Is Your Organization Grant Ready?
I often get calls from nonprofit leaders that say, “We need funding. We want to hire a grant writer.” Whether in startup phase or a 20+ year-old organization, grant preparedness is essential before a pen is ever put to paper (so to speak).
During those first conversations, I try not to scare them away, but want leaders to know
Depending on the organization and its capacity, this can mean significant time to be grant ready. Here are my best questions an organization must answer to increase the likelihood of successful grant funding.
Key Questions to Ask
Happy grant seeking!
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