2010 Insight Grants Available

2010 Insight Grants Available

Does the thought of making time or finding funding to map out your fundraising, membership, board development, strategy or communications plans put you over the edge with an already full workload? Need help implementing those plans? An Insight Grant from Freshwater Future will help you find the financial means, develop those important plans, and deliver better results in fewer hours. See what others had to say:

“The importance of the Insight Grants to the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance can’t be over stated. Like most groups, we are always busy and frequently put off capacity building to respond to the next crisis. The Insight Grants made us stop, take stock, and provided us with straightforward, hands on, and extremely helpful information and training. Our board spent several hours with a consultant who helped us get back on track with a strategy and provided us with a skilled communications consultant to get our message out. This was incredibly important to meeting our goals.” – Tracey Shafroth, Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

Insight Grants provide funding for scholarships toward Freshwater Future’s professional services in organizational development and strategy assistance. We offer services to build organizational capacity in the following strategic program areas:

  • Financial management, such as trainings on developing budgets, state and federal reporting, and accounting systems with proper checks and balances
  • Board development, such as trainings for board members on fundraising and utilizing board committees
  • Fundraising planning, such as development of fundraising plans, building membership programs, and major donor programs
  • Membership tracking, including database support, developing a membership strategy, establishing a calendar for renewals and appeals, assistance with letter development
  • Grant writing training
  • Strategy assistance for your organization’s key program issues, helping to identify next steps to keep your organization progressing towards success
  • Strategic planning
  • Media and Communications assistance

While there is no deadline for the 2010 Insight Grant applications, they are available on a “first come, first served basis” and are limited. Contact Cheryl Mendoza, Associate Director with Freshwater Future at 231- 571-5001 or cheryl@freshwaterfuture.org to discuss how an Insight Grant can guide your organization to greater productivity. To see the full RFP and application, go to: www.freshwaterfuture.org/grant-programs/ request-for-proposals.html and look under “Funding Programs without Deadlines.”



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