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Corporate, Foundation and
Government Grants
EVERYTHING
YOU EVER WANTED TO
KNOW ...
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MEET YOUR
Speakers
John Clese
Director Of Marketing
Strategic Initiatives
abila...
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Abila
Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, is a
provider of software solut...
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Betsy Baker
www.YourGrantauthority.com
Betsy Baker is an author, trainer/coach ...
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AGENDA
Review of:
Corporate Sponsorship
Private Foundation
Government Funding
C...
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CORPORATE
FOUNDATIONS
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CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS
A corporate foundation is a charitable foundation which s...
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CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS
WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?
An opportunity to further thei...
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ARE YOU READY FOR CORPORATE FUNDING?
Do you have an established marketing effor...
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FOUNDATION
GRANTS
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PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS
Also a nonprofit organization, this type of foundation is a...
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TWO TYPES OF PRIVATE
FOUNDATIONS
Private operating – actually run their own cha...
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GOVERNMENT
GRANTS
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GOVERNMENT GRANTS
The U.S. government is not giving away free grant money!
Thei...
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WHAT’S EXPECTED OF GOVERNMENT
GRANTEES
Project expenditures must be strictly ac...
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PROPOSAL
WRITING
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WRITING A WINNING PROPOSAL
Meet funders objectives
Different for private, corpo...
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TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL
WRITING
Step One:Step One:Step One:Step One:
Ef...
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TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL
WRITING
Step Three:Step Three:Step Three:Step T...
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TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL
WRITING
Step Five:Step Five:Step Five:Step Five...
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TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL
WRITING
Step Eight:Step Eight:Step Eight:Step E...
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IDENTIFYING
GRANT
FUNDERS
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WHAT ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR?
Eligibility
Foundation’s Purpose
Funding Restrictio...
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MY FAVORITE FREE GRANT FUNDING
RESOURCES
The Foundation Center
TGCI by location...
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Q & A
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Betsy Baker
www.YourGrantAuthority.com
info@yourgrantauthority.com
ABILA
JOHN C...
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Grants

  1. 1. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
  2. 2. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA MEET YOUR Speakers John Clese Director Of Marketing Strategic Initiatives abila Betsy Baker, MPA www.YourGrantAuthority.com
  3. 3. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA Abila Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, is a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Abila recently acquired McLean, Va.- based Avectra, a leading provider of Web-based CRM solutions for associations and not-for-profits.
  4. 4. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA Betsy Baker www.YourGrantauthority.com Betsy Baker is an author, trainer/coach and public speaker. She has raised more than $10 million in grant funding. Betsy is a regular presenter for the Foundation Center, the Grant Professionals Association, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and United Way agencies and is a regular contributor to Opportunity Knocks!, CharityHowTo and CharityChannel.
  5. 5. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA AGENDA Review of: Corporate Sponsorship Private Foundation Government Funding Critical steps to writing a winning proposal Resources to identifying grant funders
  6. 6. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS
  7. 7. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS A corporate foundation is a charitable foundation which serves as a channel for distribution of a firm’s profit for nonprofit activities A company-sponsored foundation often maintains close ties with the donor company, but it is a separate, legal organization and is subject to the same rules and regulations as other private foundations According to the Council on Foundations, 2,000 corporate foundations hold an estimated $11 billion in assets. It serves as an expression of corporate social responsibility. McDonald’s – Ronald McDonald houses Boeing – Math education Target – Local schools
  8. 8. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? An opportunity to further their specific mission An opportunity to reach as many people as possible They are most interested in helping organizations in the communities where their employees live An opportunity to impress “branding” on the community they serve Get to know the company, their brands and their interest The “sweet spot” – where society’s needs meet corporate objectives Find information on the company’s website under “community” or “corporate citizenship”
  9. 9. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA ARE YOU READY FOR CORPORATE FUNDING? Do you have an established marketing effort in place? Examples include: e-mail, a website, events, newsletters, conferences, television, radio and print advertising Do your donors have the demographics companies are interested in? Where they live? Whether they are young families, empty nesters, or teens? Have you worked with corporate sponsors before? Do you have testimonials from a corporate executives about the value of your organization? Do you feature those in press kits or other marketing materials?
