Should We Collaborate to Apply for a Grant? Yes or Naw

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

Anyone that has been applying for grants lately may have noticed a theme- collaboration. I know what you're thinking- pain! Stay with me for a moment.

Funders want to stretch limited dollars and have a greater impact in the community by funding projects that include one or more nonprofit, for-profit or government entities coming together to solve a problem in the community. 

Know that not all collaborations are created equal. How do you know if you should collaborate to apply for a grant? The question is not "if", it is "when", "how" and with "whom" should you collaborate with. Collaboration is a necessity.