6 Steps to Increasing and Amplifying Your Grants’ Impact
Posted by WizeHive on October 18, 2017
Take a look at your organization’s mission statement. It’s gotta be somewhere -- probably on your website, or in pretty, cursive-style letters on the lobby wall. If you do a lot for your development team, you may be able to recite it by heart.No matter who you are -- whether you work for a foundation or a charity or a corporation or a school -- I will bet you your mission doesn’t include words like “raise funds” or “give grants” or even “help people.” No, your mission goes deep and talks about improving a community, fighting for social change, supporting those who cannot do it on their own, or advancing research or an entire industry. It talks about making a real and emotional impact.
Yet day-to-day, teams that exist to do these amazing and important things are bogged down with decidedly less lyrical tasks required to make that mission happen. They are sorting through paperwork, tracking down documents, answering emails, and cobbling together PowerPoints that try and show how they are “giving grants” or “helping people.” You know you are doing more. Show it.
By creating an impact tracking and sharing strategy you enable your team to gather, track, and communicate how you are truly delivering on that mission. You are showing relevance and results -- two items that can be cyclical and help continue the process for even greater impact. Here’s how.