Ah yes, the big question:
"Can we apply for grant funding? "
This question conveys, "We want to pursue grants! We have programs and projects that need money! We have social problems to solve!"
I hear you!
But are you ready?
I get this inquiry a lot.
And here is what I tell people:
*takes deep breath*
"There are many factors that affect grant readiness....and sorry to say, but nonprofit legal status is just the starting point!"
Here are the Basic Black requirements for most grant opportunties.
3 Keys To Grant EligibilityAfter filing for your 501c3 status, of course.
Not too bad!
Now there's something to be said for being ready on paper, and then, there's the ones who will get the grants.
Organizations who are also, financially ready, and connected to their community, will have a better chance of actually winning the grant funds.
Other things to consider (Bonus Points):
Join me tomorrow, Wednesday, June 14th
for a fun lunchtime webinar that will answer that nebulous question...
Is Your Organization Ready To Apply For Grant Funding?
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