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The State of Grantseeking and Its Implications for Grant Professionals - GPA 14

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The State of Grantseeking and Its Implications for Grant Professionals. Presented at the Grant Professionals Association conference in Portland, OR on October 16, 2014

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The State of Grantseeking and Its Implications for Grant Professionals - GPA 14

  1. 1. The State of Grantseeking and Its Implications for Grant Professionals Dahna Goldstein Founder and CEO 10/20/2014 1
  2. 2. 10/20/2014 2
  3. 3. http://http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Hello_my_name_is_sticker.svg 10/20/2014 3
  4. 4. The State of the Nonprofit Sector Nonprofit Finance Fund: 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector 10/20/2014 4
  5. 5. The State of the Nonprofit Sector Nonprofit Finance Fund: 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector 10/20/2014 5
  6. 6. The State of the Nonprofit Sector Nonprofit Finance Fund: 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector 10/20/2014 6
  7. 7. A majority of nonprofits reported increased donations Nonprofit Research Collaborative Nonprofit Fundraising Survey – Mid Year Update 2014 10/20/2014 7
  8. 8. Government grants are a relatively small percentage of overall fundraising Urban Institute, The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering, 2013 10/20/2014 8
  9. 9. Foundation grants are an even smaller percentage Giving USA 2014 10/20/2014 9
  10. 10. Most orgs’ fundraising strategies include foundations and corporations Nonprofit Research Collaborative Nonprofit Fundraising Survey – Mid Year Update 2014 10/20/2014 10
  11. 11. Grants are over a quarter of funding for 41% of organizations 36% 23% 13% 18% 10% Under 10% 11-25% 26-50% 51-75% Over 75% 10/20/2014 11
  12. 12. Download at http://bit.ly/Spring14SoGS 10/20/2014 12
  13. 13. Grant Applications 44% 19% 37% Same Fewer More 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 10/20/2014 13
  14. 14. Grants Awarded 30% 33% 37% Same Fewer More 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 10/20/2014 14
  15. 15. Grant Size 31% 30% 39% Same Smaller Larger 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 10/20/2014 15
  16. 16. Nearly half of organizations that received government funding reported decrease in all forms of government funding 10/20/2014 16
  17. 17. Government funding has decreased Nonprofit Finance Fund: 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector 10/20/2014 17
  18. 18. Government funding has decreased Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2013 Fall 2012 Change 78.5% 75.0% 76.6% 74.0% 5.73% 65.4% 60.0% 59.6% 62.0% 5.20% 56.0% 57.0% 52.7% 55.0% 1.79% 42.3% 37.0% 40.6% 39.0% 7.80% 43.0% 43.0% 42.3% 47.0% -9.30% 49.4% 49.0% 47.1% 54.0% -9.31% 41.3% 41.0% 38.6% 43.0% -4.12% 12.0% 12.0% 15.5% 13.0% -8.33% Private Foundation Grants Community Foundation Grants Corporate Grants Corporate Gifts Federal Grants State Grants Local Government Grants Other Grant Source 10/20/2014 18
  19. 19. https://www.flickr.com/photos/66206547@N00/8466829513 10/20/2014 19
  20. 20. Challenges • Finding time/staff (22%) • Competition (12%) • Reduced funding (11%) • Funder practices and requirements (8%) 10/20/2014 20
  21. 21. Net Grant Calculation Grant Amount - Total Grant Cost Net Grant 10/20/2014 21
  22. 22. Total Grant Cost = Research + Writing + ( Correspondence + Reporting * Salaries ) 10/20/2014 22
  23. 23. $10,000 $7,400 10/20/2014 23
  24. 24. Most organizations get grants under $100,000 19% 32% 5% 7% 15% 22% Under $10,000 $10,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $100,000 $100,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000 10/20/2014 24
  25. 25. Budgets under $100,000 10% 7% 8% 38% 17% 16% 1% 3% $500,000 - $999,999 $100,000 - $499,999 $50,000 - $99,999 $25,000 - $49,999 $10,000 - $24,999 $5,000 - $9,999 $1,000 - $4,999 Under $1,000 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 10/20/2014 25
  26. 26. Budgets $100,000 - $1,000,000 2% 0% 1% 8% 10% 16% 19% 22% 23% $1 million - $4,999,999 $500,000 - $999,999 $100,000 - $499,999 $50,000 - $99,999 $25,000 - $49,999 $10,000 - $24,999 $5,000 - $9,999 $1,000 - $4,999 Under $1,000 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 10/20/2014 26
  27. 27. Budgets over $1,000,000 0% 2% 2% 0% 3% 3% 3% 6% 14% 13% 12% 37% $25 million - $49,999,999 $10 million - $24,999,999 $5 million - $9,999,999 $1 million - $4,999,999 $500,000 - $999,999 $100,000 - $499,999 $50,000 - $99,999 $25,000 - $49,999 $10,000 - $24,999 $5,000 - $9,999 $1,000 - $4,999 Under $1,000 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 10/20/2014 27
  28. 28. Private foundation grants remain the most frequent funding source 10/20/2014 28
  29. 29. The source of largest grant funding varies by organization budget size 10/20/2014 29
  30. 30. Budgets under $100,000 10/20/2014 30
  31. 31. Budgets $100,000 - $1,000,000 10/20/2014 31
  32. 32. Budgets Over $1,000,000 10/20/2014 32
  33. 33. Government Funding Sources 63% 64% 33% 16% 43% 53% 35% 28% 28% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Federal State Local <$100,000 $100,000 - $1M >$1M 10/20/2014 33
  34. 34. 10/20/2014 34
  35. 35. Service area impacted largest source of total funding Rural Suburban Urban <2,500 2,500-50,000 >50,000 Largest Source of Total Funding All Private Foundation Grants 23% 30% 37% 34% Community Foundation Grants 13% 14% 7% 8% Corporate Grants 10% 9% 9% 11% Federal Grants 19% 15% 20% 18% State Grants 26% 17% 13% 16% Local Government Grants 6% 7% 10% 8% Other Grant Source 5% 8% 5% 7% 10/20/2014 35
  36. 36. Issue area also impacted largest source of total funding 10/20/2014 36
  37. 37. https://www.flickr.com/photos/devnull/106483721/ 10/20/2014 37
  38. 38. https://www.flickr.com/photos/93963757@N05/8551937456/ 10/20/2014 38
  39. 39. https://www.flickr.com/photos/76657755@N04/8125994718/ 10/20/2014 39
  40. 40. A Bit about PhilanTech 2014-BFTW-Poster.pdf 1 3/5/14 2:58 PM 10/20/2014 40
  41. 41. A bit about PhilanTrack 10/20/2014 41
  42. 42. Download the State of Grantseeking at http://bit.ly/Spring14SoGS Stay tuned for the Fall 2014 results Email me (dahna@philantech.com) or give me a business card to receive a copy 10/20/2014 42
  43. 43. Questions? Dahna Goldstein dahna@philantech.com 10/20/2014 43

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