The Individual’s Guide to Grants by Judith B. Margolin (auth.)

By Judith B. Margolin (auth.)

This e-book is a piece of judgment of right and wrong. it's the made of a long-standing feeling of legal responsibility on my half to write down anything helpful for a distinct crew of individuals to that you most likely belong-individuals who search supplies. In my years as Director of the recent York library of the root middle, * every day I encountered numbers of people glance­ ing for furnish funds. even if i attempted to be as supportive as attainable, within the face of the actual difficulties shared by way of this staff of library clients, my very own response used to be one in all relative helplessness. easily said, many of the fund-raising courses, published directories, and laptop records purport­ edly created to serve the fund-raising public are of very little use to people who search investment on their lonesome. those assets are directed *The beginning middle is the self sustaining, nonprofit association demonstrated through foun­ dations to supply details for the grant-seeking public. vii viii I PREFACE towards the nonprofit, tax-exempt organisation, that is the commonest recipient of starting place, company, and executive largess. they aren't designed to reply to the targeted specifications of the person supply seeker. within the applicant eligibility index, the Catalog of Federal family suggestions defines members as "homeowners, scholars, farmers, artists, scientists, shoppers, small-business individuals, minors, refugees, extraterrestrial beings, veterans, senior electorate, low-income people, health and wellbeing and academic pros, developers, contractors, builders, handicapped folks, the bodily afflicted." in brief, essentially every person qualifies.

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Although you stand to lose some time for working on the development of your own grant idea, the experience and contacts gained may prove invaluable to you and your career. NO MAN IS AN ISLAND I 33 Keep in mind that full-time employment need not be forever. Such an affiliation need be no longer than your brief relationship with a sponsor. The employer will probably want you to guarantee that you will stay with the organization for the duration of your own project or until funds run out. However, when your tenure is over, you can go on to other projects.

Approach the traditional nonprofit organizations in your own locale. Depending on the situation, you might call on local hospitals, churches, public television and radio stations, civic groups, YM and YWCAs, historical societies, and even such groups as the United Way. To make optimal use of each personal contact, be sure to ask for further referrals. Along with this local search for a sponsor, you should also conduct a detailed search in your subject area by thoroughly investigating your own field.

For those that do, nonetheless, this is another possibility for the grant seeker. It serves as an alternative to seeking institutional affiliation and sponsorship. The concept of forming an organization is one of establishing a coalition to create funding opportunities where none may have previously existed. You become, in effect, your own sponsor. Stated simply, if funders require institutional affiliation, you'll give them an affiliation, in the form of your own nonprofit tax-exempt institution.

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