  10. 10. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA FOUNDATION GRANTS
  11. 11. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS Also a nonprofit organization, this type of foundation is also managed by its own trustees (aka Board of Directors) Usually generates income by investment of its initial donation, often gives the bulk of its investment income each year to charitable activities Private foundations are generally founded by an individual, a family or a group of individuals, and are organized either as a nonprofit corporation or as a charitable trust.
  12. 12. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA TWO TYPES OF PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS Private operating – actually run their own charitable activities – they’re fund raising just like you! Example: Botanical Gardens– money is used for their own activities serving the public Private non-operating – simply give their investment funds to other charitable organizations Family foundations are an example
  13. 13. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA GOVERNMENT GRANTS
  14. 14. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA GOVERNMENT GRANTS The U.S. government is not giving away free grant money! Their obligations to meet on your part ObligationsObligationsObligationsObligations – Getting a government grant will get you loads of them and not fulfilling them will get you a load of legal troubles. Can apply for city/county, state and federal
  15. 15. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA WHAT’S EXPECTED OF GOVERNMENT GRANTEES Project expenditures must be strictly accounted for Granted funds must be spent or they go back into the Treasury Any project changes must be approved by the Program Officer (federal government employee) The project should be completed
  16. 16. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA PROPOSAL WRITING
  17. 17. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA WRITING A WINNING PROPOSAL Meet funders objectives Different for private, corporate and government grants Review their restrictions and ensure you meet them Ensure your budget aligns with their guidelines Tell a good story Follow directions Timeliness – ensure your proposal is submitted on time!
  18. 18. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL WRITING Step One:Step One:Step One:Step One: Effectively state your organization’s purpose and mission Step Two:Step Two:Step Two:Step Two: Show need for the work of your organization Demonstrating need is critical and is best illustrated through relevant statistics of the problem and specific examples Should show why the organization exists, how they’re meeting a need and the severity of the need
  19. 19. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL WRITING Step Three:Step Three:Step Three:Step Three: Detail your organization’s expertise and experience in helping solve the stated problem in your community What gives you the edge over competing nonprofits? Describe in terms of benefits, not features Step Four:Step Four:Step Four:Step Four: Write clear and measurable grant objectives Describe what you want to specifically accomplish and how you will achieve those accomplishments
  20. 20. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL WRITING Step Five:Step Five:Step Five:Step Five: Determine how your staff will fulfill a grant project Step Six:Step Six:Step Six:Step Six: Write a detailed evaluation plan to measure your progress Step Seven:Step Seven:Step Seven:Step Seven: Present your official request for funding for maximum impact
  21. 21. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA TEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL WRITING Step Eight:Step Eight:Step Eight:Step Eight: Build an efficient project budget Step Nine:Step Nine:Step Nine:Step Nine: Establish proof of community support Step Ten:Step Ten:Step Ten:Step Ten: Include requested documentation and an engaging cover letter
  22. 22. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA IDENTIFYING GRANT FUNDERS
  23. 23. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA WHAT ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR? Eligibility Foundation’s Purpose Funding Restrictions What the Foundation Funds
  24. 24. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA MY FAVORITE FREE GRANT FUNDING RESOURCES The Foundation Center TGCI by location GrantGopher.com The Best Source for federals grants is www.Grants.gov Sign up for daily announcements or search by agencies and programs
  25. 25. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA Q & A
  26. 26. © COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2013 ABILA Betsy Baker www.YourGrantAuthority.com info@yourgrantauthority.com ABILA JOHN CLESE (312) 420-4516 JCLESE@AVECTRA.COM ABILA.COM
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