This week on #grantchat we are discussing the challenge of information gathering with Jo Miller.
We are constantly seeking information and data including information about the history and visions of the organizations where we work, the constituents we want to help, the community needs we want to address, the impact we are making, and about our partners, funders, and staff. Gathering data for a grant professional, nonprofit consultant, or project manager can take an overwhelming amount of time and be an incredible challenge. This week on GrantChat, we will discuss these challenges and how we can overcome information gathering challenges?
Q1: On a scale of 1-10, how hard is information gathering for #grants or reports at your organization(s)? #grantchat
Q2: Do you find it harder to get information for grant proposals or grant/annual reports? #grantchat
Q3: What type(s) of information are more difficult to gather for #grants proposals or reports, e.g. demographics, budgets? #grantchat
Q4: What happens if you don’t get the data you need/request? #grantchat
Q5: What practices have you implemented to get data or information in a timely manner? #grantchat
Q6: How do you help others understand the importance of the information you request? #grantchat
Q7: What constantly surprises you about data collection for grant proposals and grant reports? #grantchat
Q8: What do you wish people knew (and took to heart) about your requests for information? #grantchat
Q9: What has worked for you to improve your efforts to gather information for grant proposals and or various reports? #grantchat
Q10: What tips, tools or resources should the community check out to help with information gathering? #grantchat