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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.

Program Start-Up Comes With Demands

June 5, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

When you win a major grant award, a tsunami of demands roars in with the money and all too often your buoyant “we won” high sinks beneath the stress. “Project start-up is tough, and careful management is critical,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center, Los Angeles, Calif, Los Angeles, Calif. “Serious missteps at this point will throw the project into a never-ending game of catch-up.”

4 Steps For Outcomes For Prevention Programs

May 15, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Grants are social investments that are intended to produce positive change. Defining intended change is easier for some types of programs than others. “If you’re working to improve the health of diabetics, the proposed outcome may be a specific degree of decrease in blood sugar levels of participants,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But grantseekers often get confused when developing outcomes for programs that are intended to stop something from happening in the first place.”

Good Management: What’s it Take?

May 8, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

After the euphoria of receiving the grant award fades, the hundreds of grant management to-dos jockey for priority attention. “Organizations that have the basics of solid grant management in place might feel stretched, but they’ll be fine,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But when the basics aren’t covered, the situation can easily spin out of control.”

Using Data And What Not To Do

April 26, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0
    Strong grant proposals use relevant data to support the request for funding. “You can spot an experienced grantseeker by how artfully they use data,” said Barbara Floersch, Executive Director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “The successful grant professionals I know are obsessed with data.” Here are a few dos and don’ts for competing with the pros.

You’re Not a “Grant Writer”

April 10, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

“The terms grantwriter and grantwriting are ubiquitous,” according to Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But they’re not right.”

Grantmakers are Partners

April 9, 2018       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Grant awards made by funders are meant to produce specific changes. Whether the funder is a private foundation or a government agency, it uses grant awards as a tool to address issues about which it is concerned.