Who are your BBFs (Best Fit Funders)?

Best Fit Funders

This week on #GrantChat our guest Heather Stombaugh is leading us in a discussion on who are your BBFs (Best Fit Funders).

Heather is the founder and Principal Consultant of JustWrite Solutions, where serves as an expert author, trainer, and advisor to local and national nonprofits and development firms. Basically, she loves it in nonprofit-land. Heather lives in rural Ohio with her husband and their two ginger-haired children. Together they raise a flock of poultry and harvest bushels of vegetables and herbs on a mini-farm. In her spare time, Heather reads science fiction, researches family genetic and genealogical histories, and marathon-watches the British show Time Team. She also knows how to juggle fire.

Join us on Tuesday, January 31 at 12 pm noon ET on Twitter for this #GrantChat.

Question Preview:

Q1: Why is this subject of best fit funders important to you? #grantchat

Q2: How many people here on #grantchat have you known for more than a year?

Q3: Why did you make your last donation?  Org helped someone you <3? You knew the asker? Org is credible? Another reason? #grantchat

Q4: What are the top 3-5 data points you use to identify your BFFs (Best Fit Funders)? #grantchat

Q5: What methods have you found successful for analyzing spheres of influence among your board, leadership, & key stakeholders? #grantchat

Q6: How do you motivate grant makers to gain emotional investment in your mission & programs/services? #grantchat

Q7: Have you ever implemented a grant maker breakfast, lunch, or similar event for cultivation? If so, what were your results? #grantchat

Q8: Fundraising golden rule: 7 non-ask engagements for every ask. What are your favorite non-ask ways to engage with funders? #grantchat

Q9: What do you do when the decision maker has multiple gatekeepers, no phone/email, & other challenges to engagement? #grantchat

Q10: What will you do this year to improve the way your relationships with grantmakers (pre & post award)? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Guests: Heather Stombaugh, GPC @heatherJWS

Sponsor: GrantHub@Grant_Hub

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jm_grants

Presented: SmartEGrants @smartegrants


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