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The “Sustainability Question”: What to do after the grant funding runs out

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Many grant applications ask a “sustainability question”, which often looks like this: “How will you continue the program after the grant funding ends?”

The sustainability question is a stumbling block for many grant professionals. Federal and state government grants, as well as foundation and corporate grants all ask a sustainability question in one form or another. But how will you sustain your program and keep up the positive impact on your community?

In this on-demand webinar you will:

  • Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that grant writers experience when addressing sustainability;
  • Understand what funders are REALLY asking with the “sustainability question”;
  • Receive specific solutions and examples for your next grant proposal (and for truly sustaining your important work!).

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About the Author

Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S. is Owner and CEO of Grants4Good LLC®, a grant consulting company that specializes in online training and grant strategy, and has over 20 years of nonprofit management and grants experience. She holds the GPC certification from the nationally-accredited Grant Professional Certification Institute. Margit has written and received over 8 million in grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent foundation that issued over one million in grants annually. Having spent several years in grant seeking and writing, followed by leading a private foundation, Margit wanted to put her skills to use helping organizations to better understand and navigate the philanthropic community. Margit’s interests include working with organizations to help them develop a sustainable and manageable grant seeking plan that ensures their long-term operational and programmatic success. Margit is a published national journal author and frequent speaker on all aspects of grant writing. Grants4Good LLC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and New York Empire State Development, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association.

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