Hidden Opportunities will help non-profits and other kinds of grantees to develop the will and the skills to approach their foundation, corporate and individual grantors about becoming visible within private grantor circles.
Did you know that you can:
You can! Learn how echo's services can do this for you. Our reports provide comprehensive detail about which networks your donors are dues-paying members of. These can be used to approach your sponsors with questions about how your organization can benefit.
Non-profits can and do approach their sponsors to inquire about their potential role in private grantor alliances.
You can, too.
echo's Coaching Circles and 8 Days of Hidden Opportunities Service (soon to be announced) will help you have these kinds of conversations with each of your major sponsors.
Your grantors will appreciate it if you come to them with good ideas. If your organization fits the bill in their mind, you just may wind up being considered by them as a potential candidate for a panel idea submission to one of the grantor networks they are member of.
It is worth putting some energy into.
Your donors have the power to promote key grantees and their success stories into the newsletters, blogs and online content read by grantors of the networks they belong to.
Only some grantees are benefitting from this.
It could be you!
echo communications will help you with this.
Grantees are routinely mentioned and even highlighted in the newsletters and other communications channels of grantor networks. Check out how WORLD has been highlighted in the Funders Concerned About AIDS's blog.
Every year, there are countless meetings that gather members of grantor alliances that are relevant to your field. These include annual conferences, policy briefings and educational seminars.
Non-profit leaders are routinely asked to participate as speakers and issue matter experts at these meetings.
It could be you! Call echo communications to learn how we can help you propose panel topics and gain the agenda there.
If your organization's efforts to land you on the speaking circuit do not include outreach to your sponsors for speaking roles in grantor networks, you definitely must retool your strategy.
Check out a few of the grantee speakers who were invited to brief grantor members of the Environmental Grantmakers Association at its most recent annual conference (September/October 2012).
Hidden Opportunities for Grantees and their Counselors is for non-profits, universities, associations, lobbying entities, communications firms, and many other resource-seeking entities, as well as the firms that advise them (fundraising, marketing, personnel recruitment, etc).
You will know Hidden Opportunities is for you if -