Communicating With Funders and Program Officers

Grantseekers are routinely advised to contact sponsors before formally proposing ideas, but most grantseekers would, in the words of proposal development specialist Michael J. Spires, “rather undergo a root canal without anesthesia than call a program officer.” Although people avoid contacting program officers, pre-proposal communication helps establish a relationship with the sponsor. In addition, the program officer’s immediate response to a project is a great predictor (although not guarantee) of success.
TOPIC

Fundraising

PROGRAM

Accelerator

Co-working Space

Ecosystem

Incubator

Investment Fund/ Vehicle

Maker Space

Pre-Incubator

SECTOR
No sector specified
TYPE
Article
LANGUAGE

English

AUTHOR
North Dakota State University
UPLOADED

November 20, 2020

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