Before scheduling a meeting, you should be able to answer the following questions:
How It Works
1I'd like to schedule a meeting! What should I prepare?
Fantastic! Before scheduling a meeting, you should be able to answer the following questions: Read our list of Grants Received and Frequently Asked Questions thoroughly. What is the budget you have available for investing in fundraising/IsraelGrants’ services? Who are some personal connections you know of that may be potential prospects for funding your project?
2Do you work according to percentages?
No. In the world of fundraising, t is considered unethical to take percentages of grants donated to a specific cause. Therefore, our services are available for purchase for the prices detailed on the Prices page, irrespective of the results each service can provide. You can read the complete code of ethics at this link: http://cfre.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Statement_of_Ethical_Principles_in_Fundraising.pdf
3How much money will I need to spend on your services?
The outcome you will receive from IsraelGrants's services is directly correlated to the amount you invest. We offer a variety of services, paid per hour or per month. Look at our list of services and prices to determine which service that we provide is right for you.
4Can you guarantee my organization an income?
Fundraising involves creating relationships over a long period of time. Your organization must also be “grant-ready” - and if you are not, you must be willing to put in the efforts to become so.
5 If you are helping more than one organization, don’t you have a conflict of interest?
No. We represent each client as though they are our only client.
6Can I cancel a contract in the middle?
A contract can be canceled at anytime with a month's notice. The client will be charged for the hours invested by the consultants up to the time of the written notice, at the rate of 450 NIS plus VAT.
1What is the monitor? What info does it contain?
The Monitor is a monthly database that is sent to subscribers by email. It contains a list of about 30 funding sources such as foundations, corporations, and government offices including the name of the prospect, contact information, their giving interests, guidelines for submitting a request for a grant, and upcoming deadlines for submissions.
Locations of Services
1Do you help organizations outside Jlem?
We help organizations in all of Israel.
2Raise money just inside Israel?
We raise money from funding prospects worldwide.
3I live far from the center of the country. Would you do a course in my location?
Yes. If you can gather a core group of at least 6-8 people, we are willing to discuss cities outside of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
Types of Fundraising
1Can you help my organization with government funding?
Yes, in Israel and abroad
Yes, we can help you to arrange parlour meetings, crowdfunding campaigns, and direct mail fundraising.
1What does a foundation search provide me with?
A foundation search for a single project or topic provides a list of relevant funding sources with details on what they give to, how to get in touch, etc. The search is done based on the parameters you provide us with, so each item in the search is a high quality resource.
1If I take your course, am I guaranteed a job?
No, but we can advise you on where to look for one, and how to expand your portfolio and experience.
2Who should take the courses?
People with a high level of written and spoken English, and a keen interest in bettering the world.
3Can I pay for one session?
Yes. You may pay for and participate in a single session, or any number of sessions.
4Can I join the course if I missed a session?
Yes. Each session of the course is independent of the other sessions.
1 How does your job recruitment service work?
We carry out candidate searches for senior level resource development coordinators and directors. We will collect and analyze resumes, and contact references on your behalf. We then send you a list of 3-6 suitable candidates. You can request us to be involved in the interview, hiring, training and mentoring stages for a further fee.
2If I send you my resume and you help find me a job, does it cost me money?
No, the cost of headhunting is covered by the organization that is hiring.
1Do you help with advertising and social media?
We mainly offer guidance for creating materials, but we can refer you to companies that offer these services.
2How much have you actually raised?
See our detailed list of Grants Received With Our Assistance.
3What is an LOI?
A Letter Of Inquiry (=LOI) is a short letter describing your project which is sent to funding prospects before your complete proposal.
4 My board of directors and/or staff doesn’t really understand that they need to play a role in fundraising. How can you help me make an organizational change?
We offer strategic planning, including how to strengthen your Board of Directors.