Myths in Grant Seeking: The Myth of Scarcity — Grant Results

Myths in Grant Seeking: The Myth of Scarcity Myth: No one is making grants anymore. Reality: Historical trends favor more grants not fewer. This post is part of a series on Myths in Grant Seeking. Most grant seekers recoil at the prospect that the grant well ever will run dry. Underlying the […]

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How to Develop an Internal Grant Communication Plan

Michael E. Roman

internal grant communication plan pictureIn the late fall of 2014, I presented at the Grant Professionals Association National Conference. I had quite a good time and received positive feedback about the session.

You can view the the presentation on developing an internal grant communication plan here:

Internal Grant Communication Plan – Michael Roman

In addition, there was an internal grant communication “getting started” template available for the session. You can download it here:

How to Develop an Internal Grant Communication Plan – Handout – Roman 7-31-14

The description of the workshop was as follows:

We all know the importance of providing timely and informative communications to our funders, but what about providing that same level of communication to our internal staff and volunteers? In this session you will learn how to develop an internal grant communication plan for your small to large organization. There are at least five reasons this can be beneficial to your grant program. Walk away…

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RESPONDING TO RFPs

Scroggins Consulting

RFPs are also known as Request for Proposals. They are different from RFQs or Request for Qualifications. RFQs are requesting information specifically on the Qualification of the firm and/or the professionals that would be working on the project. A RFP would include not only information on the qualification of the firm, but also information, such as: a Q&A comment sections with time deadlines, technical proposal, cost proposal, specifications on how the proposal must be submitted, such as “seal envelope” or “5 copies” or “electric copies.” In short, the RFP is more detailed and requires more work because the response will require more information.RFP-Sml

The RFP WILL have a page limit. Make sure you do not go over the page limit, no matter how tempted you are to provide more information, brochures, or videos. The technical proposal will provide the detailed narrative on the proposed company or team, past performance, methodologies…

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The #1 Thing Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Earn Grant Dollars

Plan_it Marketing

And 9 other tips that help you get there.

Picture of a a tropical island.  No grant is an island.  Use  a cooperative approach when building your proposal. No grant is an island. Use a cooperative approach when building your proposal.

10.  Before applying for a grant, make sure your organization has the capacity to comply with the goals stated in the grant request.   A grant is not a windfall, it’s a promise to perform, document and report on a very specific group of actions.

9.   Determine if the grant program goals are consistent with organizational goals.  There is lots of money available from donors; the secret sauce is finding granting agencies who are like minded.

8.  When stating proposal goals, understand that these are the metrics for which you will later be held accountable.  Make sure you have the data and data collection tools you will need to report back to the granting agency.

7.  Granting agencies are very concerned about fiscal and organizational integrity, make sure your organization’s financial…

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