We are honored to have been recently chosen by the City of Hartford to facilitate grant development services, in support of their effort to increase sustainable funding for needed and viable city programs. This is the fourth contract with a municipality we have received in the last year. We are enthusiastic about this project and will keep you all updated as to the outcomes we are helping them to achieve!
Grants are certainly an important part of every organizations funding mix- whether you’re a 501C3, a municipal agency, or a private membership group, your unearned revenue plan should include some grant funding. Grant development goes beyond grant writing, it takes into account assessment of your grantable programs, viable outcomes, and identifying funding opportunities. Additionally, it encompasses facilitating a team to develop grant components including financials, and to write and refine the grant package before submission.
Once received, grants require careful attention to detail as most grantors want a clear and defined accounting of not only expenditures but outcomes.
Grants can be a valuable source of income and all organizations should be generating some grant revenue.