Optimization for grantmakers

Grantmaker/Funder Training Partnerships

As a consultant, Ascend NBS aids grantmakers in offering capacity-building services for their grantees and partners.

We offer a variety of webinars, in-person and virtual workshops, and staff and board training as a way to share best practices and build the capacity of grant-seeking organizations. Topics include Organization and Grant Readiness, Grant Research, Grant Writing, Understanding Your Ecosystem, Collaboration and Partnerships for Newly Established Nonprofits’, Collaboration Models to Reduce Expenses and Increase Profit and Impact, Diversified Funding, Grantmaker/Funder Relationships, Systematizing Grant Departments for Efficiency, Best Practices in Hiring Grant Department Staff, What Happens After You Hit Submit: Understanding the Grant Review Process, Grant Project Budgets and Budget Narratives, Holistic Programming for Maximum Impact, Data & Metrics: Evaluation, Collection & Use, and Story-telling with Numbers and Narrative.

Small Business Grants are a crucial part of our training, especially for smaller organizations seeking new funding opportunities. We also guide organizations through the process of grant research, helping them find relevant business grants that align with their goals.

Each of our grantmaker engagements is tailored to the goals of the grantmaking organization and the unique relationships they have with their grantees and other partners. Ascend NBS develops and delivers on-site, in-person, virtual, on-demand, and web-based instructor-led training services via short (one hour, half day, full-day, 2-3 days, etc.) and longer courses (six and eight weeks) to individuals and small and large groups. Our courses are designed to help grant-seeking organizations, including those applying for small business grants, to increase their chances of success.

Grant Application & Portal Review Services for Funders/Grantmakers:

Ascend NBS extends our specialized Grant Application & Portal Review services to funders and grantmakers. Recognizing the importance of efficient and equitable grant administration, we offer our expertise to enhance your application and portal processes. Our experienced team meticulously assesses your grant applications for equity and ease of use. We also evaluate your online grant portals, providing valuable feedback and recommendations for streamlining the application process and enhancing the applicant’s experience. By partnering with Ascend NBS, you can optimize your grant administration procedures, making it easier for applicants to access your funding opportunities and furthering your impactful grantmaking mission.

With our expertise, we can assist in conducting comprehensive grant research to identify new business grants that may be suitable for your organization. Our services are designed to help you navigate the complex landscape of grant funding, ensuring that your grant applications have the best possible chance of success.

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