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In this section of the GrantStation website, we have provided a step-by-step process for building your grants program.

Securing grant support for your organization is so much more than just finding an opportunity and writing the proposal. There are many pieces that need to be in place for you to be able to successfully receive that award and the rest of the funding that you need for your work.

Too often we identify a grantmaker for a particular project just because a staff member walks in our door and says, “Can you find me funding for this project?” Or we draft a grant request because a board member brings a copy of a request for proposals to a meeting and says “I think we could get this money.”

Too seldom do we actually go through a rigorous process of finding and deciding which funding opportunities to pursue and then create a calendar with all the essential steps to be successful in winning awards.

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