Some Things to Think About Before Writing a Grant

February 08, 2018

Did you know that the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory lists over 9,500,000 grants and 140,000 grantmakers? Chances are that there is one your organization may qualify for! You can access the searchable database for free at CNE. Make an appointment today! (Not in the Charlottesville area? Search for a Foundation Directory Online provider near you.)

When you have identified a grant that you think you want to pursue, it is worth considering the work and the process that is involved first – this article from Nonprofit Hub may be a good place to start. If you are ready to pursue funding opportunities, this guide from the Balance will give you a good place to start.

To take a deeper dive into the grant writing process, CNE is offering the Grant Writing Series.
Past participants have appreciated:

  • Planning & streamlining the grants process
  • Discovering new tactics
  • Guided writings
  • Resources for grant research
  • Working on problem/needs statements
  • Learning how to utilize the Foundation Center website
  • Walkthrough of federal budget template
  • One-on-one advice
  • Networking

The series is led by skilled grant writer, Susie Miller, and is scheduled to meet for two days, March 1 and 2. New and seasoned fundraisers are encouraged to apply.

I really appreciated how the trainer used specific examples that were relevant to each person’s nonprofit. – Past Participant

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