Applications are now open for the 2012/2013 Catalogue for Philanthropy and due on February 13 at midnight. So let’s talk details:
Who is eligible? We try to keep the process as open as possible to a wide range of nonprofits. You just need to be a 501(c)3 organization, operating in the Washington region, with a budget below $3 million. That’s about it. And if you were featured in the 2008/2009 print Catalogue and earlier, you can apply for it again this year.
How about independent chapters of national nonprofits? Sure! As long as you have a local chapter in the Washington region and a level of financial and fundraising freedom. More on what that means right here.
What about internationally-focused organizations? We have a section of the Catalogue all for you! You just need your headquarters in the DC area.
How do I complete an application? All the Part I application questions are right here. We suggest that you complete them in advance, put them in a Word document, and then load your answers into the online form. This is due February 13.
What about financial information? Part II is a financial supplement. If we need this, we’ll let you know after reviewing Part I of your applications.
Can Catalogue help with the financial part? We offer a free workshop with one of our great partners, accounting and auditing firm RAFFA PC, designed to help you understand and present your financial information. Dates to be announced soon.
Do you ever extend the deadline? (Likely) only in the event of another snowpocalypse!
Finally, how are nonprofits selected for inclusion? Seasoned grantmakers and other professionals in the field review all proposals. The current committee includes 100+ individuals who rank and comment on proposals, and the combination of their rankings and their detailed responses fuels the final decisions. RAFFA PC also reviews all financial materials.
More questions? Check out the FAQs, leave a comment here, or tweet us @CatalogueDC!