Don’t Start Your Nonprofit Grant Writing Until You Read This

Before you start your nonprofit grant writing and filling out grant applications, stop.

There’s an important question you need to ask yourself before applying for grants:

Should we be applying for grants in the first place?

The answer: Yes!—but always with some qualifications.

Let’s be clear: there are tons of opportunities for grants to be part of your fundraising plan. But too many people run to grants first thing as one of their biggest funding sources, and end up hurting later on. We want to keep you from that fate.

3 Reasons Grant Writing is Perfect for Your Nonprofit

Grant writing can seem almost mystical. If you aren’t familiar with the field, you probably have one of two perspectives.

Which of these do you believe?

  • Grant writing is a mysterious, capricious art. You might as well consider playing slot machines as a viable nonprofit funding source, or devote all your marketing efforts to getting on the front page of the New York Times.
  • Foundations are the benevolent Santa Clauses of revenue—just waiting for you to ask. Simply write the correct combination of words to instantly fix your funding problems and delight in the richness of unrestricted funding.

While the reality is more complicated than both of these positions, here are three reasons why a nonprofit SHOULD pursue grant writing for their organization:

  1. There’s a lot of money out there: Over $50 billion dollars are awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. If you aren’t applying for a piece of the pie, that’s money left on the table—or being given to other organizations. 
  2. Grants exist for any kind of nonprofit: Even new nonprofits can get grant money. Many foundations fund exclusively local nonprofits. It’s simply a matter of whether you’re willing to research and connect with the right funders. 
  3. You can fund any kind of need: While project-specific funding is most common, it isn’t the rule. There are grants that exist to provide funding for capital campaigns, operational costs, endowment funding and even unrestricted funding.

But before you dive into foundation research and looking up grant writing tips, know there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

And for many of us, jumping into grant writing too early, or as your sole focus, can be a costly mistake.

3 Reasons Grant Writing for Nonprofits Could Be a Huge Mistake

If you think that grant writing is a quick, simple solution to your nonprofit’s funding woes, you’re in for a surprise.

  1. Applying for grants is hard work: If you want a reasonable chance of getting your grant application accepted, you won’t be able to write one generic application and send off duplicates to foundations. You’ll need to do some intense research to tailor your application. And even when you do the work to stack the deck in your favor, there’s no guarantee you’ll be funded!
  2. Grants can’t be your bread and butter: Grant-based funding isn’t sustainable alone—it has to be part of a diversified fundraising plan. Most recommend around 20% of your funding be grant-based; any more than that, and you risk sinking your organization if a key grant falls through.
  3. There are strings attached: While unrestricted funding exists in the funding world, it’s much rarer to win than grants with more specific goals. Typically, the grant will be allocated to fund a new program, which encourages frequent grant applicants to create new programs instead of supporting past successes.

The Cheat Sheet: Don’t Start Grant Writing Until You Complete These 5 Steps!

In other words, applying for funding from foundations, corporations or the government can be an awesome way to supplement your current fundraising plan.

But by itself, grant writing won’t solve huge problems in your fundraising plan.

Here’s your cheat sheet when deciding whether to rally your resources to apply for grant monies:

  1. Create a diversified fundraising plan, where grant-awarded money constitutes no more than 20% of your fundraising goals. This is true for any part of your fundraising plan—for example, you should be nervous if a single major donor represented much more than 20% of your revenue. √
  2. Make sure you have the resources and time to research foundations and grant writing opportunities for your organization. Commit to this in advance. √
  3. Find a qualified writer who has experience writing grants, or invest in grant writing training for an existing staff member. Otherwise, minor errors might leave you without a grant and wasting precious time. √
  4. Commit yourself to applying to a grant only if:
    • You match all the foundation’s qualifications √
    • You’re willing to research and write tailored applications for each foundation √
    • You apply only for the kinds of funding you already identified you are pursuing in your fundraising plan. (e.g., Don’t decide to apply for capital funds if you really need unrestricted funding!) √
  5. Understand most first-time grant applications are rejected. It’s rare to be accepted for a grant without an existing relationship with the foundation, and like all fundraising, no might mean “no for now.” Grant writing is for those willing to play the long game. √

Applying for funding is well worth it for those who are willing to put in the hours and understand that grant money is just one piece of the puzzle. Just don’t except grants to solve all your problems, or you’ll get burned.

  • Thank you for this article. It’s full of great advice!

