Grant Writing & Fund Development

Fountain Pen

"It is when you give of yourself that you truly give"

Kahlil Gibran

As a non-profit, you are probably familiar with the term grant writing.  Yet, grant writing is just one source of generating revenue for your organization.  The better term for this is fund development because this encompasses all potential areas to raise funds, such as donor cultivation, revenue-generating business or activity, events, and sponsorships.   Now the question to ponder, is your organization ready for fund development?  In addition to having a non-profit status, your organization also needs basic infrastructure in place to attract funders.  This includes:

Program | Services | Activities

  • It is very difficult to fund something that does not exist or is not active.  Funders want to know who you are serving and what you are doing.

Basic Infrastructure

  • Organization branded website and email address

  • Dedicated phone line (virtual is fine)

  • Social media platform(s) for social proof

Accounting | Finance Systems

  • Bank Account

  • Accounting Software

  • Budgets (Organizational/Program/Grant)

  • Financial Statements

    • Both audited and unaudited


Board Members

  • Active and accountable

If you believed that grants would be your sole source of income, then you have arrived at the right place.  Allow M.A.P.S. to guide you through the fund development process.