It can be difficult to get an organization off the ground.
For-profits and not-for-profits face a lot of the same hurdles – funding and
participation are two of the biggest. Funding can come from private sources,
such as investors or donations, or from programs or grants. If an organization
takes the grant route, it is all about how well the proposal is written and
knowing what is available to your organization. MRodgers is a sometime writer
for BR and she created a blog where she listed many of these wonderful
Some of these grants go to benefit children, others to odd
things like gardening programs or boating safety programs. There are grants for
schools and libraries and museums. Some of the grants have quickly approaching
deadlines while others are more open-ended. Whatever your organization, check
out MRodgers’ blog and see if there is an opportunity out there for you.