Keeping the Funder Informed
Remember when you prepared your program budget and you mentioned all the other sources you were approaching as well? Keeping prospective funders up to date on which of these other grantmakers has awarded a grant to your program or has declined your request at this time is always recommended. As new grant requests are submitted, you again want to notify all foundations that are currently considering your program that you are approaching additional funders. Refer back to each individual funder’s guidelines to be sure you are honoring any requests that that funder has made regarding being open to phone calls and e-mail communication during the review process.