Hiding in Plain Sight: Fundraising Opportunities Are Everywhere
- What is an example of a risky grant the foundation has made, and what made it riskier than others?
- How much influence does staff have in the grant committee outcome?
- Of those full proposals invited from a letter of inquiry, what percentage is typically approved?
Of course, it is also well-advised to develop rapport with the program officer as well in situations like this. A simple question like, “Where did you work before this current position?” can reveal much about his or her interests and priorities, as well as form the kernel of a relationship that may be called upon in the future.