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Top 10 Tips for Grant Funding Resources:

Making Sure Your Nonprofit is Grant Ready


grant funding resourcesIn today’s world of nonprofit grant funding, competition is stiff. Overall, available grant funding has greatly diminished and organizations must use every accessible resource to their advantage.  A grant writing service can assist you in obtaining grants and ultimately grant funding, but you must do everything in your power to adequately prepare.  Melanie M. Swift, MNM, Director of Nonprofit Services for CharityNet USA, has prepared a list of the top 10 things your nonprofit must have well established prior to the commencement of a grant funding campaign.

Mission– Know your mission in and out. Be prepared to describe your organization’s specific mission and know how you work each day to fulfill that mission. Be sure your mission statement reflects grant funding resources 2your purpose, your unique method of delivery, and your organization’s core values.

History– What inspired your organization’s founding? What have been the major milestones since? Has your organization received any recognition for its efforts? Be able to provide success stories to demonstrate your capabilities.

grant funding resourcesFunding– How have you sustained your organization thus far? Who are your major contributors? How do you fundraise? It is extremely important to funders that potential grant funding recipients be able to demonstrate past fiduciary responsibility.

Need– Can you show that there is really a significant need for your organization’s programs within thegrant funding resources

community you serve? Research statistical data on the problem you address as well as the degree of other efforts being made to combat the same problem.

Governing Capabilities– Are you able to promote members of your board or staff as responsible, knowledgeable, nonprofit professionals? Be prepared to describe their education and experience. Convince me that they are competent leaders.

Objectives– Know the difference between a goal and an objective.  You must be able to provide targeted, measurable objectives! Identify objectives that are realistic and attainable, which is a necessity in order to receive grant funding.

grant funding resourcesMethods– Do you really know, step-by-step, how you will meet your objectives? Are you aware of everything and everyone that will be involved, down to the smallest detail? It is essential that the questions of Who-What-When-Why-How be answered for each proposed activity.

Evaluation– How will you evaluate the success of your proposed project? Take the time to develop a scientific plan for evaluation that describes who will be involved, at what intervals, and what costs will be incurred.

Sustainability– You must think past the grant award period. Exactly how will you continue to fund this project once the grant funding runs out? Funders seek out projects that will exist into perpetuity.grant funding resources


Budget– Learn to develop a precise line item budget. Know the difference between an operating budget and a project budget, and learn how to allocate your administrative costs within each program. This activity requires significant board involvement.

Our Director of Nonprofit Services, Melanie Swift, has laid out the steps involved in the strategic preparation for undertaking a grant campaign, so you’re prepared for the legwork that goes into getting grant funding in this blog. Now learn the importance of a clarified mission and vision, an existing tax exemption, a strategic plan, a qualified Board, and a unique method for service delivery. In addition, discover the power of forthright financial information. Howard Walker has been a Federal Grant Grader for the U.S. Government and continues to consult with them annually.  Howard will give you real world insight into the preparation and mindset needed to apply for and win a grant in today’s economic environment.grant funding resources


Howard Walker, Nonprofit Consultant for CharityNet USA, will be conducting a FREE Webinar: “Making Sure Your Nonprofit is Grant Ready” Wednesday, August 8th, 2012.

Join us for a webinar on making sure your nonprofit is “grant ready”. If you are you getting ready to apply for a grant, or even thinking about it, then you can’t miss this opportunity to learn more about grant funding.

If you would like more information on the full range of services offered to set up and service a charity, foundation or church please contact CharityNetUSA by visiting www.CharityNetUSA.com or by calling 407.857.9002.  Please follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to receive free daily tips and tricks as well as notification of our FREE Award Winning Webinar series!

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    • October 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

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      Mavis Sarpong Shipping. would like to develop distant long line fishery and processing off the coast of Ghana, West Africa. We have researched deeply to prepare a feasibility report for Long Line Tuna Fishing and Food Processing for local and export market with particular reference to international fresh fish market. The other tuna species and varieties will be used for tuna loins, canned tuna and tuna waste. It is of great importance to note that Ghanaian waters are full of species such as Big Eye, Blue Fin, skipjack and yellowfin tuna. Sword Fish and Mackerel are also available in our waters.

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      We have been working to implement Marine Resource Development Project in Ghana. This project is based on research findings by the UN, US, Japan and in conjunction with the Government of Ghana. We are currently at the funding stage. In summary, we need a resourceful to lead our effort in find a funding, investor or Joint Venture Ship to develop distant water fishery and food processing off the coast of Ghana.

      MSS, is a Virginia based Export and Import company with operations in Ghana. Owned and operated by Mr. Agyemang Sarpong, who is a former United States Merchant marine.
      [ MSS ] engaged in the distribution and sale of high quality fishing gears, agricultural products, materials and equipment supplies, presently establishing international business and possessing 25,100 square feet of warehouse and distribution space which is located in Ghana Accra/West Africa.
      The organisation will also take advantage and develop relations with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States) countries.

      The Vision
      The organisation is to expand its operational portfolio to include particular Long-Line Fishing and Food Processing. It has been determined that the better return on investment and the greatest long term economic reward will be achieved in Ghana and United States of America by means of the long line type of vessel(s) specifically suited to target the high-value big eye and yellow fin tuna, for which the demand is high in the US and European markets.

      Based on recent studies by the Government of Ghana, Japan, the US, in conjunction with the United Nations, there are abundant quantities of Big eye, Skip jack, and Yellow fin Tuna in Ghanaian territorial Waters, which are under exploited as well as significant stocks of other commercially viable marine resources.


      -Reduce poverty

      -Create jobs

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      -Earn foreign exchange

      -Eat healthy food (protein)

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      I’ve learned that being given the freedom to think and think openly helps bring in new ideas. So in community, like in an African-American communities, I think younger generations and both the old and the young should freely share ideas and break those old barriers.

      “So I believe that with some determination and some hard work most of the younger generation can get whatever they want to.”

      Thanks for your usual co-operation

      Agyemang Sarpong
      Mavis Sarpong Shipping
      7202 Groveton Garden Rd
      Alexandria VA 22306
      Cell (571)315-2048
      Web Coming soon

      175 Darkuman Main Road, Nyamekye
      P.O.Box, DS1963
      Tel +233-244-121538
      Fax +233- 21-317376
      Email: seensshipping@yahoo.com

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