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Grant Writing & Funding

Holly Rustick

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Grant Writing & Funding

Grant Writing & Funding

Holly Rustick

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Holly Rustick, Grant Writer Specialist and Nonprofit Guru, reveals all her grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your nonprofit org or freelance grant writing services. Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your nonprofit or freelance work and create a positive impact in the world. Holly has more than a decade of grant experience and secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company. Grant writing, grant research, strategic planning, freelancing, board training, nonprofit fundraising, governance, crowdfunding, online courses, books, and memberships to help you better understand how to crush it for you nonprofit or freelance grant writing company! Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources!

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Ep. 128: Why You Must Write A Grant In 2020 (Plus, the Where & How)

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants If you are a freelance grant writer / nonprofit consultant: ● You might be paralyzed with going after funding because you just aren’t sure what to do. ● You might not want to pitch your services because you are nervous asking nonprofits for money right now. ● You aren’t sure what types of grants and funding are available. If you are a nonprofit leader or development coordinator: • You might have put off applying for grants because you aren’t sure what projects you want funded • You might have been focused on getting PPP and CARES Act funding and put the grants to the side. • You might just think the Feds aren’t funding regular grant programs right now. This podcast episode will address all these three items and you will learn the following: • The current grant environment • Where to find grants • Why charging clients is acceptable or if you are a nonprofit how to pay for help This will help you to be competitive in the current funding arena and gain new clients if you are a freelance grant writer or nonprofit consultant, or help you stand out in the crowd and move forward in sustainable funding if you are a nonprofit leader. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-rustick-0765b817/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author

23 MIN21 h ago
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Ep. 128: Why You Must Write A Grant In 2020 (Plus, the Where & How)

127: Strategic Hacks To Rethink Fundraising To Grow A Nonprofit With Samantha Taitano

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants This week’s podcast is another episode in the Nonprofit Strategic Planning series! We are half-way through the year, so now is the time to do your planning and get clarity! This is definitely for you if: You want to increase your nonprofit leadership skills You are an aspiring or newbie consultant and want to 10X your business with services to teach strategic planning In today’s podcast, Samantha Taitano, executive director of Mañe'lu formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam, is going to give you strategic hacks on how to rethink fundraising to grow funding in 2020. We have a great conversation and she touches on time management for productivity, strategic planning tips, hacks on getting creative for fundraising strategies, and also discusses some HR challenges while wearing all the hats in a small nonprofit. Some more things we discuss: • Transitioning from a national nonprofit to a local one • How to get a strong and committed board of directors • Social media: Don’t just put up content, but track your data • Social media: What platform to use? • Branding magic • 3 Time management tips • Nonprofit Strategic Planning retreats • Fundraising hacks and creative pivots • Apply for grants! Less competition • How to wear all hats in a small nonprofit About Samantha: Samantha Taitano is the Executive Director of Mañe’lu, a nonprofit organization that empowers and educates youth and families to change their lives for the better. She has been with the organization since 2018 and successfully led the rebranding of the organization from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam to Mañe’lu. To date, Samantha has worked to secure over $500k in grant funding which led to the expansion of the portfolio of services Mañelu manages. Prior to her start with Mañe’lu, Samantha worked to develop experiences reinforcing her desire to assist local communities develop capacity and understand technology. While with the Peace Corps, she worked to enrich the lives of rural communities in South Africa. Samantha later returned home to Guam where she developed corporate experience with a private organization developing IT solutions. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time connecting to her island home and exploring destinations near and far. I’d love to connect with you! www.grantwritingandfunding.com Did you love this episode? Would you mind doing me a favor and to leave a review on iTunes? Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author

59 MIN1 w ago
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127: Strategic Hacks To Rethink Fundraising To Grow A Nonprofit With Samantha Taitano

126: Strategic Planning Crash Course 10 Steps To Skyrocket Your Nonprofit or Freelance Biz

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants Are you ready to make all your 2020 goals happen during the next six months? Or are you still trying to figure out how to survive during the pandemic? If you are either a nonprofit leader, staff, or volunteer and are trying to move the needle forward on your nonprofit OR if you are an aspiring freelance consultant and are stuck in overwhelm then this podcast and article is for you! Just imagine how much more accomplished you will feel having the steps to create a plan that will work. These 10 steps can be down internally in your nonprofit or business OR if you are a freelance grant writer or nonprofit consultant can be learned services you can offer! So if you want to make a huge difference in ending the cycle of stressing out about not having enough time, not securing the funding you need, and having real burnout and instead you want to feel in control of your life, have a higher qua...

