We have multiple ideas to grow your nonprofit or small business. GrantWatch and its affiliates make them easy by providing platforms for searching for funding, acquiring funding, and promoting your organization.
6 ideas to grow your nonprofit or small business:
- Identify the program goals and timeline of your organization
- Search for grants that may fulfill those goals on GrantWatch.com and MWBEzone.com
- Hire a grant writer to help you create a grants calendar, and write/complete or review your written applications on GrantWriterTeam.com
- Create a crowdfunding project on Uhelp
- Develop your social media presence to attract contributors to your crowdfunding project
- Write an article about your organization on GrantNews.com.
First, it is most important to identify your program goals and to create a timeline of your organization. This means, if you’re a nonprofit, identify why you are looking for funding. What will the money go towards and what is an overall, encompassing goal? By when do you plan to have your program up and running? This is also to be taken into consideration.
Use GrantWatch.com and MWBEzone.com to locate funding. One subscription gives you both. These sites help you search for grants for nonprofits or small businesses. MWBEzone is geared toward small businesses. You can search from categories ranging from Aging/Seniors to Youth/Out-Of-School Youth. Once you’ve identified grants of interest, buy a subscription to GrantWatch.com to view the grants in their entirety and get the funding source information.
Now, it’s time to get a grant writer. A grant writer from GrantWriterTeam.com can assist you with tasks such as creating a grants calendar to be aware of all deadlines. He/she will also help you write your grant proposal(s). This means that they may write different sections of the proposal, the whole proposal, or review a proposal that you prepared.
Why stop there? While applying for grants is the traditional way for nonprofits to acquire funding, the GrantWatch.com enterprise includes a crowdfunding platform. At Uhelp, your organization can create a crowdfunding campaign and open it up for the public to fund. Many nonprofits and small businesses have already created campaigns with us, but it is important to remember that you must proactively promote your campaign.
One way to do this is through a strong social media presence. Create a blog page where you post up-to-date blog posts about your efforts. These posts can be about how you are working towards new and improved programming at your nonprofit or small business. You can use the ideas from your grant proposal to write blog posts. Then, post these posts to your social media accounts like at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, among others. Grow your friends’ list, too. Upload your contacts to your social media accounts and ask them to be your friend or connection.
Lastly, publicize your organization, your struggles,needs and successes, and your attempts at funding on GrantNews.com. Many organizations have already interviewed with our copywriter and editor to have promotional write-ups about them in the newspaper. GrantNews.com welcomes articles about:
- New trends within the nonprofit and small business communities
- Grant writing, crowdfunding, and social media tips to share
- A model initiative.
For examples of previous write-ups, check out some of the following articles: