When money is tight, when you experience a budget gap, when you launch a new program area, or you expand your audience base, you may think: “Why not get a grant?” This workshop explores the ins and outs of grant seeking, providing some very specific advice about how to be successful at securing outside funding from foundations and corporations. Special attention will be given to the dos and don'ts of grantseeking in the era of COVID-19. Topics include:
The various types of grants
What kinds of grants in which dollar amounts work best for different types of funders
Alternatives to cash grants
How to determine where grants fit in your overall funding scheme
What to do when you actually receive a grant to ensure you are well-positioned for the next grant
Judith Margolin is founder and principal of Needagrant.org. Ms. Margolin is an independent consultant and workshop leader on foundations and grants. Under a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, she served as Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at Foundation Center (now Candid), the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy. Prior to that position she was Vice President for Public Services at Foundation Center, responsible for oversight of the Center’s five funding information centers and several hundred Cooperating Collection libraries around the nation.