Yes, we go into details about how to attract grants in our Grant Slayer Academy. We give templates, tools, talking points, and more to help you based on our experience getting $7M+ in grants in under a year. This quick list will help you know some of the best strategies.
1. Become famous
Okay, I know that seems like a stretch if you're just getting started. Still, you can start by tooting your own horn. If you're doing great work, please make sure your elected officials know about it!
2. Get a fiscal sponsor
In the United States (and in many other places), a fiscal sponsor is a non-profit who shares their 501 status with an organization that doesn't have one. This can be helpful for organizations and small businesses who don't have 501 statuses but need to apply for a grant that requires one.
3. Give interviews
Your local radio station, your favorite podcasters, and even local journalists may want to know about you and what you do. Help them by doing interviews and sharing your talents with them.
4. Get certified
If you're a Black-owned, Brown-owned, woman-owned, LGBTQ+ owned, veterans-owned... you get the idea. If your business has a designation like this, get certified. It'll help with getting grants and bids. You may find that some opportunities prioritize certified organizations.