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Welcome to the series, What Is…? where we describe common terms and concepts to help you confidently build your nonprofit. Today, we are tackling the term “being grant ready”.
At this stage, having the single strategy of getting grants is a bad strategy and it will not keep you going long-term even if you do get a grant in the first few years.
Having your nonprofit grant ready is your first step to grants. What is grant ready and how do you get there? We explore four areas you need to focus on to get your nonprofit ready for that first grant.
Grants are money given by Foundations, Federated Funds, and Government Entities that, if the terms of the grant are met, do not have to be paid back. Explore why we use them and how to use them.
You got into nonprofit work to not just do something about a problem but to solve it. Programs are how you do something about a problem and they serve as your proof of concept. Developing a program is crucial to your organization's prosperity. Programs allow you to...
A Fundraising Plan is a roadmap to get from where you are now to where you want to be this time next year. There are a lot of fundraising plans out there but they are all cumbersome for a small nonprofit. These plans require a lot of work, are complicated and, really,...