  • Oz

    May I add one more point? Data!

    A lot of nonprofits don’t have their data together, and that makes for a very painful process of writing a grant application. Even if they have an experienced grant-writer, messy data that’s sprinkled throughout the organization had prevented some grant-writing from ever getting started.

    • That’s a great point! Thanks for sharing. Organized and easy-to-understand data is key.

    • Simone Sander

      You are absolutely right. Data is what wins grants or proposals. Some clients don’t understand that we are not psychics and we can only evaluate what they give us and use it to win. If they have not tracked, managed, and updated their data….. well, they can just forget it! I had one company that just wanted to hook me into their share drive and told me to look over thousands of files. They were paying me by the hour, so that was ok, but what a headache!!!!! How unpleasant it was trying to make that puzzle! When people interview me and ask me about my English and Journalism skills, I run. I don’t leave without telling them that my job is more so data management and analysis. If they don’t understand that – I don’t want to work for them, not even by the hour!!!

      • Oz

        Years ago I attended a bootcamp for nonprofit directors. One afternoon was spent with a panel of people from foundations. They made it clear that they operate from data.

        A warm story will get someone to give you $20 out of their pocket. But a foundation with $15,000 grants can’t operate from warm stories. Actually, there was this very cold, aloof guy from a foundation who bluntly said, “Don’t send me pictures that were drawn by kids in your program. They don’t influence my decision.”

        It sounded heartless but it drove home the point that he wants data.

        Simone, you mentioned something that I hadn’t heard before. You’re sometimes interviewed for just English and writing skill, and not data? It’s also interesting that you view data as central to what you do. I don’t hear that often.

      • Susan Leffingwell Letourneau

        What if you are a non profit with a large acquisition requirement from the start- such as land for an animals sanctuary. In that case, what data would you be looking at, other than our statement of purpose, goals and business plan? thank you!

    • Cher

      I have never written a Grant before. This is all new to me. I am the Director of a small non profit Neighborhood Pantry (Food Bank). There is a big food bank in the town close to us. It has been suggested to me to go for a Grant. We get some food from them & will more than likely hook up with them for federal food. We do get a lot of donations. Our problem they really don’t want us to have any fund raising because we have to go into that town to help us & the Food Bank is with 2nd Harvest & a lot of the business’s give to that & they are afraid they will be asked a lot & a lot of the business’s give to 2nd Harvest. The town our Pantry is in is very small with very little business. Our problem is we have very little money & we have to pay rent & electric. The community church has been helping us out but not with money. I have to admit I have no clue how to go about doing a Grant. I really could use some suggestions. I’m the one that will be learning all of this.

      • Oz

        I’ve never written a grant, either. My world is data-cleansing. It’s exposed me to a lot of entities that either have a calamity or they can’t get something started because their data is a mess.

        E.g., when files are in multiple places, what’s a good way to get them all in one place? How can you identify and clear duplicate records?

        It sounds like you’ve got a tough puzzle. Hopefully someone can provide some insight.

      • Kathleen Kane

        I haven’t written a grant before, either, but I feel your pain. I raised my hand as a volunteer Board member to handle grants for our non-profit.

        HOWEVER, I recommend a couple of things that have helped me tremendously (or at least made me feel more confident).

        1) Attend a couple free webinars on grant writing hosted by Techsoup. Techsoup provides free or discounted technology to non-profits so they like to help out small organizations with free valuable info.
        2) Do your funder research at the local library on a database called the Foundation Directory Online Professional. There you can search for really granular info on potential funders who aren’t necessarily in your town or even state. For example, you could look for foundations in Kentucky or Louisville that specifically fund programs to end hunger. It’s an amazing resource. If you had the funds, you could subscribe to the service but it’s not free.
        3) Get your numbers in order to prove the need for your food bank or for the specific program. Find help from the state or county to get data on how many people are living at or below poverty level. Know how many clients you serve every day or week or month. Talk about the impact of hunger on your populations, with as much research or numbers as you can find.
        4) Ask for help. Let your volunteers or staff know you need a volunteer with some grant writing experience.
        5) Get a copy of Fundraising for Dummies or similar titles from the library.
        6) Find samples of successful Letters of Inquiry (a step before the full-blown grantwriting step) and successful grant proposals online. They are out there.

        Good luck!

    • Zen Parker

      What information are grant writers looking for? I have a non profit and want to make sure I have the information necessary.

