Grant Research, Writing and Review
Meeting the funders criteria is only half the task. Ultimately any grant needs to serve the mission, vision and goals of the organization. A grant is one tool you can use in an organization’s development. My first question in researching any prospective grant is “how does this particular grant further the short or long-term vision for the organization.” Creating a program or activity just to meet a grant’s criteria is not in the best interest of the organization. Any grant has to also facilitate the advancement of the organization.
The Penterman Process
Understanding you; meetings with key agency personnel to learn about the agency, its core values, programs, vision and short and long-term goals
Ask and qualify; identify potential funding sources and ensure the spirit of the funder match the ethos, vision and goals of your agency
Draft, review, edit, repeat; work with the agency team to create a compelling draft that addresses the funder criteria
Get it together; confirm all required materials and ensure the document’s presentation strengthens the agency’s persuasive story for funding