Welcome to TrendTrack, our new method for sharing the latest trends in grantseeking and grantmaking. Now you can stay current on the world of philanthropy in a variety of ways on this unique site.
At GrantStation, our main objective is for grantseekers to succeed in finding the funding they need to fulfill their missions. Our Members receive access to grantmaker listings, strategy tools, and proposal tutorials. We know that the landscape of philanthropy is always changing, so we want to make sure that our entire community is informed of the trends we are observing. We will share these trends in three ways on this site.
First, our State of Grantseeking™ Survey and Report which we have published each spring and fall, for the past 3 years will be available here. This report, created by our Vice President Ellen Mowrer, is a collection of experiences from our community members on the nature of the funding that they are obtaining. This recent information can then help you focus your energies and efforts on where and how to best seek your grants.
Second, in our interactions with grantseekers and grantmakers we come across many trends. This year we have shared these trends in our podcast, Talk2020. Our President and CEO Cynthia Adams and Director of Communications Jeremy Smith provide the latest observations on topics such as technology and product donations. They also focus on specific areas of interest like health and the arts, and spotlight grantmakers for you to consider reaching out to.
Finally, in February we launched GS Insights so we can share even more trends as we find them. This blog includes timely information from Cynthia Adams, but also includes observations from our team of researchers. As they update grantmaker records and spot trends, they will share them through a blog post. Check out Researcher Kevin Peters’ post about web security in grantseeking, and watch for more insights in this blog.
We hope, as this year progresses, you discover valuable tips for developing your approach to grant seeking right here on TrendTrack. Let us know what you think in the comment sections of the posts and send us a message if you have any additional ideas!
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Check out the pages above to see the posts which we already have already published.
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