Think like a kindergarten
About every six months, someone I know asks me to help them to find funding for their community group / kindergarten / art project. Fundraising is a different process to applying for research funding.
However, thinking about how you fund a community project is a useful way to refresh your thinking about how to attract funding for your research program / centre / institute.
So, in that spirit, here is a new way to look at raising some funds.
First of all, most community projects are looking for an ongoing funding stream, rather than one-off project funding. A modest request might be looking for $120,000 – $180,000 per year, every year, to keep the program running.