Grant writing requires deep knowledge and expertise before you can expect any handful grant for your non profit. If you are startup then it need some more insight before you can qualify for Federal grant. Your organization overall purpose can provide strong background to make you eligible for grants. They typically fund organizations that qualify for public charity status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IIRC. These are organizations whose purposes are charitable, educational, scientific, religious, literary, or cultural. To make your organization qualified for funding you need to make your goal very specific so it can give unique look to your grant providers.This will better serve the purpose for your organization funding goals.
If you or your organization team member is not expert in writing a grant application then there is no need to take risk and take expert help. You should never hesitate to hire a successful grant writer who will increase chances of success.Successful grant writers understand the need for creating a well thought out grants calendar and adhering faithfully to the organization’s mission.
Crafting a grant proposal to meet a particular funder’s interests, even though it drifts from the organization’s mission, can be tempting; but should always be avoided.
Here are some tips from funding agencies to make your grant proposals more successful.
- The need. Clearly describe the need of your project and explain how it will be helpful for the community. What value your project will add to the community in terms of health,education or whatever value will be added.Try to explain “how” and “why” in your needs.
- Differentiation and Uniqueness. You have to make your organization work different than other competing organizations.Tell how your organization’s work is different from other nonprofits. Ask people who will be the beneficiaries of your organization funding the unique value it will add to their life.
- Make a difference. State how this grant will make a difference in the community.what value they will get in long term and how it will bring change to their lives? remember the change should be measurable and responsive.For example, if you want to supply the clean water then remember their need and must serve the majority of the community.IF their finance do not allow to get clean water then your organization must ensure the clean water to the target people.
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