal and while a solid budget won’t win a grant award, sloppiness and inaccuracy in this arena will certainly lose it. “Some people love building budgets, and others find the work intimidating,” said Barbara Floersch, chief of training and curriculum for The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But love it or hate it, if you’re charged with bringing in grant dollars you’ve got to do it well to develop winning proposals.” When it comes to budgets, here are six golden rules:

5 Reasons To Consider A Grant Coalition

October 15, 2018       NPT Staff       [post_view]       0

When a problem, such as an invasive weed species, is spread across a wide geographic area, there’s good reason to question whether a small, localized response is a good investment of grant funding. What’s the good of temporarily thwarting the invader when wind, tires, or foot traffic will just bring it in again from the surrounding areas? “In some situations, a fully coordinated approach is essential to produce truly meaningful results,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center.

The Hierarchy of Guideline Terms

September 11, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Terms used by funders vary. There is no set of standard definitions. While this makes responding to application guidelines tricky, most people quickly learn to decipher the changeable lingo and go about the business of winning grants.

Buyer Beware When Engaging a Consultant

September 10, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

There are lots of good reasons for nonprofits to engage professional grants consultants to help them identify funders and prepare proposals. The grant development work load might be too heavy for staff alone. Staff could benefit from mentoring by a high-level professional. Contracting with a consultant might be more cost-effective than bringing on a new staff member.

Buyer Beware When Engaging a Consultant

September 10, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

There are lots of good reasons for nonprofits to engage professional grants consultants to help them identify funders and prepare proposals. The grant development work load might be too heavy for staff alone. Staff could benefit from mentoring by a high-level professional. Contracting with a consultant might be more cost-effective than bringing on a new staff member.

Feds Change Grant Resources, Websites And Requirements

August 20, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Federal resources and systems for grantseekers have been changing. If your organization participates in the federal grants process or plans to, it’s imperative to stay on top of developments at Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and the federal agencies with which you are most involved.

5 Ways To Invest In Grants Professionals

August 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

With a rock-star proposal writer on staff, why spend precious dollars priming the pump? The grant awards are rolling in and all is right with the world. But getting too comfortable with the successful status quo is risky.

Good Work Requires Strong Infrastructure

July 30, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Almost every nonprofit requires grant funding. But even though they’re often a major revenue source, the infrastructure to support grant acquisition and management is commonly neglected.

Good Work Requires Strong Infrastructure

July 23, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Almost every nonprofit needs grant funding. Grants are a great resource for powering your organization’s work forward. But even though they’re often a major revenue source, the infrastructure to support grant acquisition and management is commonly neglected.

Policies, Procedures And The Grants Professional

June 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

It’s a well-accepted best practice that the development of grant proposals should be well coordinated with the administrative, financial, human resources, and programmatic functions of the organization. Since each of these functions require specialized expertise and knowledge, involving them in developing grant proposals helps guard against mistakes and misrepresentations.