Developing your grant readiness and program implementation capacity is essential to your organization’s impact. Consultants like Via Evaluation are able to assist your organization in becoming grant ready and are beneficial for preparing complex, time-intensive, highly-competitive grants, such as those from the state and federal government, as well as those from large foundations. However, for many small foundation grants, it is often more cost- and time-efficient for organizations to write them internally. With training and practice, internal grant writing – as part of overall, proactive grants development – can absolutely be within reach of your organization.
Learning from others in the field is an excellent way to build a knowledge base about grants development. A great resource is the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), which has over 75 webinars available to its members, and which also presents an annual conference. Via Evaluation’s Grant Writing Team will be attending the GPA annual conference in St. Louis this November. Look for post-conference news and updates here by the end of November.