Grantwriting involves a lot more than simply filling out an application asking for money. The infrastructure and operations of your organization play a big role in determining which types of grants and how much funding you qualify to receive, so it’s important to make sure every part of your organization is working together as you enter your next grant application process. In Season 3, Episode 5, I spoke with Danielle Tong from The Kind Elephant about how to effectively measure and communicate your outcomes to grant makers. I also asked Rachel Stanley from the Latin American Association to tell me how she works with the other departments in her organization to write better grants.
You’ve probably heard a dozen and half times that nonprofits need to stop duplicating services...but that’s a lot easier said than done. There’s also a lot more that goes into successful nonprofit work than trying to be different for the sake of being different. We really need to work together to create lasting change, and Megan Godbey from Nashville Public Library Foundation gave me some awesome advice for finding strategic collaborative partners and how to structure these relationships. I also talked with Stacia Freeman from Epic Girl to hear her give some examples of how her organization collaborates with nonprofit and for-profit community members.