How do you know if your nonprofit is ready to apply for grants?
It's official! Your organization received notice that you are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Congratulations! You're ready to impact change in your community and the world. You're probably considering ways to fund your programs, staffing, and resources. Grants are an excellent resource for helping finance your mission — after all, who doesn't like "free" money? Hold on just a sec. There's a critical piece of information you need to be clear about: grants should not be your first line of funding for your nonprofit.