For nonprofit organizations, a well-rounded fundraising plan should always include grant funding. One of the biggest obstacles that organizations face is in identifying viable opportunities. With staffing reductions due to the pandemic, time and resources are even more restricted.
If you are establishing a grant program, three simple steps can help you stay organized:
• Organize essential information such as needs statement, objectives and evaluation reports that will be easy to access.
• Track grant deadlines, website links and contact information in a spreadsheet.
• Explore online resources through Grants.gov, Guidestar.org and local Community Foundations in Collier, Lee and Southwest Florida.
– Steven Kissinger, C2 Communications