By Maria Najlis, program associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since joining the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the question I have been asked most often by people who work for nonprofits is, “how can we connect with the Foundation and/or its donors?” It’s a great question and one I am always happy to provide answers to because we want to connect and learn about your nonprofit organizations as much as you want to connect with us.
Connect with us by creating/updating a profile and Common Grant Application. This is the vital first step to building an organization’s relationship with the Community Foundation. The profile and Common Grant Application help us to learn about nonprofits in our service area and to stay informed on issues faced in our communities and what is being done to address them. The information is also used to help keep our donors informed about organizations that may align with their funding interests. Creating a profile and Common Grant Application can also initiate informational meetings to learn even more about the great work being done in our region.
Have you already created a profile and Common Grant Application? Have you launched a new program or brought on new leadership? If so, be sure to update your profile. Tell us about your new and exciting changes and how your funding needs now differ as a result of those changes. Even if you haven’t made significant changes, profiles should be updated regularly as applications not updated within a year are purged from our system.
Tell us about your organization and your funding needs by clicking here to create or update your profile today!
Be sure to also look at our website to learn more about competitive grants you may be eligible for. Select deadlines coming up soon are listed below. Check here for complete list of deadlines.
Friday, March 2 – Atlanta AIDS Fund and Nonprofit Toolbox
Friday, March 9 – General Operation Support and Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
Note: This piece originally appeared in the Saporta Report.