If I am already working with a private funder, should I still contact Foundation Relations?

Yes. Please let us know about any contacts you have with foundations, even if the relationship does not necessarily involve grant or gift funds. To be most effective for WPI, we do need to have a complete picture of the university’s overall relationship and to occasionally help manage simultaneous requests to the same foundation. Consistency in our approach and management of WPI’s many faceted relationships with foundations can impact our funding success. Recognizing that each circumstance is different, we will discuss ways in which we can, or even should, be involved. Sometimes, we will simply provide you with any insight we might have, including the funders historical relationship with WPI.  

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