Prospect research is the term commonly used for the process of identifying potential sources of funding for an organization or program. If your organization is a small or start-up nonprofit with limited staff or development support, the task of prospect research can feel both urgent and overwhelming. Fear not. Here are a few tips for beginning your prospect research process that will help start you on a path to success.

    Department of Veterans Affairs Session 12 of the Federal Agency Series Register Now       In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the VA works by, their budget, and what that budget aims to address in national priorities. We'll then discuss...

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Attention nonprofit organizations and government entities addressing homelessness! The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now accepting proposals for its Youth and Homelessness Systems Improvement (YHSI) Grant. The goal of the YHSI Grant Program is “to increase state and local capacity to better serve youth and create projects that are responsive to the needs of youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness in the community.” Applications for this program are due February 15, 2024.

      ACF - Administration for Children & Families Session 11 of the Federal Agency Series Register Now     In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the ACF works by, their budget, and what that budget aims to address in national priorities....

      NEA - National Endowment for the Arts Session 10 of the Federal Agency Series Register Now     In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the NEA works by, their budget, and what that budget aims to address in national priorities....

Funding Alert! Opportunities for STEM Education The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program is one of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) cornerstones when it comes to producing research and resources for improving undergraduate education. This core program has been around for quite some time and it is open to application from all institutions of higher education, including 4-year institutions and 2-year community colleges. This is the kind of program where innovative teaching approaches will be quite appealing, as the program has been around for a long time.

      NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities Session 9 of the Federal Agency Series Register Now     In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the NEH works by, their budget, and what that budget aims to address in national priorities....

      NSF - National Science Foundation Session 8 of the Federal Agency Series Register Now     In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the NSF works by, their budget, and what that budget aims to address in national priorities. We'll then...

Attention librarians, school districts, institutions of higher education, government officials, and archivists! The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – is releasing opportunities to address the critical needs of libraries and archives and support the advancement of professional practices. IMLS’s mission is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Through multiple opportunities to support the unique needs of libraries and archives, IMLS works towards its strategic goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, advancing collection stewardship and access, and demonstrating excellence in public service. The National Leadership Grants for Libraries program is designed to influence practice across disciplines, support current strategic priorities within its field, use collaboration to demonstrate field-wide buy-in and input, and generate new models, tools, research findings, services, practices, or alliances that can be adapted and scaled.

      DOL - Department of Labor Session 7 of the Federal Agency Series Register Now     In this session, we will educate the participants in the core mission, principles, and strategic priorities the Labor Department works by, their budget, and what that budget aims to address in national priorities. We'll...