Presentation on theme: "Tips for Finding Funding September 27, 2005 MAPP TA Webcast Heidi Urquhart, MA, MSDM Program Manager, MAPP NACCHO."— Presentation transcript:
Tips for Finding Funding September 27, 2005 MAPP TA Webcast Heidi Urquhart, MA, MSDM Program Manager, MAPP NACCHO
Advice from Funders Approaching Foundations for Funding Research Start a relationship with the foundation Develop a well written proposal Clarity Brevity Specificity of purpose
Advice from Funders Continued: Research Who funds in my geographic region? Who funds in my area of interest? Who provides the type of support I need Who has funded organizations like mine? Who has given amounts in the range I need? Tools: http://fdncenter.org/funders/wrksheet/index.html http://lnp.fdncenter.org/finder_990.html
Advice from Funders Continued: Start a relationship with the foundation YOU NEED A GATE KEEPER! Call the foundation Send a letter of inquiry Invite a foundation representative to meetings Developing a relationship could take years….be patient!
Advice from Funders Continued: Develop a Well Written Proposal Who you are What you do Nature of the need How the project is to be carried out What results will the foundation see
Tips from NACCHO - Clarity Clear statement of Purpose What will success look like? Clear Goals and Objectives Be specific and measurable. Clearly link your project to Foundations Need Include an Evaluation Follow a clear logic
The Foundation Center: www.fdncetner.org For Foundation research Finding Funders Learning Lab Library Locations Online Foundation Directory Grant Seeking Training Sessions