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Jul 01, 2019 BY Rachel Clemens Mighty News

The Mighty Big Grant: You Asked, We Answered!

Since the Mighty Big Grant application launched on June 3rd, we’ve been compiling all of the questions we’ve received and the answers we’ve provided. Check them out below, and if you have additional questions that aren’t listed here, by all means keep ‘em coming!

We’ll keep adding to this post until the grant application closes at 11:59pm CST on Friday, July 19th. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Q: “How many years have you been offering this grant?”

A: This is our first time!

Q: “Does the grant require a match from the winner?”

A: Nope! No payment will be required of the grant recipient.

Q: “In terms of size, are you looking for a little organization that is too strapped due to lack of staff, funding, etc. or a big one that will get you a lot of publicity?”

A: We haven’t set any particulars around organization size, although it is important to us that if the team is smaller, they still have the time to devote to the project. It’s more about being able to do something really special and impactful together.

Q: “We are a very small nonprofit. Would that be enough staff resources for you to consider reaching out to help us?”

A: We don’t care that much about how many staff you have, but more that the staff you do have is available to devote time to the project. You are probably looking at 2-4 hours/week of a staff member’s involvement. If you don’t have time for that commitment, you are likely not a good fit.

Q: “If we’re selected, when will the project begin and end?”

A: The winner’s project should kick off by December 31st, 2019, if not sooner. We imagine the project will take 3-5 months to complete, but this depends on the particular needs of the organization and the project complexity.

Q: “How is the $25,000 in-kind award calculated in terms of project hours/scope/ timeline?”

A: It’s calculated by scope and hours. We will determine a final scope with the winner that fits within a $25,000 budget.

Q: “Is there an estimate of staff time required from the awarded organization?”

A: We’d like to have one point of contact throughout the duration of the project and expect we’ll need between 2-4 hours/week of that person’s time. Again, it depends on the project a bit.

Q: “Since this is a national competition, are the services provided all virtual?”

A: Yes, more than likely. We’re great at long distance relationships!

Q: “Why don’t you just give a nonprofit $25,000?”

A: We do give financially to nonprofits as well. We thought this grant would be a different and fun way to share our talent versus our treasure as we turn 20. And while $25,000 can buy a lot of marketing, we find that many organizations don’t know where to start, so the expertise that we’re offering is far more valuable.

Q: How are you feeling about selecting a grant winner? (Not in quotes because no one really asked us this.)

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