Grant professionals are used to having to adapt to change even when there are plans in place. The current environment nonprofits find themselves in as a result of the coronavirus is another situation where we as grant professionals (and the grant teams we facilitate) need to adapt to change.
During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:
- How to communicate with grantmakers during times of crisis;
- How to engage and motivate your grant team even if working remotely for the first time;
- How to stay up to date on new types of grant opportunities available as response/stimulus funding; and
- You can also visit our upcoming webinars page to see examples of other webinars.
Yes, the impact of the stock market fluctuation may influence the size of grant budgets from private grantmakers in the future. Yet on the other hand, as seen in previous financial downturns or crises, it is likely that some foundation grantmakers will offer recovery grants and that government grantmakers will offer a variety of significant stimulus grants.
Grantmakers are already exhibiting some expected behaviors in response to large crises that nonprofits need to know about.
I have been working in the nonprofit field for more than 18 years, building nonprofit capacity as it relates to grant seeking. I have worked on staff at a grantmaking foundation, worked as the staff person managing grant seeking for a multi-million dollar statewide nonprofit, and led grant teams for clients in a wide range of sectors and communities. My team and I worked with clients in 2008 and 2009 not only to make it through the shifts in grantmaking that followed but to thrive in the following year with an increase in grant revenue.