Greetings from GrantLessons, we now have 14 followers. The above diagram really captures what we are going to be working on in GrantLessons. We know that funders must make donations annually to maintain their 501 (c)(3) status. We know that Assistance League Chapters have program needs. We are attempting to find a proposal opportunity, that is, a match between the Funder’s needs to give funds and the programs needing funds.
So how do we learn how Funders want to be approached? Funders may have a website with grant application guidelines. Funders may desire to be approached through paper or online. Funders may use a series of questions prior to allowing the applicant to fill out the required application. Funders may be a private foundation that doesn’t accept applications but goes out and selects where they want to make a contribution of funds and then requires the application to be completed. Some Funders will accept a solicitation for funding with a simple letter and a copy of the IRS Determination Letter. It will take some research to determine what approach is correct for a particular Funder. We can make this determination by reviewing information on GrantStation, by inspecting the Funder’s Form 990 and by evaluating information on the Funders’ website.
This week I am finishing up my clean-up of Dropbox folders in my local chapter. If you do not have Dropbox it is time to get it. If you have it in your chapter and don’t know how to use it, it is time to learn since we will be starting to add documents in the next couple of weeks. Any comments or help needed??? There is a short YouTube video on Dropbox in the GrantLessons Blog video section.
We are also looking to build our followers so if you know someone who wants to learn about grant writing this is the place to be. Be sure they sign up by entering their email above and then they will get these posts. Have a great week!
So, catch me when you can and I will catch up with you soon. Sandie