By Diane H. Leonard, GPC, President/Owner, DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC
Grant research, in particular grant research focused on expanding an existing grant portfolio, can feel like an insurmountable task. In fact, it can feel like you are on the hunt to find a diamond in the rough. So then, how when faced with such a task can you grow your grant revenue for your organization?
By Robin Berseth, Events and Technology Director, GMS, Inc.
From sessions to breaks, from wishes to tours, there are so many things being offered to all attendees of the GMS Summit and we don’t want you to miss a thing. The GMS website it a great tool to learn about everything that’s available to you as an attendee. What time is breakfast, when can I expect afternoon refreshments or have the opportunity to network with my peers? Where do I book my hotel room or how do I schedule a one-on-one appointment? Where can I read more about the sessions and speakers and what hours is the computer clinic open? All of this information and more is posted to our website and updated on a regular basis. Not only can you view our website from your computer, but our website is mobile friendly as well, so you can easily view it from your smartphone or tablet. This allows you to have everything you need right at your fingertips as you plan for and attend the Summit.
BY DIANE H. LEONARD, GPC, DH Leonard Consulting and Grant Writing Services, LLC
I often talk about the 3 R’s of Grant Seeking: Research, Relationships, and wRiting. The point of the 3 R’s of Grant Seeking is that you need to follow the three steps with every potential application whether for a new funding partner or for an existing funding partner. Here are our 5 tips to improve your grant funder relationships:
1 - Contact your potential funding source prior to applying (whether a new or existing relationship!). Follow their communication preference and capacity guidelines regarding communication. Bottom line, ALWAYS call or email to talk about if your proposal will be competitive if they will allow such a dialogue.