If you think about a grant as an investment by a foundation or government body, it’s easy to understand why that entity would want to know more about your nonprofit’s qualifications. Any investor wants to know that their investment is secure, that their money is in good hands.
You can prove this in a grant application by speaking to your organization’s credibility, meaning you’re outlining the ways in which your organization is equipped for and capable of solving the problems you’ve laid out in your proposal’s needs statement.
You should consider including the following in this section:
- Information about past accomplishments, awards, and milestones
- Track record with other grantors
- Information about board members and key staff’s skills and experience
- Success in meeting past performance measures such as goals, objectives, outcomes, and outputs
How else can you improve your organization’s chances at getting grants? Visit our blog entry on “How to build a successful grant writing program.”