A lot of nonprofit organizations look at Foundations and Grant Makers as their fairy god mothers. They can really help but they can be really difficult to understand at times. Blue Avocado posted a great article to help nonprofits better understand grant makers and their affinity groups, Grantseeker’s Guide to Foundation Affinity Groups this week. Here are some of the areas covered:
Types of affinity groups
- Issue groups
- Identity-based groups
- Internationally focused affinity groups
- Professional development for foundation staff
- Conservative foundation associations
Is it worth a nonprofit’s time to research, understand, and engage affinity groups?
From challenging foundations to protecting foundations
Nonprofit strategies in the affinity world
- Learn their language
- Get to their conferences
- Affiliate if you can
- Learn what the market is funding now
The author Rick Cohen gives tremendous information and insight this is a great article for any nonprofit organization that wants to market to Foundations.