Posted tagged ‘charitable trusts & foundations’

Communitybuilders and money-laundering

February 16, 2011

Now I’m not in favour of money laundering.  Indeed it’s fair to say I’m against it.  Therefore, I suppose, I’m in favour of steps which mitigate against money laundering.  However Communitybuilders really truly do go a step too far.  Several steps too far.  Many many many steps too far. (more…)

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Ten Steps to the Perfect Funding Bid: step 6

June 20, 2010

Demonstrate Your Track Record: 

As well as having a superb project that exactly hits the priorities of your chosen funder, any charitable trust or foundation needs to feel confident that your organisation is robust and that you have the capability to successfully manage the project you are proposing.

Spell out that your organisation is robust, has delivered a range of projects successfully before, and has managed budgets of a similar size.  List a few specific projects that have worked well.   If this is a larger project than you have managed before, use other ways of demonstrating that you have the skills – you might have a Trustee with a financial background, or a member of staff who managed large projects in their previous job, or a Trustee who works for a larger organisation and manages large budgets, for example.   (more…)

Ten Steps to the Perfect Funding Bid: step 4

December 22, 2009

RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE THE NEED:

Many application forms will ask a question like “How do you know there’s a need for your project?”  It’s no good to state that it’s a project you’ve been wanting to do for ages, or that one of your Trustees is really keen.  Getting this answer wrong is one of the quickest ways to ensure your bid ends up in the waste-paper bin!      (more…)