Posted tagged ‘Constitution’

Ten Steps to the Perfect Funding Bid: step 1

November 27, 2009

Step 1.  CHECK YOUR CONSTITUTION AND YOUR CHARITABLE REMIT

Do NOT miss out this essential step!   It sounds obvious, but enormous numbers of funding bids go in without anyone noticing that the organisation has gradually (often over several years) drifted away from its original purpose.   This drift might be for the best reasons, such as meeting the changing needs of the user-group, or for less good reasons such as “chasing the funding”.    But it is frighteningly common that a funding proposal is submitted which is OUTSIDE the organisation’s charitable remit or geographical area of benefit.      (more…)

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