Over-reliance on federal funding is risky. One federal grant can fund your entire research, however, lose your grant and all of your research money is gone. This makes the need for diversifying your funding sources with foundation and private grants essential to your success.
Consider this: In 2016 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $4.6 billion towards research support, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute gave $663 million, while the Simons Foundation gave $231.7 million, and these are just a few.
Though it is not expected that private granting sources will surpass federal sources anytime soon, considering the drawbacks in federal funding, foundation funding is an attractive alternative you should not ignore. But what is the best method for initiating a foundation funding request?
It all starts with a phone call. Making phone contact with the appropriate foundation program officer is important, however, the PI's ability to clearly and succinctly state the problem the research addresses, the work that will be done, and the result of the completed research during this call are key. That's where funding relationship expert, John Greenhoe, MA, CFRE, can help.
On Tuesday, August 28th at 1 pm ET, during his live 60-minute online training, John will illustrate best practices you can use to initiate a more successful foundation funding request through an assertive phone conversation.By attending this 60-minute online training, you’ll gain access to the following strategies:
- How to prepare for your phone call to improve results
- Learn how to speak comfortably during your call, even if you’re nervous
- Clearly and succinctly convey your research mission
- Determine the best person to call for the best outcome
- Engage Program Officers by developing key talking points before you pick up the phone
- Quickly and effectively gain the confidence of the Program Officer
- Make a successful follow-up phone call that seals the deal
- And much more...
Who should attend: This online training will be effective for PIs who are interested in strengthening relationships with foundation funders. While
Foundation funding can make all the difference in the future of your research. With the right communication tools, you can have a piece of this billion-dollar pie.
You can register for this online training session online. If the live date of August 28th is not convenient, the training will be recorded, and available to you online. Simply choose the downloadable version when you sign up. So, don’t wait, register today.
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Meet Your Expert: John Greenhoe, CFRE
Mr. John Greenhoe, CFRE has more than 25 years of experience in building relationships with funding entities. He currently serves as Senior Director of Major Gifts at Western Michigan University and previously spent a number of years as Director of Foundation Relationships at WMU.
In the latter role, he successfully secured commitments ranging between $5,000 and more the $2 million from a variety of small and large private foundations. He has taught fundraising relationship building workshops all over the world, with locations including Europe, Africa, New Zealand and South America. John is the author of "Opening the Door to Major Gifts: Mastering the Discovery Call," a former Amazon.com bestseller.
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