While there is no perfect formula to grant seeking success, there are key best practices to follow that will guide you in creating a successful grant seeking strategy. Following the best practices of grant seeking: the 3 R’s (Research, Relationships, and wRiting) will lead to higher grant dollars awarded for your organization.
Why this order? Why all the time? Why for both renewal and new grant makers you are interested in? Trying to shortcut any one of the steps will lead to an unbalanced approach where you are not giving enough attention to key aspects of your strategy. If you always follow the 3 R’s of Grant Seeking, you will create strong funding partnerships and relationships for your organization ultimately leading to increased grant revenue.