Do you have a lot of ideas for great projects or programs you want to run, and are just waiting for that perfect grant or tender? The scary thing is, you are risking your success. Don’t wait, you can start getting ready now.
Never miss out on a funding opportunity again. Simply explained, a grant calendar is a tool that helps you track prospective grants of interest, actual grants you are applying for, progress of the application, as well as tracking the success of those applications.
In the current environment, managing and leading a non-profit, is becoming more and more of a challenge, and let’s talk about the white elephant in the room… the ongoing challenge we face attracting outside funding.
Last but not least we are talking about your Governance systems and processes. It’s amazing how some people switch off when you mention the word policy or procedure!
At this point, some of you will be thinking about the green and gold but the surprise for you is that viability is not just about financial viability. Sure, it’s part of what we are talking about but remember that – it’s only a part of it and we’ll deal with that part last.
Sustainability is about being able to continue something for a long time without using or completely destroying your resources (2). And for you, non-environmental folk, don’t even start thinking this doesn’t apply to you!
Keep this in mind when writing your next submission; with an estimated 60 billion available in Grant funding surely there is plenty to go around?
As a speaker, trainer and community development consultant I assists non-profits and small businesses to establish better governance practices and operational procedures, identifying new revenue and leveraging existing opportunities, community engagement, brand management and stakeholder communications.