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Is Your Organization Ready to Write a Grant?

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Ask yourself these five questions before you begin...

It is important to ask these questions because they help you assess your readiness and increase your chances of success when pursuing a grant. There is a lot of work that goes into writing a grant. You don't want to be unprepared and just "wing it."

Is Your Project Well-Defined?

Grant funders typically support specific projects or programs with clear objectives. Defining your project ensures that you have a focused and achievable goal, making it easier to convey your vision to potential funders.

Have You Researched Potential Funders?

Not all grants are suitable for every project. Researching potential funders ensures that you target organizations or agencies whose missions and priorities align with your project. This increases the likelihood of your proposal being considered.

Do You Have the Necessary Data and Documentation?

Grant applications often require data and evidence to support your proposal. Having this information ready demonstrates your project's feasibility and shows you've done your homework. It also makes your proposal more convincing to funders.

Did you know funders ask for things like

  • Key Personnel Resumes

  • Photos of Key Staff

  • Bios of your top 3 highest paid employees

  • Audited Financials

  • Latest 990

  • W-9

  • Video recording of explaining the program you're asking funds for

  • Pictures from the project you're asking funds for

  • and so much more!!

Are You Prepared to Invest Time and Effort?

Grant writing can be a time-consuming process. Preparing to invest time and effort is crucial for producing a high-quality proposal. Rushed or incomplete applications are less likely to succeed.

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Do You Understand the Application Process?

Each grant may have specific application guidelines and requirements. Understanding the process helps you avoid common mistakes and ensures that you submit a complete and well-prepared application, which is more likely to be considered for funding.

By asking these questions, you can gauge your readiness and address any potential gaps or challenges before you start the grant-writing process. It's an essential step in improving your chances of securing the funding you need to positively impact your project or organization.

Do you have more questions about the grant writing process? Feel free to book our FREE initial consultation with one of our team members.

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