That depends. Here’s how we can be most useful. See if you think it matches your needs.
Funding HQ has been built to help many people in many ways, but the three core benefits are:
Funding HQ is suitable for both one-off projects as well as for ongoing funding requirements.
We believe it is most useful and helpful for anyone looking to raise between $10,000 and $2 million – either as a one-off requirement or as a recurring requirement.
Essentially this pretty much depends on how easily you can get your hands on the relevant information that potential funders require.
We’d advise that you start by setting aside say 30 minutes to an hour and quietly going through the process, the questions that are asked and the information you will need to provide.
Then you might hatch a plan where different people are allocated different modules or are set the tasks of finding the relevant information.
The good news is you can start and stop and come back to it as you get time and different people can log in and complete different sections as they get time as well.
The other good news is that with an ongoing Funding HQ subscription you only need to do most of the hard work once. From there it can simply be updated and modified as required as further funding opportunities come along over time.
In a nutshell Funding HQ is an online self-directed guide that gives you all the coaching, templates, tips, tools and resources needed to get you and your organisation to a hopefully successful funding outcome.
It does this by guiding you through the following important steps:
As an outcome you will have:
Whether you’re just wanting to complete a single funding project, or you have an ongoing annual requirement, we strongly advise you to keep all your progress and processes in the one place at Funding HQ until you are successful.
For example, we would recommend using the funding plan dashboard at least monthly (if not weekly) to ensure you can easily track where you are at with your fundraising goals and stay on top of key application dates and upcoming funding requirements. Being organised is half the battle and the dashboard helps you stay on track.
Then, the application process consists of three key modules (building a compelling case for investment, building your funding plan, building your funding retention plan). Once these are completed, we would strongly recommend that the coaching modules are revisited regularly – say quarterly. New features will continually be added, and the expert coaching content will be updated as new funding opportunities arise. Also, your fundraising requirements may change which could present different/additional funding opportunities.
Yes, you can. Funding HQ is designed with your busy life in mind.
You can make a start on any of the modules and come back to them at a later time when it suits.
Progress indicators will show you how far you are through each module so you can easily see where you left off and pick up again from there.
Also, multiple people can access and collaborate on completing the modules so that you share the load. We also believe everyone in an organisation has a role to play in fundraising.
Yes, as part of your ongoing subscription, we provide a centralised online storage system to ensure all your key information and documentation can be easily accessed at any time. This includes a complete record of your previous funding applications and ensures information never gets lost or forgotten – even when the people on your project move on.
The coaching content will provide resources and links which will identify when it is best to apply for your funding.
An annual subscription will cost $150 per month. For this you will get:
The platform is driven by a highly experienced consultancy team so there will also be premium subscriptions available for those who are wanting access to webinars, peer reviews, one off consulting add-ons etc.