      • Oz

        When writing a grant, the information that’s needed depends on the grant. They say what they want. But, generally speaking, the foundations are looking for information that shows their money is going to:
        1. A organization that’s well run and responsible. They don’t want to donate to a nonprofit that’s on the verge of dissolving.
        2. Programs that are making a difference. And they want data, not anecdotes and warm stories.

        One organization that I tried to help …
        They ran after school programs for kids. They wanted data like:
        – How many kids are coming through the various programs? Is the number increasing or decreasing?
        – What are the most popular programs?
        – How many kids return? How many times do they return?
        – What rate of kids start and drop out vs. kids who start and stay through the end of a program? What are the reasons given for dropping out?

        It’s hard to answer those questions when the data isn’t being tracked. Or, it’s tracked in haphazard ways by multiple people on different computers.

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  • Adriana

    I’m actually looking for a way to create a grant writing program at our nonprofit or at least a guide book of sorts–not sure where to start!!

    • Marvin

      Who can I talk to for help

  • TGood

    How do you find out about Grant writing courses?

  • A lot of non profits need advice like this. Many can’t afford to hire a full time grant writer so they turn to their volunteers and employees to write their grants, most of them aren’t trained in how to write grants or even hour to find the right ones. is another great resource for nonprofits who need help with grants.

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  • Hello I am in the process of filing for my 501c3 and I am researching everything under the sun that has to do with running a non profit community outreach center. Is there any advice anyone can give me on where to start getting or when to start applying for start up funding and how does a new non profit organization afford to hire a grant writer if there’s no funding yet?

    • Rose, the best bet would be to find a similar organization and ask to see the documents that they submitted for their IRS 501(c)3. You can’t copy them exactly, but can use them as fodder. You can also look up similar websites, and if you have your own, be sure to take screenshots of it for your application as well.
      Hope this helps!

  • Tramella

    All i can say is thank you!

  • No single grant should be more than 20% of your income stream, but your total grant income can certainly be more than that. The problem is when organizations rely on any one source, but healthy grant engagement can mean a much larger portion of your budget is from grants…just many of them!

  • Does anyone know about writing grant proposals to open a women’s shelter in NYC? We already have obtained the 501(C)3.
    Now we need to find a building which will accommodate 40 women and their children. PLEASE HELP

    • Look who is already funding similar shelters. Talk to leaders of non-profits in your geography. See what you can learn. Join a collaborative, get a coach. And you might want to start a crowdfunding campaign stat.

  • Angela

    My husband and I have created a Veteran’s support group and also have a sister group for spouses of Veterans. It’s something we are involved with daily and we both have “servant’s hearts”. I just signed up for classes to get an Associates Degree in Human Services. I am basically the only “civi” admin and they also reference me as the “social worker” for the group. My question is, how do we come up with the money to get 501(c)3? Also, I have been doing a lot of research on grants for SSVF and I really want to tap into that resource to help these Veterans and their families out, but we are what my friends call “the broken philanthropist”. There are several different programs that I want to be able to offer, but I also know that I need to have a strong base for meeting eligibility. Can you write for a grant to become 501(c)3? Or should I just ask each of our group members to donate $5.00 each? I appreciate this article as it has been the most helpful by far! Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • I would start by asking your own members to donate for your 501(C)3 status. Most grantors will not fund startup costs or organizations that don’t have their tax exempt status. Generally you won’t start looking for grants until you have 3-4 years of tax exemption.

      • Rell

        So what are other ways to begin looking for funding? I have an organization that I have had since 2009 as a non-profit in Florida. However, I just received my tax-exempt status November 2016. I have created partnerships in my community, and I pay for most things out of my own money. Would I maybe still be able to apply for smaller grants?

        • Small Foundation grants are the best place to begin with grants. Hop on over to my website where I have resources including grant writing courses and places to look for grants:

      • Ronald Cloudwalker Collins

        Crowdfunding “” is a very good resource that you can utilize for many causes, needs, and can be linked to your social media accounts also.

  • Nicole C

    I have a question, I recently came up with an idea for an awesome nonprofit organization but don’t know what to do with it, I mean should I take the steps to start it myself and start the grant writing process, or should I just pass my idea along, I’m not interested in getting rich or making this a business even though I’m practically homeless but my idea is for the disabled kids of this country and they need it more than me, any ideas.

