We at TheGrantHelpers are often asked what types of services we can provide. Do we help organizations find grants? Yes. Do we write grant proposals? Yes. Can we help do the research and write the grant itself? No problem. Can we do all of this on an as-needed basis, without the burden of an organization having to employ a permanent staff? Absolutely.
As the holiday season quickly approaches and organizations struggle to find time to wrap things up and get ready for a new year, grant application cycles remain ongoing. Therefore, we thought we’d highlight different phases of the grant writing process and let you know that we are here to help you, no matter when or where you need it.
Step 1: Identify Fundable Needs and Best Practices
Like most organizations, you probably know what your needs are. You need new playground equipment; you want to start a mental health counseling center as a community outreach service, etc. Some of these needs are more likely to receive funding than others. With our deep experience across many types of grants, with a brief consultation, we can help you identify which needs have the best chance of successful funding.
Most organizations can improve their funding success rate with key practices that increase their grant writing effectiveness. With our Grant Readiness Services, we will work with you to understand your organization’s mission, goals, and funding needs. By the end of the review, you will receive a document identifying any critical gaps in grant readiness and recommendations of ways to increase your chances to obtain funding.
Step 2: Find Grant Opportunities
After you have identified your most fundable needs, you must find grants that match those needs. This can be time consuming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the tens of thousands of entities that provide grants. We are familiar with countless foundations, organizations, corporations, etc. that offer grants on just about everything.
Joining our free Watch List will help you learn about opportunities that can help you get more money. We simply notify you if we come across a grant opportunity that meets your funding needs.
With our Grant Opportunity Search, you will let us know your organization’s top priorities, and together we will refine your needs. Then you will receive a fundability evaluation to make sure there are grants out there that fit your needs as well as a Grant Opportunity Report, which will detail at least three relevant grant opportunities.
Image credit by Images Money, Images_of_Money