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Finding & Securing Funding: Sustaining Your Success. OACHE Winter Retreat 02.19.09 Dr. Pollyanne S. Frantz Development Consultant Appalachian Higher Education Network Appalachian Regional Commission. Today’s agenda:. Funding opportunity databases Awards information

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finding securing funding sustaining your success

Finding & Securing Funding: Sustaining Your Success

OACHE Winter Retreat 02.19.09

Dr. Pollyanne S. Frantz

Development Consultant

Appalachian Higher Education Network

Appalachian Regional Commission

today s agenda
Today’s agenda:
  • Funding opportunity databases
  • Awards information
  • Electronic publications
  • Hands-on searching practice
  • Letters of inquiry overview
  • Hands-on LOI writing practice
  • Information sharing: what we plan to do
funding opportunity databases
Funding opportunity databases
  • Broadest in scope (includes federal/state/private funders):
    • Community of Science (subscription)
    • Sponsored Programs Information Network (subscription)
    • GrantsNet (free)
    • FundSource (free)
  • Federal funding only:
    • Grants.gov
    • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
  • Private funders (foundations) only:
    • Foundation Directory Online (subscription)
    • Foundation Center’s Foundation Finder (free)
    • Foundation Center’s 990PF (free)
  • Other valuable resources:
    • Appalachian Regional Commission (free)
    • GuideStar (free & subscription)
looking at awards made
Looking at awards made
  • Agency databases: NSF, NIH, DoED
  • Agency web sites: NEH, NEA
  • Research.gov
  • Individual foundation web sites
  • Foundation Center
    • Foundation Finder & 990 Finder (FREE)
selected electronic publications
Selected Electronic Publications
  • Agency-specific:
    • MyNSF (National Science Foundation)
    • EDInfo. (U.S. Dept. of Education)
    • NIH TOC (National Institutes of Health)
    • NEH Connect! (National Endowment for the Humanities)
  • RFP Bulletin (Foundation Center)
  • Grants.gov email notification subscription (federal)
  • Rural Assistance Center Health Update (mix)
  • GrantsNet Funding News (RSS format)
searching strategies
Searching Strategies
  • Define your project & create a list of related keywords & terms
  • Think broadly on initial searches
  • Refine & limit searches based on initial results
  • Use different keywords & phrases in search results to launch additional searches
  • Don’t rely on just one database
learning more about the funder
Learning more about the funder
  • People
  • Areas of interest
  • Giving trends (awards history)
  • Giving amounts
  • Method of approach
interpreting guidelines part 1
Interpreting Guidelines Part 1
  • Read (and re-read) guidelines:
    • Are you eligible?
    • What will be funded?
    • What is the agency really looking to fund?
    • What is the format?
    • What information is required?
    • Are these the most current guidelines?
    • When is the deadline?
    • How many awards will be made?
interpreting guidelines part 2
Interpreting Guidelines Part 2
  • Pay close attention to:
    • Words
    • Concepts
    • Phrasing
    • Themes
    • Review criteria
  • Further sleuthing includes:
    • Perusing agency’s web site for additional information
    • Searching awards databases
    • Talking to program officers
    • Talking to funded and unfunded PIs
the look into your head heart for answers questions
The “look into your head & heart for answers” questions:
  • Do we want to do this?
  • Can we do it?
  • Can we compete?
the letter of inquiry
The Letter of Inquiry

The first step toward

cultivating a relationship

with a funder.

what it should be
What it should be
  • Brief & written with clarity
  • A description of you & why you are seeking funding
  • Evident that you have researched the funder and its priorities
  • In compliance with formatting requirements specified by funder
what it should look like
What it should look like
  • Printed on finest quality stationery
  • Board members’ names listed on left
  • Proper formatting & length
  • Appropriate use of
    • Headings
    • Bullets
    • Page numbers
    • White space
the 10 elements of content
The 10 elements of content
  • Title
  • Project overview
  • Statement of problem
the 10 elements of content1
The 10 elements of content
  • Project aims & objectives
  • Target population
  • Experience & qualifications
  • Evaluation plan
the 10 elements of content2
The 10 elements of content
  • Support from other sources & sustainability plan
  • Budget
  • Letter author’s contact information
how it should read
How it should read
  • Opening paragraph
  • Project overview
  • Statement of problem
  • Project aims and objectives
  • Target population
  • Experience & qualifications
  • Evaluation plan
  • Support from other sources
  • Sustainability plan
  • Budget
  • Closing paragraph with contact information
the timeline what happens next
The timeline: what happens next?
  • Don’t pester funder for response – allow time for review
  • Status update:
      • Approved
      • Rejected
      • More information requested:
  • Regardless of outcome, write thank you letter
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