I helped write my very first grant in 2010. As if it wasn’t daunting enough, this was a public grant (County funding) meaning there was a lot of narrative required, a slew of forms and budget information, and very specific requirement surrounding, font, font size, margins, etc. Since then, I have seen it all. 10+ years into my nonprofit grant writing experience and I continue to feel disheartened that some funders are continuing, time and time again, to miss the mark with their application process.
An online presence is required in today’s day and age; if your organization does not have a website you are one step behind in the race. Having a good website provides a huge increase in the credibility your organization portrays. Studies have shown that consumers often question the legitimacy of a business if it lacks a website. An organization’s website will provide a strong impression, showcase expertise and display the successes of the solutions the organization offers. A website can answer questions and be an advocate for your mission all day, every day – a website does not take a day off.