Welcome to Day 3 of the Finding Funding Challenge!
Now that you have identified possible funding opportunities in Pivot or Foundation Directory Online (or both!), it's time to think about the proposal planning that will go into the funding announcements you found.
Proposal Planning Tips as We Begin the Day
Below is a sample proposal process, which illustrates the myriad steps one might take when searching for funding.
Your Challenge: Complete a Grant Writing Self Inventory!
With one of your potential funding opportunities in mind, spend 15 minutes completing this grant writing self inventory. Click on File, and Make a Copy (or Download), to create your own self inventory worksheet. Additionally, reflect on:
This self inventory will be influential as you work through a concept paper tomorrow, and consider your pitch to a program officer.
BONUS (Optional) Challenge: Take Your FOA Skills to the Next Level!
1. Look at one or both of these annotated funding opportunity announcements (FOA), and use them as a guide for reading through the FOAs you have found.
2. Next, take some notes.
You did it! You're halfway through the Finding Funding Challenge.
Tomorrow, we will begin writing the essential grant writing output: the concept paper. See you in the morning!
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