Do you want to know what strengthens fundraising and development efforts?
Knowing your organization’s infrastructure.
Why should you think about building infrastructure when you are fundraising or engaged in development?
We have seen organizations with a firm grasp on their organizational infrastructure needs fare considerably better than organizations that are unaware. In this Fast Build Friday episode, Nic gives you 3 reasons as to why you need to pay critical attention to your infrastructure if you want to secure funding, based on her time as counsel with a fundraising nonprofit and global funders and her work as an advisor to nonprofit organizations globally. You can watch Episode 4 here:
In our third “Fast Build Friday” episode, Nic addressed the four guiding principles for creating a rapid response grant process.
We do not advocate creating a rapid response grant process unless we are in an emergency or crisis situation where lives are at risk. The concern is not about getting money to organizations and individuals quickly; that outcome is the best part.
The concern is that it was not being done in the first place within the standard grant process and now an entirely new process is created to supplement a slow-moving process. Still, creating a rapid response grant process can make sense.
The key is to design it well. Nic has learned these four principles from years of designing grant processes to move funding quickly throughout different parts of the globe (and 6 continents) and she shares her expertise in this episode.
Welcome back to “Fast Build Friday”, a web series where we will build what you know about infrastructure design in the nonprofit sector.
We know many funders are converting project support grants to general support grants as a result of the pandemic. In the second episode of “Fast Build Friday”, Nic discussed the top 5 things to know before converting project support grants to general support grants. Nic has worked on these conversions over the years and these are the biggest things to watch out for!
We would love to hear of your experiences with converting project support to general support or what you have been seeing in the sector. Check out the video below.
Welcome to “Fast Build Fridays,” a web series where we will build what you know about infrastructure design in the nonprofit sector.
Nic made our first “Fast Build Friday” video about general support funding as a 2020 trend for the nonprofit sector. We did not want general support funding to be a 2020 trend, and this video explains why.
We would love to know your thoughts and what infrastructure trends you are noticing in the sector. You can view the video below: