The State of Grantseeking Report Spring 2012

The fourth semi-annual survey, conducted by PhilanTech and GrantStation, provides a snapshot of the state of grantseeking.  The 812 respondents ranged from volunteer-run grassroots organizations to large national nonprofits.  

Nonprofits continue to struggle with the economy and its effects on funding sources:
  • Most organizations applied for the same number or more grants, and increased efforts resulted in more grants for 31% of respondents, an improvement of 5% since the last survey;
  • The average size of grants increased from the same period last year;
  • Organizations that relied on professional grantwriters – either staff or consultants – had greater grantseeking success than those that relied on volunteers or board members;
  • Despite ongoing reductions in government grants and increased competition for all types of grants, 78% of respondents felt optimistic that their grant funding would increase or continue at the same level for the next six months.
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