At Goodwill Denver, we rely on many types of donations to help keep our organization running and growing. Like most nonprofit organizations, we understand the importance of diversifying our funding streams to make sure we don’t have all of our funding eggs in one basket, so to speak. The world of grant/foundation funding is not only an important piece of that diversification, it’s also one that is constantly growing and changing—not just year to year, but daily. Several years ago, Goodwill Denver made the transition from working with an outside grants contractor to creating an in-house position for grants administration. While it may not make sense for every single organization, here’s why it made sense for us and why doing the same might work in favor of your nonprofit:
Obviously, creating a new position isn’t always feasible for very small nonprofits, but in Goodwill Denver’s experience, it is definitely something that is worth working toward. It’s important to remember that there are thousands of foundations out there who genuinely want to help fund organizations like yours. You just need to have the tools and the know-how to go out there and secure them, and creating any sort of in-house grants position is a giant step in the right direction.
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