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The Mountain & The Spoon Mistake

February 22, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

When seeking grant funds to tackle a complex, multi-faceted problem such as homelessness or poverty, your organization’s proposed approach can seem tantamount to suggesting that a spoon be used to remove a mountain.

4 Questions For If A Grant Is A Good Fit?

February 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

The infusion of targeted government or foundation grant dollars can boost an organization’s ability to accomplish important work in the community. When the grant is a good fit with what your organization is trying to accomplish, it’s a win-win scenario for you and the grantmaker.

Engage Finance and HR in Grant Proposal Development

February 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

When developing grants proposals, the tasks to be completed and expertise required are varied. It’s not a one-person job. “Grant development teams often include topic area experts, those who will benefit from the program, evaluators, and community collaborators,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

In Winning Grants, Numbers Count

January 23, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Grant proposals that deliver quantified information are much more likely to result in grant awards than those that only include generalities. To ensure that the proposal is delivering specifics, be sure to address two primary questions,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Those are: “How much and how many?”

Evaluation Plans Start With The Right Questions

January 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

A solid evaluation plan is a selling point for a grant proposal. It shows funders that your organization will hold itself accountable for delivering a high-impact program. “Good evaluation plans are based on essential questions,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “The starting point is defining what you need to know.”

Fear Vs. Reality In Winning Federal Grants

January 16, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Many organizations are wary of the federal grants arena. They think the application process is onerous, the chances of winning are slim, and the management of awards is intimidating.

4 Ways To Coordinate Collaborative Grant Proposals

January 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Pulling together organizations with complementary missions can accomplish more than one organization working alone. Collaboration is a best-practice expectation and it’s common for several organizations to play major roles in planning and implementing programs.

Grant Development Suffers from Brain-Drain

December 20, 2016       Barbara Floersch       (0)       0

Nonprofit employees frequently struggle with insecure jobs, high stress, long workdays, and compassion fatigue. It’s no wonder turnover is high. High staff turnover is a debilitating drain on accumulated institutional knowledge. It’s a sector-wide problem that definitely affects the ability to secure grant support.

Categorize Information In Proposals

December 13, 2016       The NonProfit Times       (1)       0

One guaranteed way to sink your chances of winning a grant award is to confuse reviewers. “Reviewers don’t have time to decipher a bewildering proposal,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “They’ll give your document one solid reading and if they don’t understand your point, you’re out.”

Match Considerations Funders Might Require

December 6, 2016       The NonProfit Times       (28)       0

Many funders require organizations to supplement grant funding with other resources. This required “match” can help stretch a funder’s limited dollars and can also boost confidence in your proposed program.