Meet with clients to determine organization's past experiences with grants or level of readiness to submit grants, identify fundable programs, objectives and realistic goals, evaluate current and needed resources
required for a successful grant writing endeavor.
Study foundation or other funding agency guidelines/giving history to identify the most likely source of money for a particular program or mission; prequalify funding prospects and advise on best method to present the organization and programs for the best possible results and, if desired, communicate with funders on your behalf.
Maintain grants calendar of funding targets, due dates, and follow-up opportunities and, after the grant is funded, track required interim and final reports that may be due to the funder, and write these reports.
Monitor additional grant opportuniities on an on-going basis; react quickly to meet crucial deadlines.
Work with Finance and Program personnel to understand and articulate your organization's ability to satify the concerns of the funder.
Write Letters of Inquiry and grant narratives, complete online applications, develop or assist in the coordination of required supporting documents or collateral materials, in order to create a professional and highly competitive document that will reflect well on your organization.
Draft press releases announcing the grant award, maintain grant status reports for your Board of Directors, or any other related documents or correspondence.
Search for and identify nonprofit funding sources -- corporate programs, private and family foundations, government agencies
Conduct internet and library research and interviews to gather relevant and convincing data to support need statements and justify grant requests
Interview and gather information from program and management staff to compose narratives and create supporting documentation for grants