It is always great to be in the right place at the right time. You can create the right place and the right time by doing the research, and presenting the exciting program or plan that will catch the eye of the funding agency or philanthropist. Foundations like to see that the funding they provide will make a difference, achieve success, and is sustainable. The keys to success include a well-organized program, reasonable and achievable strategies to serve a specific group of people, and results that make a difference. Make a compelling case to the funder about how your program will help make this a better world.