Why Advocacy is So Damn Fundable

Advocacy is a truly terrific way to help people. It tackles the root causes of people’s problems in a fresh and innovative way. It involves its users at every step of the process, drives system-wide change and is delivered by a deeply committed workforce. But it’s not getting the number of grants it deserves. Even […]

7 Ways to Show Funders the Crying Need for your Advocacy Service (Part 2)

Hey, it’s good to see you again. Welcome to Part 2 of a two part series on how to coolly and clearly convince funders of the crying need for your advocacy service. The series takes you through the different types of evidence you need and shows you how to use them to make your bid […]

7 Ways to Show Funders the Crying Need for your Advocacy Service (Part 1)

“Pick me, my project is desperately needed!” is the cry of every good funding bid. In fact it’s the minimum that it needs to say to stand any chance of success. If it’s not saying it then you’re better off starting again or going home. If your bid’s not crying its heart out then your funder-to-hopefully-be […]

The Secret to Convincing Funders of the Need for your Advocacy Service

You understand the need for advocacy. You deal with it everyday. You know it like the back of your hand and it’s why you do this job. So you should be able to tell funders about it really clearly and convincingly. Right? So why is poor communication of need one of the top 5 reasons […]

The Only Way You Should Ever Begin Your Advocacy Funding Bid

What’s the most important part of your advocacy funding bid? What’s the one thing that will shape how your bid’s assessor rates the rest of it? It’s how you begin it. Because even in the world of bid writing first impressions matter most. A brilliant first impression casts the rest of your bid in a […]

Twelve tried and tested ways to improve your advocacy organisation’s funding prospects (via eight Advocacy Leaders)

Maintaining your advocacy service and growing its funding is hard work. Tenders are tougher than ever. Grant programmes become more competitive every month. To be successful there’s a lot of things to get right, and a lot of things you can get wrong. But within the advocacy community there’s a lot of experience and good […]