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
Grant Development for Non Profits<br />Key Speaker<br />Melanie Swift MNM<br />Director of Nonprofit Services<br />CharityNet USA<br />AdministratorNicole Roach<br />Marketing CoordinatorCharityNet USA<br />HBIF Meeting 12-09<br />A Seminar By:<br />
Welcome!<br />CharityNet USA: A “One-stop” resource center for nonprofit organizations nationwide!<br />Key Speaker: Melanie Swift<br />Questions<br />Recorded Webinar Available At:<br />http://www.charitynetusa.com/webinararchive/index.php<br />
Agenda<br />Grant Funding Overview<br />Identifying Projects<br />Developing the Idea <br />Proposal Outline & Contents<br />Funder Identification<br />
Grant Writing Overview<br />In the public and nonprofit sectors, foundation and government grant funding is a major source of operational revenue.<br />Knowing the steps involved is essential for those working in an organization's development department.<br />Eloquent writing skills-including exceptional spelling and grammar, and the ability to follow directions are essential.<br />
Grant Writing Overview<br />The process of grant writing includes:<br />Identifying<br />Matching<br />Communicating<br />Implementing<br />Reporting<br />
Identifying Projects<br />What are the unmet needs in the community that the applicant agency is positioned to meet?<br />How do you know this is a need?<br />What data is available to document the need?<br />Is the project within the mission of the applicant agency?<br />What is a reasonable scope for the project?<br />
Identifying Projects<br />Once a project is identified, consider:<br />If the project is implemented:<br />Who would do it?<br />Where would it be done?<br />Who would benefit from it?<br />What would the specific benefits be?<br />
Developing the Idea<br />Developing a proposal idea requires knowledge of the applicant agency and the funder. You must know both agencies’:<br />Missions<br />Board Affiliations<br />Organizational and Administrative Structures<br />Current Services and Projects<br />Anticipated Results <br />
Funders<br /><ul><li>Just as nonprofits have missions, so do funders.
Foundations and corporate giving programs typically publish their funding missions. Funder missions can be located through:</li></li></ul><li>The Grant Proposal<br />
The Grant Proposal<br />Grant proposals generally include versions of the following sections:<br />Executive Summary<br />Introduction (Organizational Background)<br />Need Statement (Problem Statement)<br />Objectives<br />Methodology<br />Evaluation Techniques<br />Sustainability<br />Budget<br />
Executive Summary<br /><ul><li>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.</li></li></ul><li>Introduction<br /><ul><li>Used to introduce the applicant agency to the funder.
Clearly describes the experience and expertise of the applicant agency.</li></li></ul><li>Need Statement<br /><ul><li>Defines the community need to be addressed.
Community Foundations</li></li></ul><li>Private Foundations<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Corporate Foundations<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Community Foundations<br /><ul><li>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.</li></li></ul><li>Corporations<br />
Government<br /><ul><li>Government grantors include city, county, municipality, state, and federal agencies or departments.