you are with a nonprofit that's seeking foundation funding, you need to
understand that the foundations need you just as much as you need them.
Each foundation has a mission, and like any organization they need to
achieve their missions. But the foundation does not have programs and
operations - they depend on finding agencies such as yours through
which their mission can be achieved. If your agency's mission and
programs are taking you where the foundation needs to go, then the
foundation will be interested. If you can show that you are a
well-managed agency, able to manage funds, accomplish your objectives,
and produce objectively measurable results, then you will be a strong
candidate for the agency's funding. All that's left is the need to
create articulate documentation of all of this, in a form and manner
that's fully compliant with the foundation's requirements.
GrantSmiths was founded
by Dwight Arthur, who serves as principal proposal writer and
a proposal writer and project manager on Wall Street, Dwight obtained
of millions of dollars of project funding for projects related to
e-commerce payment systems, identity management and privacy.
is skilled at creation and execution of budgets that “tell the story”
is an articulate writer, expert at understanding and complying with
proposal submission requirements across a wide range of foundations,
corporations, educational and governmental entities.
structuring projects to include operational and financial metrics that
promote accountability and enable intelligent management and reporting
of results against expectations. He served as a champion for
introducing the CMMI methodology for
results management in a financial services context.
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