    • Hello, I have some articles about starting a nonprofit on my website that you could check out. One thing I would say is to look up similar organizations in your area. There are millions of nonprofit organizations and it is likely that one of them is serving in your area with special needs kids. If you find one that has a similar mission then you could propose the idea to them to collaborate. If you don’t find an organization doing what you are looking for then it might be a good idea to look into starting a nonprofit or pushing your idea on to someone else.

  • I recently started a program called Produce for Veterans in Peterborough ontario. I’m looking into becoming a registered non profit organization. Any advice would be great. Also do I need to be registered npo to apply for grants?

  • Sharon Larson

    I would like to open a workshop that prepares young teens and young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in digital animation. Any advice would be great.

  • Chanda Guerin

    Is there a best practice or “rule of thumb” in terms of how much grant funding an organization should apply for based on their grant income goal for the fiscal year? Ex. My Foundation income goal is $435,000 this year. Is there a recommended about of funding I should apply for to guarantee I reach/exceed that goal? 20% over my goal? 40%? More?

    • Grant writing should definitely only be a portion of your entire budget, but I have seen different percentages for different organizations. What kind of organization do you work with? If you’d like to contact me through I’d love to help you out.

  • Tracey Moore

    I am new to this and I really don’t know where to start, My husband wants to have a karate school, we will probably start out in the back yard, but I just want someone to point me in the right direction as to how to get started. should I take a training class?

  • Beth Wolf

    The non profit I wish to start does not exist within my church denomination or for ministers and their families who are licensed within our organization. This is a brand new idea and there are no such non profits or groups like these in which I can draw from or use as a resource.

    I want to start a non profit for ministers wives and children who are dealing with crisis in their families or ministries and to also be a resource for those who’s minister husbands abandon and leave there. This happened to myself and my 2 children 2 year ago. Had it not been for my parents financial assistance we would have been homeless. I have since completed my last year of my bachelors degree and have started my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling specializing in crisis and trauma. I feel called and such a passion to help these women and children who will go through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    • Mara Clemente

      Why does it have to be confined to a ministry?

  • Enoch

    My non profit is in Africa can I get grants from the US.

  • I’m a certified grant writer, but still learning my craft. Good stuff here.

  • Phillip Thomas

    I am starting a relief organization that replaces bicycles for victims of bike theft for free. I am hoping to build an alliance between private citizens, law enforcement and businesses.. the victim qualifies simply by filing a police report of the theft, presents it to us and receives a new bike free. Are their organizations that can assist us financially? we already have a large inventory and a commercially zoned location but we are a start up and is there no organization that will be willing to take a chance on us, that are sacrificing every thing to see this worth while project come to life

  • Phillip Thomas

    what type of data are we talking about that be included in the application for a dran t

  • J Hua

    If you still need help learning how to grant write I found which has a whole course on how to write a grant. It’s well done in my opinion.

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  • Stravenski Sylvain

    I am looking to start a nonprofit organization. We just got approved for our certificate of incorporation yesterday and are working on the next steps to begin our nonprofit. We are looking to help individuals with substance abuse disorders stay clean by connecting them to the right providers and services, as well as helping them finds jobs and housing while they are working on staying clean. I guess my question is how long does each next step take?

    • Greg

      it depends. There’s a few factors. Are you using a lawyer? Are you filing the EZ non-profit form (under 50K) or the long form?

    • GetItRight2016

      Use th EZ 1023 online application process, takes 2 weeks. But before that you need to adopt Bylaws, a conflict of interest policy, name your officers from your Directors. Create a plan of action of everything you need to do.

    • worldrunner

      How knowledgeable are you about assessing each client? To obtain funds from your State, and be an approved provider, you will likely need at least a CADC person who can give approved assessment, such as the GAIN and ASAM Patient placement criteria. (One size does not fit all! To help clients best, not only do you need to know their level of chemical dependency and risk for relapse, but you need info regarding whether or not they have co-occurring disorders, housing, vocational or other needs to stabilize them.) When you are up to passing requirements that’s your State uses to distribute funds, you will also be more likely to obtain funds for your nonprofit. SAMHSA is the Prime governmental organization that distributes federal funds to the states. (I am a prior CADC).

    • Sandy Dickson (Grants by Sandy

      Grants by Sandy is currently offering “Starting Your Own Nonprofit” for $450 through the month of June. This service includes: applying for your E.I.N., composing of your Articles of Incorporation, filing of your Statement of Information, filing of your Corporation Tax Exemption Forms, completion of your IRS forms and submission to the IRS. And anything else that your State of Residency requires to become your own Nonprofit. (State & Federal fees are extra)

      • Lynn Crapper

        About how much do state and federal fees run? Is there an extra cost for filing for the 501 c(3)?

