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Starting with a Needs Assessment

Any grant writer will tell you that every good project should start out with a needs assessment, and build from there.  The project leader should interview the community served, engage them in dialogue about what they need most, and build a program to fit those needs.

Of course, more often than not, a program is born from a flash of inspiration, followed by a lot of hard work that does fit a need in the community; even if is one that people were unaware of.

Against my own best advice, I have started Find Funding without consulting other grant writers about their need for a grant writing newsletter or regularly updated grant writing blog.  However, I had the flash of inspiration, and since I am not asking any one for funding, I am going to follow it.

I hope that you will come along for the ride.

About Katie

the editor of Find Funding. Her writing about grants & nonprofits has been published in Charity Channel's Grants & Foundation Review and NONPROFIT WORLD.

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