It’s GRANTS SEASON!
This info isn’t just for my nonprofit folks. There are a lot of funding opportunities going around for both nonprofits and for-profits.
The reality is finding grants and winning grants takes strategy. Here are some hard truths about grants:
There’s no one-size-fits-all proposal template; each grant solicitation will tell you exactly what they want from you
Grant writing is a PROCESS that takes time
Managing and maintaining a grant is sometimes harder than actually writing the grant
Grants come with terms, responsibilities, and conditions
Funders know exactly what they will and won’t fund, so make sure your vision and mission is aligned with the grant
The key aspect of having a successful grants strategy is preparation! It's planning ahead of grants season, having a solid process for finding opportunities, and following the directions when responding to grants solicitations.