What Does a Research Lab Have in Common With a Nonprofit Organization?
Higher education was a great training ground for all things related to grant consulting. Technically, colleges and universities are nonprofit organizations with a development office for capital campaigns and the like, as well as an office for research and programs. The similarities of collegiate faculty pursuing scholarly research with that of the mission of a nonprofit are very clear.
Both have ties to a greater good.
Both need those funds obtained through grant proposals to support projects, if not survive in the long term.
Both have to prove that the funds were properly used through publications and reports.