Thanking Funders is Key to Retaining Them

  • November 16, 2023

To retain funders as long-term partners, it’s important to thank them for their contribution and treat them as stakeholders. Personalize the thank you note, send it within a week of receiving the grant, share progress regularly, and involve them in important strategic decisions. This will show that you value and appreciate their support, leading to a positive and lasting relationship. πŸ™

Reach out to funders before applying for a specific opportunity

  • November 9, 2023

Building a relationship with the program officer is a key strategy for small business owners applying for federal grant funding. Personalize your approach, ask thoughtful questions, and be persistent but not pushy to increase your chances of success! ☎️ πŸ“ž πŸ’»

NSF extends SBIR submission window

  • November 3, 2023

The current SBIR/STTR Phase I solicitation submission window end date has been extended to 5:00 PM submitter’s local time on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Stay tuned for new SBIR/STTR submission opportunities.

What is the relationship between AI and grant writing?

  • October 20, 2023

The emergence of several tools promising to create grant proposals using AI and little human intervention has some applicants wondering if this is a viable solution. Here is our take on the relationship between grant writing and AI. πŸ–₯ 🧠 ✍️

Be prepared to answer these 9 questions in your grant applications

  • October 10, 2023

When applying for federal grants, it’s important to be prepared to answer questions about how your business aligns with the values and priorities of the funding organization, the potential risks and challenges associated with your project, your short and long-term goals, your team’s experience and expertise, the impact your project will have on the community, your business’s mission and budget, metrics you will use to measure success, and your personal story as the founder. πŸ“ πŸ’΄ πŸ“•