Keep Track of Charity Funders’ Funding Cycles For Campaign Success

Keep Track of Charity Funders’ Funding Cycles For Campaign Success

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Have you ever wondered why it seems like some charities secure more grants than others?

Maybe it’s their ability to write fantastic grant applications, or the countless hours they spend searching for the perfect grant funding opportunity

Alternatively, what if this charity just knows more about the foundation whose grant they’re applying for.

In most cases, that’s exactly what it takes! By using all of the useful data and resources at hand, your charity can easily keep track of a foundation’s funding patterns to set your campaign up for success. Here’s what you need to know about funding cycles.

 

What is a charity funders’ funding cycle?

A charity funder’s funding cycle, or foundationi funding cycle, is the process by which a foundation plans, launches and awards grants.

This cycle highlights key elements that can help charities understand how often grants are awarded by that foundation, when funding is awarded and more.

 

How keeping track of funding cycles sets your campaign for success

We receive a ton of questions about charity funding, grant applications and best practices for building relationships with foundations.

These questions are often along the lines of “When is the best time of year to apply to a foundation?” and “How long does it take to get a grant from the time I apply?”, both of which greatly vary for each foundation.

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But believe it or not, that’s a good thing! If you know the foundation’s name, you can search for their profile on the Grant Advance grant search engine, and get a precise answer to each of these questions.

On our platform, each foundation has its own profile page which showcases their grant awarding history, where they provide their funding and to which sectors they provide their funding.

With this useful foundation data, you’ll now be able to better plan your fundraising campaigns to meet the past requirements of the foundation’s giving patterns.

 

See how finding foundation data is easy with Grant Advance

Did you know that there is more than $7 billion in charity funding distributed to charities by Canadian foundations every year?ii

How would you like to have even just a small slice of that pie to fund your cause?

By choosing Grant Advance as your partner in charity funding, you unlock access to our grant search engine, grant secretary, and more.

Plus, we’re always just one call, or one message away. Our consultants are always there to help if you have questions about our platform or if you need help with your fundraising campaign.

There’s a lot to know about managing a successful fundraising campaign and we want to help you achieve this with the gold standard of foundation research and best practices.

Ready to get started with Grant Advance? Schedule your Complimentary (Grant/Funding) Research Session with one of our consultants today!

(i) https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadian-foundations

(ii) https://pfc.ca/resources/canadian-foundation-facts/