It's Spring. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and funders are releasing request for funding announcements (RFP's) and funding opportunity announcements (FOA's). Although funders release these announcements year round, Spring time is when a large portion of public funders release announcements seeking applications for funding.
Since it's that time of the year, it's also time to start getting things in order for the proposal submission process. A few housekeeping items need to be checked before deciding whether or not to submit grant applications. The following is a brief checklist, some things to consider with reasoning (from a grant reviewers perspective of course):
Take the time to ensure all of your I's are dotted, and T's are crossed. Doing so makes grant proposal preparation much easier, decreases stress levels, and ensures there are no last minute, heart-breaking moments. A little preparation now can can pay off big in the end. Happy spring cleaning!!!
About the Author:
Nikki Kirk has over 12 years of experience in management, grant writing, nonprofit program development, community economic development, and nonprofit management consulting.