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Five Rookie Mistakes To Avoid

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

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Common errors can prevent your organization from winning a grant. Learn what traps to watch for and avoid. The Grant Whisperer will show you what to do for success. Click on the arrow above to listen to the 16 minute audio episode.

Guerilla Grantwriting Tactics

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Are you fed up with grant request rejections? Are you at a loss how to improve your chances of winning grant funding? Are you ready to throw in the towel? Don’t give up! You’ve come to the right place. The Grant Whisperer will reveal secrets for grantwriting success. So if you’re ready to kick-butt, take names, and smell victory, then it’s time to get busy.

Kids in School

Pull out your most recent rejected proposal and let’s take a look at it. We won’t talk about the visual appeal of it today. I’m more concerned about the content. Did you write with confidence, with clarity, and with specifics? Did your writing seize the reader? When a grant writer drones on, and beats around the bush, and makes vague statements, it’s difficult for a grantor to see the impact they’ll make by funding your proposal. Look again at your paragraphs of description and see if there are opportunities to specifically show the grantor how you’ll make a huge impact with their grant support. Articulate your passion for what you do. These are what grantors need to see.

For more on this topic, I dedicated two episodes of my BlogTalkRadio show to Guerilla Grantwriting Part I and Guerilla Grantwriting Part II. They are available to listen to at any time.

Grant Writing 101: Everything You Need To Raise Funds Today

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

I’m excited to announce that my book, Grant Writing 101, is finally here! I know you’ve been waiting a long time for this guide book that covers all the basics of writing your first grant proposal. It takes you step by step and explains terms, gives real world examples, and talks in plain English.

While there’s plenty of advanced tips and techniques for veteran grantwriters, the book is also meant to simplify the grant process for first-timers. Want to know where to begin? Want to know what to do while you’re waiting to hear? I even include what to do if your proposal is rejected, and equally important, what to do if your proposal is approved. I wrote this book because so many of my friends who volunteer at or work for nonprofits would ask me for grant writing advice. While I could offer them a few tips, I realized they needed to know more if their organizations were to have long term success. With this book I could give them more than advice, secret tips, and encouragement. I could share my guerilla tactics for grantwriting survival. And now you can have that knowledge for your organization, too! Click on the Grant Writing 101 book image to order your copy today. Or stop by your favorite bookstore in person.