When we talk to nonprofit staff, one commonly recurring question is “How can we do better at grant funding?” We’ve decided to leverage our history and experience in the sector to gather materials for a series of articles on this topic. Our in-depth conversations with foundation and corporate program officers and a wider survey of their peers form the basis of the series. In this article, Powering Nonprofits asked program officers, “if you could give one or two pieces of advice to a prospective grantee, what would they be?” Their answers speak for themselves!
In no particular order, we quote their advice, albeit anonymously...
Program officers say:
If you’ve got a stellar relationship with a program officer please share, and Powering Nonprofits may include your story in this series. The next article will cover what’s different when working with corporate foundations. Please subscribe to our RSS feed or check back over the next few weeks for updates.
Kara has a lifetime of success in patron engagement and fundraising in North America, and spent two years recently at Birmingham Royal Ballet building systems for engagement.