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  • Sign up for alerts. Being on top of the timelines is very important!
  • Read everything. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to apply.
  • Engage in webinars and ask questions. Learn more and build relationships.
  • Be careful! Federal grants are reliable until they aren’t.


By Dave Overfelt

Build Something Sustainable

Some of this will apply with grants in general but there are some differences when working with federal grants. It may seem like an insurmountable task, but if you can find a reliable stream of funding, you can launch, grow, and sustain specific programs over a long period of time.

By Dave Overfelt

There are a lot of survey tools out there and it is easy to get tied to one because it is popular or familiar, which aren’t great reasons to use any tool. As you plan your survey, it may make sense to use one or more survey tools. Here I offer a general overview of the themes across survey tools and a more detailed discussion of individual survey tools.

Plan ahead and pick your tools around three core questions. Who are you surveying? What information do you want to gather? How do you want to report it?

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