Nonprofit Solutions International subscribes to a number of important grant research databases, some of which are available only through our professional affiliations with the Grant Professionals Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. We conduct finely-targeted searches for your organization through these databases. We are also expert at using Boolean strings to search on commonly used engines such as Google. (A great introduction to Mr. Boole and his School may be found at http://www.socialtalent.co/blog/the-beginners-guide-to-boolean-search-operators if you are not familiar with this type of search, now quite commonly used by jobseekers and recruiters.)
When you engage us to perform grant research for you, in most cases we can identify your top 12 grant prospects in 24 hours. You should keep in mind that appropriate grant funding sources may be matched to your organization’s mission in multiple–and not always the most obvious–of places. For example, a search for support for foreign language education programs may be found in state-level departments of education, multiple federal agencies–the U.S. Departments of Education, State, and Homeland Security–in European Union grants (Yes, the EU now accepts applications from U.S.-based public charities and educational institutions!), and in private sector corporate social responsibility programs affiliated with language-learning and tourism.