The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Through interviews and other means, gather information that will easily allow him/her to grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought as defined by the person responsible for carrying it out.
Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and to recommend the seeking of grants.
Research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.
Compile, write, and edit all grant applications exhibiting strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
Review the budget of a project or program for which funding is sought and make recommendations to better present it to grant-making organizations.
Develop individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization's preferences and follow exactly each grant-making organization's guidelines.
Keep in contact with grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material.
Manage the process of supplying progress reports when required by a grant-making organization that has funded a project or program.