As nonprofit staff, time is a commodity that gets stretched way too thin for most of us.
Ideally we would have time every day to work on donor relations, special events, reports, spending quality time in our programs or projects, writing grants and researching new funding opportunities. Unfortunately, the truth is, we are almost always putting out fires, dealing with the unplanned and unpredicted events that come up in the nonprofit world and rarely getting our to-do list completely checked off. Even with the best intentions and well laid out plans, we don’t usually get to everything.
When it comes to grant writing, I often hear that it doesn’t get priority over other responsibilities in a development department or small shop that wears many hats. Coming from many small offices over the years, I understand that concept all too well. This is why, as a private consultant, I offer grant research for nonprofits. I can provide research for a particular program, project or organization in just a few weeks time. The hours of research saved are invaluable.
Imagine sitting down with a thumb drive full of potential donors and simply having to contact them, begin building relationships and putting together LOIs and applications. How nice would that be? The time saved and ability to jump in feet first will save hours of research and frustration.
Funding For Good takes a limited number of research clients monthly. If you are interested in finding dollars to help support your nonprofit this month, you can sign up today. You will be notified by a staff member once your research questionnaire has been received. We will schedule a time to chat and ask any questions we have from your questionnaire and give you the time frame for your research delivery. Typical research turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. Research will be delivered electronically (thumb drive) unless other arrangements are discussed. Research typically results in 10-12 great prospects per session.
*If you need research for a capital campaign, please contact Funding For Good prior to submitting your research questionnaire at 704-614-8703.