Welcome to our Lord & Associates' Blog called
"If You Can See(d) It - You Can Do It"
It's a play on the words 'see' and 'seed.' As most of our work is centered around both understanding what the organizations we work with see for themselves, their communities, and their futures, and then finding ways to bring in the (seed) funding to make those visions a reality.
Funding Maps We call the first step in the fundraising process creating a "Funding Map" - it's a service we can provide for Tribes, Native Nonprofits & Nonprofits.
A Funding Map provides direction on how to find the 'low-hanging fruit' types of funding that might be otherwise be missed and that can be most easily leveraged from current activities and funding awards you already in place.
Demystifying Terms & Conditions Every profession - including fundraising and grants/proposal and business planning, or financing, or program planning - has their own 'special lingo' that folks get used to using. Yet this same lingo can mystify otherwise straightforward processes for everyday folks too. So in order to help 'demystify' getting the funding people need for worthwhile projects we'll be posting "Word of the Day" entries here from time to time to help clarify and educate upon best practices in fundraising, grant seeking, proposal writing and so forth.
See(d) you next time!