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Grant Funding for Nonprofit Organizations

Grant Funding for Nonprofit Organizations



In this 1 hour webinar hosted by CharityNet USA, we discuss the benefits and stipulations of grant funding for nonprofit organizations. For more information on grants, please visit: ...

In this 1 hour webinar hosted by CharityNet USA, we discuss the benefits and stipulations of grant funding for nonprofit organizations. For more information on grants, please visit: http://www.charitynetusa.com/grants.php



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    Grant Funding for Nonprofit Organizations Grant Funding for Nonprofit Organizations Presentation Transcript

    • Grant Development for Non Profits
      Key Speaker
      Melanie Swift MNM
      Director of Nonprofit Services
      CharityNet USA
      AdministratorNicole Roach
      Marketing CoordinatorCharityNet USA
      HBIF Meeting 12-09
      A Seminar By:
    • Welcome!
      CharityNet USA: A “One-stop” resource center for nonprofit organizations nationwide!
      Key Speaker: Melanie Swift
      Recorded Webinar Available At:
    • Agenda
      Grant Funding Overview
      Identifying Projects
      Developing the Idea
      Proposal Outline & Contents
      Funder Identification
    • Grant Writing Overview
      In the public and nonprofit sectors, foundation and government grant funding is a major source of operational revenue.
      Knowing the steps involved is essential for those working in an organization's development department.
      Eloquent writing skills-including exceptional spelling and grammar, and the ability to follow directions are essential.
    • Grant Writing Overview
      The process of grant writing includes:
    • Identifying Projects
      What are the unmet needs in the community that the applicant agency is positioned to meet?
      How do you know this is a need?
      What data is available to document the need?
      Is the project within the mission of the applicant agency?
      What is a reasonable scope for the project?
    • Identifying Projects
      Once a project is identified, consider:
      If the project is implemented:
      Who would do it?
      Where would it be done?
      Who would benefit from it?
      What would the specific benefits be?
    • Developing the Idea
      Developing a proposal idea requires knowledge of the applicant agency and the funder. You must know both agencies’:
      Board Affiliations
      Organizational and Administrative Structures
      Current Services and Projects
      Anticipated Results
    • Funders
      • Just as nonprofits have missions, so do funders.
      • Foundations and corporate giving programs typically publish their funding missions. Funder missions can be located through:
    • The Grant Proposal
    • The Grant Proposal
      Grant proposals generally include versions of the following sections:
      Executive Summary
      Introduction (Organizational Background)
      Need Statement (Problem Statement)
      Evaluation Techniques
    • Executive Summary
      • Should be the last section written, but comes first in the outline. Provides a basic overview of the proposal.
      • States overall impact the funder will have on the community through the project.
      • Must reflect the funder’s mission, interests, and values.
      • Reiterates the qualifications of the agency to carry out the project.
    • Introduction
      • Used to introduce the applicant agency to the funder.
      • Clearly describes the experience and expertise of the applicant agency.
    • Need Statement
      • Defines the community need to be addressed.
      • Most critical section of a proposal.
      • Establishes baseline data, clearly states statistics on the need to be addressed by the proposed project
    • Objectives
      • Defines clear goals and objectives.
      • Should tie directly to the need statement.
      • Should contain at least one goal and two objectives.
      • Goal- Broad based statement of the ultimate expected result.
      • Objective- Measurable, time-specific result expected of the project.
    • Methodology
      • Usually the longest section of the proposal.
      • Lets funder know exactly what you will be doing with the funds requested for the project.
      • Paints a detailed picture of the project in an easy to read narrative.
    • Evaluation
    • Sustainability
      • A.K.A. Future funding
      • No funding source wants to support your project forever.
      • Should provide a specific plan for future funding of the project.
      • Explains how the project will continue once the funding being requested runs out.
    • Budget
      • Translates the methodology section of the proposal into dollars.
      • Paints a clear picture of the project with numbers.
      • Should place a dollar value to what has been described.
      • Funder may request specific budget forms.
    • Types of Funding
      • Four major types of grant sources exist today:
      • Foundations
      • Corporations
      • Individuals
      • Government
    • Foundations
      • All foundations are set up with a mission and bylaws that must be adhered to.
      • Foundations have duties to be publicly accountable.
      • There are more than 63,000 private and community foundations in the U.S. today.
      • Total foundation giving exceeds $30 billion annually.
    • Foundations
      • There are 3 types of foundations that may provide funding:
      • Private (foundation/independent)
      • Corporate or Company-sponsored
      • Community Foundations
    • Private Foundations
      • Usually set up by wealthy families or individuals
      • Assets generally come from one source and are invested to earn income
      • Usually set up to benefit a specific cause or causes
      • The bylaws stipulate the types of causes it will support and the types of agencies it will fund
    • Corporate Foundations
      • Must have the approval of its corporate board or shareholders
      • Will typically fund programs within their geographic service area
      • Most fund initiatives that will somehow be of benefit to their employees
      • Most like direct benefit to their surrounding community
    • Community Foundations
      • Set up within specific geographical locations.
      • Make grant awards only within their geographical area.
      • Awards are typically small, and not for multiple years.
      • A community foundation usually accepts contributions from various sources, who advise on the use of the funding.
    • Corporations
    • Government
      • Government grantors include city, county, municipality, state, and federal agencies or departments.
      • There are three types of government grants:
      • Block grants
      • Programmatic grants
      • Discretionary grants.
    • Summary
      • Always remember that proper spelling, grammar, and formatting are essential.
      • Follow binding directions closely.
      • Recognize the competitive factor.
      • Prepare for rejection, follow-up, and restructuring.
    • Upcoming Webinars
      • Nonprofit Board of Directors 20 Best Practices: 6-10-2010 3pm EST
      • Developing a Strategic Plan: 6-17-2010 3pm EST
    • Special Promotion
    • 10x10 Program
    • Q & A
      • CharityNet Nonprofit Services
      • 501c3 Prep
      • Grant Writing
      • Strategic Planning
      • Website Development
      • Graphic Design
      • Marketing
      • Bookkeeping & Accounting
      • Nonprofit Services
    • Q & A
      • Contact Us
      • Nicole Roach: Nicole@bizcentralusa.com
      • Melanie Swift: Melanie@bizcentralusa.com
      • Visit www.CharityNetUSA.com or Call 407-857-9002
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