Post to Discussion Board 6.1
Identify a need within your previously selected organization. This will be the topic of a mock proposal to a foundation. This idea should have a positive impact on your organization, and should cost somewhere between $2,000 and $75,000. This must be something that either isn’t currently being funded in your organization, or for which the funding is insufficient. Try to identify something that does not require ongoing funding (like a staff position). Many foundations won’t fund staff positions, as they don’t intend to provide ongoing funding. Possible examples include: Supplies for foster kids, a van for a program, a public relations campaign, updating computers, iPads for staff, training for staff/volunteers, tutors for teens, funds for summer activities for teens, new furniture in a shelter, etc. This idea cannot be an event. An event is a funding source, but is not a topic for a proposal to a foundation. Include the link to the organization’s website. This idea must be approved by the instructor through the Discussion Board before you can move on to future assignments, so please continue to check the Discussion Board.
(Use this organization)