Is Your Organization Grant Ready?
Congratulations! You’ve finally received your not-for-profit designation and you’ve introduced your amazing program to your community, but you’re facing a major roadblock: a lack of financial resources. The first avenue most organizations think to turn to is grant funding, but some aren’t sure where to begin.
There are many non-profits who reach out to me for assistance with obtaining grants, and my first question to them is always “Is your organization ready to receive a grant?” Most times people look as if I’ve offended them, but after hearing the follow-up questions they realize that they are not as prepared as they believed they were.
Before dedicating time and resources to research, letters of intent and grant applications, make sure all of the boxes on the readiness checklist are marked