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How to Create Grants to Support Individual Fundraising

Two Bird One Stone

Suggestions on How to Create Grants that Support Individual Fundraising at Your Non-profit Organization

Fundraising from individuals and grant writing have long been looked at as two separate processes. Instead of being separate, these activities can be designed to support each other. When they support each other both areas thrive and more money is raised. This article offers a number of specific ideas on how to align these efforts. You can use them wherever you are in the grant process, even if it’s submitting the final report.

The Application Process


The Need Statement

Since grant donors tend not to fund the same project twice, consider including some or all of these sustainability expenses in your grant budget. For instance, request funds for:


After Submittal

Redraft and use application materials in board reports, case statement, brochures and articles

After the Award

For more help with obtaining donations at your non-profit organization, read:

20 Ways to Say Thanks [1]

The Gift Recognition Chart: Meaningful Ways to Say Thanks [2]

Site Visits: Karen’s Top Dozen Tips on Hosting Donors [3]

Waiting for Super Donor? What Your Board Needs to Know [4]