Let’s Talk About Mission Part II

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on February 1st, 2011

Now that you know the importance of identifying your organization’s mission, let me stress once more that mission will come up again and again when you write grant proposals. Not only that, but mission will…

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Let’s Talk About Mission Part I

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 31st, 2011

A mission statement is necessary for grant proposals. It’s a brief statement that immediately lets a potential funder know what you’re all about. And before they award you a grant, they want to know all about you. A mission statement is more than a couple of sentences…

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Visit Me At Work!

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 25th, 2011

Would you like to lean over my shoulder as I evaluate a new grant opportunity? Once I hear about a potential grant, what are the first steps I take? How do these crucial steps save me time and frustration? Come join me at my desk and see how I do it.

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Top Five Places to Find a Government Grant

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 18th, 2011

This is the granddaddy site for all federal grants. It’s user friendly to navigate around and to find many grant opportunities.

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Five Reasons You Should Apply for a Government Grant

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 14th, 2011

Government applications ask questions that you can’t give wishy-washy answers to. You have to think the project through and thoroughly discuss how you will plan for, implement, and evaluate the project.

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The Bare Minimum to Include in a Proposal

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 11th, 2011

You never know where you’ll pick up a kernel of grantwriting wisdom. For me, I attended a philanthropy award luncheon and (I love acceptance speeches) one of the awardees…

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Grant Writing 101: Everything You Need To Raise Funds Today

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 6th, 2011

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.

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Tips For Grantwriting

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on December 15th, 2010

I promised to let readers of this blog know about cool articles I come across and today I found a very informative one.

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Watch Your Tone of Voice

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on December 10th, 2010

Tone of voice is your attitude. You don’t want to come across as over-confident, yet you don’t want to come across as needy, with your hand out. In grantwriting there is a happy medium. That’s what you want to shoot for.

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Grant Whisperer Blog Talk Radio Debut

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on December 6th, 2010

I wanted to let readers of the Grant Whisperer blog know that you can now find a weekly installment of the Grant Whisperer on Blog Talk Radio!

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Where to Find Grant Proposal Samples, Part II

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on December 3rd, 2010

But if you’re the first in your organization to write a grant proposal, don’t worry. The Grant Whisperer is here to help.

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Where to Find Grant Proposal Samples, Part I

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on December 1st, 2010

Be wary when searching for grant samples online. There are many websites that seem like they provide samples but when you get there, you discover that they are advertisements for you to hire grant services or they want you to buy something.

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