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How to Find a Grant for Your Nonprofit's Website

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Website Redesign Guide for Nonprofits, Part 3

Finding a grant can be a great way to cover the costs associated with designing a website for your nonprofit. But the world of grant seeking can seem like a difficult space to get started in.

To make your grant search for a website easier, we have included a quick and simple way to find potential grant funders and lengthen your list of options when the time comes to start applying.

Outline your goals and how you plan to achieve them.

Before you do any grant seeking, it is important to have a solid idea of the scope of your intended project and what you are looking to accomplish. It will also be important to have a website design budget in mind before you get started.

This will help in a few ways:

 

  • You will be able to search for specific grantmakers interested in supporting your nonprofit’s focus areas.
  • You can quickly determine if you are eligible for a grant according to a particular grantmaker’s award guidelines.
  • You will have a clear picture of your intended outcomes and can make a better case for how a new website will benefit your organization – which will come in handy later during the grant writing process.

 

Once you do this, browsing the internet can be an easy way to get started. But you will soon find that there are too many options out there for you to review individually to determine if it is a viable option.

Instead...

Use grant-seeking programs.

Three common sites are:

1) Foundation Directory Online

2) GrantStation

3) GrantWatch

Once you have determined the intention of your project, you can use the sites above to help narrow down your search of grantmakers by subject, focus area, organizational backgrounds, and the types of grants awarded.

 

Sites like the ones mentioned above are subscription based, but can offer a free limited-version that will at least give you an idea of what is out there. If you aren’t able to pay for the subscription version, you can gather a list of possible funders on the free version and do some more in-depth research on your own.

 

Building up a list of potential grant funders is a great way to keep your options open and puts your goal of securing funding for a new website within reach.

Still searching?

 

Still having trouble finding that perfect grant to pay for your web redesign?

 

Download our free eBook where we provide additional tactics to use when looking to find a grant to pay for your web redesign.

Ebook: How to Find a Grant for Your Nonprofit’s Website

 

In the third ebook of our Website Redesign Guide for Nonprofits, we go over identifying grant funders to pay for your new website with more practical tips such as:

 

  • simple and effective ways to network and grow your list of grants to help fund your new website.
  • how to approach your grant seeking strategy.
  • helpful tools and tips to use when searching for grant funding.

 

Once you’ve found a grant to apply for, check out our post on some easy guidelines to follow when writing a grant.

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