Introducing Amplify

Amplify is a feature of the Catholic Funding Guide that allows grant seekers and funders to connect in a new way.

What Is Amplify?

Amplify is a feature of the Catholic Funding Guide that accomplishes the following: 

  • Grant seekers can post projects in need of funding.
  • Funders can search projects to find ones that match their interests.
  • Funders can communicate directly with grant seekers who post projects on Amplify.

How Does Amplify Benefit Subscribers?

The Catholic Funding Guide is a digital platform connecting Catholic grant seekers and funders, which has at its core a vast, searchable database of funders who have demonstrated interest in supporting Catholic organizations and initiatives. It was created to help grant seekers connect with funders who align with their Catholic values. 

Now, with Amplify, funders are able to subscribe and play an active role in the search process, creating some notable benefits for grant seekers: 

  • Get an audience with funders. Getting noticed by funders can be difficult; Amplify aims to solve that. Funders on the platform can search for your projects and will be notified when one is posted matching their funding interests.
  • Streamlined process. Funders can reach out to grant seekers directly, which takes some of the guesswork out of the typical grant seeking process. 
  • Targeted connections. With the option to post and search for specific projects, it’s easier to connect with funders who are interested in your work (and it’s easier for grant makers to find projects they want to fund).

Grant seeking—and grant making—is hard work. Amplify will make it easier and simpler, for everyone involved.

What Do I Need to Include in My Project?

  • Title
  • Short statement of project impact (3 sentences)
  • Amount of money needed
  • Milestones/outcomes
  • Geographic focus
  • Population(s) served
  • Interest areas
  • Basic information about your organization
  • Contact info

How Long Do Projects Stay on Amplify?

  • Projects will stay active for 90 days and can be renewed every 90 days for up to one year.

How Do I Use Amplify?

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Go to “Amplify” in the left navigation bar and create a new project
  3. Add brief project details, including:
    1. A three sentence “elevator pitch”
    2. Amount requested
    3. Anticipated outcomes or milestones
    4. Interest areas
    5. Populations served
    6. Geographic focus
  4. Funders will review projects they are interested in, and reach out to you if they want to learn more.
  5. Congratulations! You’re on the road to building new relationships with funders!

Contest Details

For a limited time, any subscriber who posts at least one project by April 15, 2022 will be entered in a random drawing to win $1000.

  • Enter by 11:59 pm EST on April 15, 2022 by posting a project. 
  • Winner will be announced April 22, 2022.
  • You may post multiple projects on Amplify, but only one contest entry can be submitted per organization.

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