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Taking the Strategic Path to Grantseeking Success

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By John Hicks, President and CEO, J. C. Geever, Inc.

Two of the biggest challenges grant seekers face are:

  1. choosing which foundations to approach and
  2. deciding how much to ask.

This article presents a framework for a strategic approach to grantseeking that may well help you save time and produce better results for your effort.

First, I recommend that you build a gift table based on the need for private sector support as shown in your budget. Building the gift table will enable you to:

  • Set ask amounts easily
  • Prioritize your solicitations from the top down
  • Show the potential donor how his gift fits into the overall fund-raising plan

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