There is funding to be found; it takes time and effort but it is attainable. Most organizations can benefit from having a designated person searching for calls for proposals and writing proposals. Hiring a consultant can work in the interim but a staff person dedicated to building capacity through proposal writing is a stronger approach. Another thing to remember is the importance of building a coordinator or manager position into all project proposals. This builds community/organization capacity and ensures there is a designated person responsible for the project.