How to Build a Solid Foundation

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It is very common for an organization to simply fall into the grantseeking mode. First one proposal is written, and then another, and it goes on and on like this. But this sort of approach will inevitably run into trouble. Why? Because the grantseeking program was not built on a solid set of policies and procedures. Policies discussed and adopted by your Board of Directors will keep your organization out of trouble with the IRS and grantmakers, guaranteeing that you are audit ready if need be. The procedures you adopt will help you handle all grant awards consistently, especially in your communications with grantmakers and promises made. This training will cover how to build a solid foundation of policies and procedures that will guide your grantseeking program.


Cynthia M. Adams

GrantStation's Founder and Corporate Advisor, Cynthia M. Adams has spent the past 40 years helping nonprofit organizations raise the money needed to do their good work. Many of her early efforts centered on raising funds to set aside wilderness areas in Alaska. In 1990 she started her first company, the Alaska Funding Exchange. This endeavor served as the testing ground for a national company, GrantStation, which opened its Internet doors in the fall of 2001. Cindy built this business because she believes that grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the variety and scope of grantmakers and sound knowledge of the philanthropic playing field. Her life's work has been to level that playing field, creating an opportunity for all nonprofit organizations to access the wealth of grant opportunities across the U.S. and throughout the world.

Cynthia M. Adams