Identifying, Applying for and Managing Grant Funds for Nonprofits

In this entertaining speaking engagement, Mandy Pearce, Founder and Owner of Funding For Good, speaks at the Best Friends National Conference on Grant Writing. She explains: 1) how to IDENTIFY funding sources and foundations, 2) how to APPLY for grants and 3) how to then MANAGE the grant funds. Mandy’s approach is direct, honest and fast paced. The presentation is full of tips, best practices and real world examples from her 20+ years writing and consulting on nonprofit grants. This is an all inclusive session on grant writing for nonprofits.

Filming by Maddie’s Fund Education –

Best Friends

0:18 – Leo’s Story – Why I am involved in Animal Rescue
6:54 – Information needed to write grants (Tax ID, DUNS, Org Info, etc.)
11:10 – Understanding your ‘needs’ list
12:00 – Basic Proposal Elements
12:50 – Executive Summary
17:44 – How do you introduce your nonprofit organization?
19:01 – Why IMPACT is a key to funding
22:22 – Statement of Need Outline
28:30 – Project Descriptions
32:00 – S.M.A.R.T. Objectives (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely)
37:20 – Budgets
40:04 – Evaluation of your Project or Program
41:40 – S.W.O.T. Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
43:13 – Common Grant Mistakes
45:32 – Pro Tips for Grantwriters
47:45 – Grant Research
48:56 – Funding Sources
52:15 – Private Foundations
54:28 – Family Foundations
56:00 – Methods of Research
59:37 – Relationship Building
1:00:43 – Audience Interactive Q&A

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Many people need help with Grant Research. It takes hours, sometimes days to find 8-12 solid Grant Prospects that you have never applied too before, we can help:

Whether you need consultation, coaching, grant writing, research or development programming, Funding For Good can help you Grow for Good. Those of you who are checking us out for the first time – Welcome! We look forward to working with you.

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