Of course, being grant dependent forever is not good. For almost all nonprofits, it’s also impossible. But instead of condemning grants-funded organizations, what if we accept grant dependence as a developmental stage? By considering grant dependency a stage, we can affirm and support growth to date. Then, we can support their next steps to sustainability.
Karen Eber Davis Consulting guides executive directors and CEOs to generate the resources, boards, and support they need to make remarkable progress on their missions. As the award-winning thought-leader, advisor, and founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Karen helps nonprofit leaders get answers, generate revenue, and grow their mission. Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and her experience leading board and team events. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.