Last week, in the first step of our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success!, we covered how to prepare for grant work by: scheduling time, understanding the benefits and requirements of grant work, getting leadership on board, and finding help through volunteers and supporters to form a grant team.
This week you will:
- Focus on priorities and determine needs by: examining strategic plans, assessments, or other tools available to you.
- Brainstorm grant project ideas that will really make a difference.
With thorough planning, your grant proposal will be much stronger than other applicants, your grant project will accomplish more and you will fulfill a community need. It is very important to plan your grant project before you write the proposal. Focus on improving the lives of the people you serve, not just getting the money.