Foundation + Corporate Fundraising

Foundations are a great source of funds, particularly since the mission of a foundation is to give away money. Information on foundations is readily available, and getting a foundation gift confers credibility on your organization. However, competition for foundation grants is intense, and it often takes six months from the submission of your proposal to get a decision.
Our experienced prospect researchers help you identify foundations whose areas of interest match the programs for which you seek support. Foundation fundraising is a form of major gift fundraising, because foundations are made up of people. Finding someone in your organization with a connection to a board member of the foundation is key. We can help you create a contact network to facilitate that process.
Once we have identified the foundation you wish to approach, our talented proposal writers will listen carefully, capturing the essence of your programs in language that is clear and persuasive. They will tell the stories that get noticed by foundation executives.
Our services include:
  • Researching foundations to find those whose areas of interest match your organization’s mission.
  • Creating contact networks to establish links between those foundations and your stakeholders.
  • Developing agendas for site visits by foundation representatives.
  • Writing winning proposals that demonstrate why your programs are a perfect fit for the foundations in question.
  • Drafting reports to foundations that have given your organization money to pave the way for grant renewal.
Deliverables include prospect research profiles, completed grant proposals, and reports to funders.

Corporations

Corporate fundraising, although similar in some ways to foundation fundraising, has several distinctly different characteristics. One is the motive for giving. Corporations give to fulfill social responsibility, of course, but they also give to increase their visibility and enhance their reputation, to increase sales and profitability, to accelerate growth and to achieve human resource management goals, like employee engagement.
Corporations give cash grants, but they also make in-kind contributions of material support, people power and facilities. Sometimes corporations believe in sponsorships, which involve money but also include promotion and publicity for the organization receiving the sponsorship.
Our experienced prospect researchers help you identify corporations whose areas of interest match the programs for which you seek support. Corporate fundraising is a form of major gift fundraising, because corporations are made up of people. Finding someone in your organization with a connection to a highly placed executive or board member of the corporation is key. We can help you create a contact network to facilitate that process.
Our accomplished proposal writers can craft proposals for the corporations we decide to approach. They know how to create winning proposals for cash, in-kind and sponsorship support.
Our services include:
  • Researching corporations to find those whose areas of interest match your organization’s mission.
  • Creating contact networks to establish links between those corporations and your stakeholders.
  • Developing agendas for site visits by corporate representatives.
  • Writing winning proposals that demonstrate why your programs are a perfect fit for the corporations in question.
  • Drafting reports to corporations that have given your organization money to pave the way for grant renewal.
Deliverables include prospect research profiles, completed proposals, and reports to funders.

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