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  • Start Here — Conversation Sparks: Grants

    Posted by Joshua on February 7, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    Here are a couple of questions to get you thinking about grants + grant applications. And to get you started engaging with the community.

    Click the blue button that says REPLY on the right and share your response to one (or both) of the questions below. Then, scroll down and reply to someone’s comment. To do that, hover over a person’s comment and click the reply button (it looks like an arrow curving to the left).

    1. What’s your go-to strategy for engaging with grant officers at foundations?

    2. What’s one tip you have for making our grant proposals stand out?

    Lawrence replied 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Lawrence

    Member
    February 15, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    I think one of the most important components of writing successful grants is to do research into what the specific mission and values of the granting organization are before crafting a narrative. If they lean towards economic development then I make sure the narrative includes the economic impact of our event. If they focus on health or community benefit, I make sure to include the mental or emotional health of our event and the sense of community pride that is instilled. When a granting board sees their benefactor’s intent reflected in the request, it becomes much easier to receive funding.

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