Posts Tagged "Sustainability"

5 Keys to Winning Great Letters of Support!

5 Keys to Winning Great Letters of Support!

   Letters of Support, a.k.a. Letters of Commitment, document your partnerships and the contributions they bring to the project.     Follow these 5 keys to secure great letters of support: Ask early! Put your partners and supporters on alert as soon as you decide to apply for a grant. Give them a brief summary of the grant purpose, the estimated deadline for their letter, when you will provide more details about the proposed project and when they can expect a draft from your organization. The more time you give your partners and supporters the more likely you are to get…read more →

What Do Grantmakers Mean When They Ask You to Describe “Program Sustainability After the Grant”?

What Do Grantmakers Mean When They Ask You to Describe “Program Sustainability After the Grant”?

What do Grantmakers Mean When They Ask You to Describe “Program Sustainability After the Grant”? Grantmakers and donors are asking you how you will keep your program running after their commitments and investments in your organization or program is over. How do you answer these questions? What are grantmakers really asking? Well, across funders there is little consensus on the definition and conceptualization of sustainability. Some funders want to see other investors in your projects and programs including other grants, donations and program income. While other funders are more interested in your ability to communicate and demonstrate a lasting impact…read more →