Prospect Research: How to Find Funding

Thursday, December 7, 2023



Fundraising is largely about approaching the right funders at the right time with the right proposal.

Organizations need a strong pipeline of funding prospects coupled with concrete cultivation strategies to turn prospect research into the dollars that will allow you to achieve your larger organizational goals.

At Elevate, many of our client teams build grant programs from the ground up – from initial prospect research to writing the first proposal. Now, we want to share our tricks of the trade. We will discuss where to start, the resources you will need, and how to build a sustainable pipeline over time.

In this FREE 90-minute training, you will:

- Learn what types of funding are right for your organization and programs
- Build your toolkit of research resources and strategies to find the highest priority prospects first;
- Develop a cultivation strategy for your organization; and
- Learn about tools for tracking prospects and funder relationships over time.

How to Write Your First Grant

Coming Early 2024!

You’ve been tasked with writing your first grant proposal for your organization, and you have no idea where to start.

What information goes in which section? Are you using enough data? How much money should you ask for?

If you’re new to grant writing, the process can seem convoluted, overwhelming, and stressful. We know the feeling! At Elevate we’ve worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to win millions of dollars for their programs, and we’ve learned a thing or two about what constitutes a winning grant (and the mistakes to avoid).

In this FREE 90-minute webinar, we’ll walk you through basic do’s and don’ts to help you write your first grant with confidence. By the end of this webinar, you’ll understand:

  • The different types of grants you can apply for, and the pros and cons of each;
  • The anatomy of a grant proposal, and what information to include in each section;
  • How to tell a compelling story in your proposal that gets funders’ attention; and
  • The #1 thing most new grant writers forget to do before they submit a grant.

This free training is ideal for anyone new to fundraising and grant writing for nonprofits. It’s also helpful for grant writing professionals looking for a refresher, volunteer grant reviewers, anyone interested in exploring a career in grant writing, and those interested in learning a marketable fundraising skill.

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How to Build Your Grants Program

Coming Early 2024!

For many nonprofits, grant writing is a critical piece of a larger fundraising strategy. But if your organization is new to grant writing, building a strong grants program can feel like an overwhelming task.

Join us for this FREE 90-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including:

  • How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization;
  • The pillars of a strong grants program;
  • Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and
  • The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly