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Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

I provided a podcast over at BlogTalkRadio that you’ll want to listen to.  I talked about social media strategies to earn funds for your cause.  Social media gives organizations like yours opportunities to share your mission, build a community of supporters and raise funds!

With Social Media non-profits can tell their organizational stories in order to inspire donations. Learn the best four platforms to start with.  Discover what five other organizations are doing best on social media. Below are the links to the organizations I talked about and their best social media platform.

World Wildlife Fund — Check out their Facebook

American Red Cross — Check out their YouTube

Charity: Water — Check out their Pinterest

Second Harvest Food Bank — Check out their Twitter

Music for Minors — Check out their website and the “Donate Now” button. They are a small organization with a presence on facebook and twitter.

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.

Visit Me At Work!

Tuesday, 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. You’ll have to click on this Blog Talk Radio link after 9:30am (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, January 26th.

Lean over my shoulder

I know grant writers are busy people, often assigned multiple duties at their jobs. The last thing any of us want to do is waste our time chasing after a grant that we have no chance of getting. That’s why it’s so important to take a few minutes BEFORE you begin writing to evaluate the grant requirements. It really only takes 10 minutes or less.

While we’re on the subject of my weekly radio show, I’m pleased to announce that Blog Talk Radio featured me today on their blog! Click here to read the exciting brief story.

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.