    • Amber Phillips

      I don’t know what state your in, but can I make a point that you should hopefully consider? Most people who are addicted to drugs that really need help are young & homeless. Since they are homeless, they won’t come in to get the help they need because if they go right back on the streets every night they will end if using again! They have to change theyre people and places as addicts are always told (which is true) so if you can’t help them get into a place to live first then the help your trying to give is wasted. Besides there are many places around to help addicts but there are not enough help to get them into shelters or halfway houses, which both are desperately needed too. Being a recovering addict, I thought I would pass that along because there are too many places that say they want to help addicts but they don’t always focus on the whole package or do it in the right order; such as get a place to live then a job. You need to be able to shower daily & wash clothes if you are gonna work somewhere.
      Thanks for listening!

  • Christopher Kim

    I just got my 501c3 and need funding. it’s to raise money for children and elderly, sick and injured, emergency and disasters. Where can I find grant writers and how much do I pay them?

  • Ronald Cloudwalker Collins

    Hi Everyone! Please remember there are also various methods of “crowdfunding available online” that link to social media. “” is just one of many crowdfunding platforms that you can choose from to raise money for a multitude of needs.

    • Konstantin Bekreshev

      If you do not have a team,and problems with English-nothing to collect!((

  • Sandrine Elkaim Linglet

    Hello I am looking for a grant writer, our non-profit needs one asap.
    Anyone ?
    Thank you very much

    • Darlene Brice

      I have an awesome grant writer with very reasonable fees. If you’d like to private message me with your contact info I can forward it to her

      • Morgan Chapin

        Hi! Can I send you a private message for the grant writers info as well? I work for a horse rescue as a full time volunteer and really need some help with the grant writing!

      • Alexis Stone

        I need this grant writer information as well
        Alex 704-430-4513

      • I would like to go tact your grant writer as well. I’m not sure how to send you a private message.

      • Vashonda Allen

        hello can you provide me with the info as well at
        thank you

      • E B

        Hi- please email me as well:

      • An S.

        Hi, I wanted to know if you could share my info with your grant writer:

      • Gfa

        Hello…can you forward my info to your grant writer please, I have a non profit organization.

      • Jennifer Parker

        Interested in your contact. Also a nonprofit. Jennifer Parker at

      • Tee Monroe

        May you please send me your grant writers contact information also?

      • Tee Monroe

        May you please email me your grant writers contact information as well? Thank you!

      • Cali Cherilus

        Waldes Cherilus
        Please send my info

      • Victory C

        Darlene, we are a 501 c3 non-profit organization and we need to apply for a grant. Can you please help with your grant writer. Please send us an email at;
        Thanks, Victoria

    • Sandy Dickson (Grants by Sandy

      My name is Sandy Dickson and I’m the Funding Coordinator at Grants by Sandy. Feel free to visit my website: and look around.

    • Darnesha Varner

      Can this number be texted ?
      gonna give Jerry Jones a call myself

      • Theresa G Hamilton

        Mr Jones is a great grant writer and can answer all your questions.
        Office: (310)-337-1169
        Cell: (310)-902-1348

        • Theresa G Hamilton

          Hello Varner
          You may call me have any questions,

  • Alexis Stone

    I just received my 501C3 and need direction on reasonable Grant writers and resources for food, clothing and community help articles.

    • M. Watts

      We prepare Grant Proposals”

    • Sandy Dickson (Grants by Sandy

      My name is Sandy Dickson and I’m the Funding Coordinator at Grants by Sandy. Feel free to visit my website: and look around. If you are interested in speaking with us, simply click on the tab on our website’s homepage “Book Our Services Now” and you can pick the time & date that works best for you. Or you can fill out the online New Client Questionnaire and hit submit…we will contact you within 2-4 hours (during business hours). Thanks!

    • Barbara Williams

      Hello, Ms. Stone. I read your post and congratulations on receiving your 501 c 3. I, just today, received my 501 c 3.
      Ms. Stone I am a 68-year-old retired social worker. Ms. Stone, I literally have no clue as to where to begin, what direction as to the” who, what, when, where, and why” of the direction to turn to obtain funding. All the years I invested on “the front lines in the trenches”, Ms. Stone not once did I ever look behind the curtain to explore what the 501 c 3 organizations I worked for/at, I never sought the ” how were I and my colleagues’ how the organization of which we were employed were funded?”
      Now retired from social worked I completed all course work with International University of Metaphysics seminary, with authority, am an M.Msc., ordained Reverend. Ms. Alexis so much back ground and don’t know where to turn. Please, Ms. Stone respond to this inquiry. I do not know if you have access to my email which is
      Peace and Many Continued Blessings to you, your family, and your business.
      Rev. Barbara Williams, M.Msc, B.Msc, BSW

  • M. Watts

    “We prepare Grant Proposals”
    Seriously inquiries only

  • Ishmael

    Hello friends, I’m Ishmael and have worked as a grant-proposal writer for years. Kindly, you can mail me at for discussions if you might need a service.


    • Dr Who

      Use caution – anyone who starts a sentence with an adverb suggests questionable writing skills. Just my opinion.

  • Chris Bouchard

    Great article and love this truth “Grants can’t be your bread and butter”. Thanks from

  • Kathy Bretz

    . I am a member of a lapidary club(we use grinders, polishers and saws to cut slabs to make jewelry) and am curious as to what kind of data is needed I think we are looking for newer equipment as most of ours is at least 20 years old. We do the refurbishing of the equipment ourselves.

  • Rebecca Wanda

    Thanks for the great insight, I totally agree with you.

  • Patricia White

    Does anyone know of a reputable grant writer with EXPERTISE in non-for-profit theater/musicals?

  • Femi Aina Fasinu

    Please i am an Executive Director of an NGO based in Nigeria but we lack the capacity to write award winning grant. please contact me if you can help or if you have an organisation that we can write a joing proposals for projects here in Nigeria and africa

    • London Editorial Service

      You should not devote all your marketing efforts to getting grants to be part of your fundraising plan. Grant-based funding isn’t sustainable alone—it has to be part of a diversified fundraising plan. Most recommend around 20% of your funding be grant-based. While unrestricted funding exists in the funding world, it’s much rarer to win than grants with more specific goals. Typically, the grant will be allocated to fund a new program, which encourages frequent grant applicants to create new programs instead of supporting past successes.

      There’s a lot of money out there, over $50 billion dollars in the US and over $780 billion dollars Global awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. If you aren’t applying for a piece of the pie, that’s money left on the table—or being given to other organizations.

      In other words, applying for funding from foundations, corporations or the government can be an awesome way to supplement your current fundraising plan.

      To simply write the correct combination of words to instantly fix your funding problems and delight in the richness of unrestricted funding, as if foundations are the benevolent Santa Clauses of revenue. While the reality is more complicated,this is defiantly not the case. It’s rare to be accepted for a grant without an existing relationship with the foundation, and like all fundraising, no might mean “no for now. There are grants that exist to provide funding for capital campaigns, operational costs, endowment funding and even unrestricted funding. If you want a reasonable chance of getting your grant application accepted, you won’t be able to write one generic application and send off duplicates to foundations. Intense research to tailor your application needs to be done in order to write tailored applications for each foundation.

      I am a fundraising professional who specialize in working with non-profits and for profits seeking funding/grants that exist to provide funding for capital campaigns, operational costs, endowment funding and even unrestricted funding. I also generate diversified fundraising plans, where grant-awarded money constitutes no more than 20% of your fundraising goals as well as varies cash flow strategies. This is true for any part of your fundraising plan.

      However, there’s no guarantee you’ll be funded. I have a program that will offer a free re-write of a grant if it is not funded (if certain conditions are met, as outlined in our service agreement).

      I can go into more details in a consulting session, but I know your incredibly busy so if meeting isn’t possible then do not hesitate to give me a call for an over the phone consultation.

  • Tima Gaye

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  • Tiana

    I am interning with a nonprofit organization called The Demand Project, an org. that fights against human-trafficking in Oklahoma. You said that before we start writing grants we need to create a diversified fundraising plan. Could you expand on that?

  • Tamaya Sincere

    I am trying to start a nonprofit and in need of a lot of help. Currently I am 501 c 3 status but that’s about as far as I’ve gotten. I wanted to know if their are grants to actually assist me in paying a professional to actually help me create my bylaws and mission statement properly?

    I hope this didn’t sound like a dumb question as I am really trying to make a difference.