42 MIN1 w ago
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126: Strategic Planning Crash Course 10 Steps To Skyrocket Your Nonprofit or Freelance Biz

125: How to Make Decisions Swiftly and Lead Your Organization

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants Being stuck in decision paralysis is real. This might be because you have made the 'wrong' decision before or you aren't sure about the future and how it will all turn out. Honestly, either of those reasons feeds into your decision paralysis, but digging a layer deeper is more important and effective. It's knowing not justwhatyour values are, but in what order you follow your values. For the month of June, I am giving you some amaze-balls strategic planning action steps to follow. Last week I shared the 4 Reasons to Expand (Not Grow) Your Nonprofit or Freelance Consultancy. We will continue how to not just survive the pandemic, but how to thrive utilizing basic action steps. Keep listening if you resonate with one of the following: Nonprofit Leaders and Freelance Consultants: This is for you if: You are not sure where to even start with pivoting your organization in the new normal You...

30 MIN3 w ago
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125: How to Make Decisions Swiftly and Lead Your Organization

124: 4 Reasons to Expand (Not Grow) Your Nonprofit or Freelance Consultancy

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants Just what is the difference between growth and expansion, and why should I think about this half-way through 2020? One of the best ways I have heard the difference is: “Growth is doing the same thing bigger. Expansion is using the current platform to develop other areas of business.” However, I’d like for you to think of expanding also as a mindset and as an action. The way I am talking about expanding here is the opposite of constricting. Expanding is key. Therefore… Nonprofit Leaders: This podcast is for you if: ️ You are not sure where to even start with pivoting your nonprofit in the new normal ️ You do in-person events and fundraisers and now need a different way to get income ️ You are overwhelmed by putting out virtual fires every day instead of focusing on GROWTH for your nonprofit Freelance Consultants: This is for you if: ️ You aren’t sure if you should close the sh...

30 MINJUN 10
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124: 4 Reasons to Expand (Not Grow) Your Nonprofit or Freelance Consultancy

123: Holly Rustick on Grant Writing Lessons Learned

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants This week’s podcast is another ‘behind-the-scenes’ show in our Open Kimono series where I share all with you to help your freelance consultancy grow! This is definitely for you if: You want to increase your grant writing skills You are an aspiring or newbie consultant and want to 10X your business by listening to lessons learned! In this episode, Ph.D. James Pann interviews yours truly, and we discuss: ️ Why & how Holly started writing grants ️ Why it is important to conduct a Needs & Strengths Assessment ️ Why Holly started her grant writing company ️ Where do you find grants and what are they? ️ Lessons learned from podcasting ️ A positive mindset in grant writing ️ How to create realistic expectations with clients ️ What to tell nonprofits if grants do not get awarded ️ Where to start in writing a grant with the G.R.A.N.T.S. formula ️ Why you should become a grant revi...

47 MINJUN 4
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123: Holly Rustick on Grant Writing Lessons Learned

122: Nonprofits Who Get Tech Savvy Earn More with Jenni Hargrove

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants I’m talking with Jenni Hargrove today about what foundations are looking for when they want to fund your nonprofit. She’s also going to share best practices for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which will help you rank higher in Google search pages. Finally, she’s going to talk about easily hosting online auctions for fundraising. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wego-grants/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick

54 MINMAY 19
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122: Nonprofits Who Get Tech Savvy Earn More with Jenni Hargrove

121: Behind the Scenes with Grant Writing & Funding: How We Are Navigating COVID-19

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants This week my project manager and I are taking you behind the scenes of Grant Writing & Funding to share with you how we’re pivoting in light of Covid-19. We also share our favorite systems for running online businesses. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wego-grants/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick

47 MINMAY 12
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121: Behind the Scenes with Grant Writing & Funding: How We Are Navigating COVID-19

120: Ways to Embrace Online Fundraising with Brady Josephson

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants As we’re navigating through the pandemic and things are starting to reopen, we’ve seen a huge increase in online functions. You may be thinking “I need to learn all this and invest all my resources in online marketing.” Brady Joshepson takes a simpler approach specifically for online fundraising for nonprofit organizations and shares the steps that you can take right now to boost your online marketing. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wego-grants/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick

46 MINMAY 5
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120: Ways to Embrace Online Fundraising with Brady Josephson

119: BONUS Freelance Grant Writer Panel: Grant Writing During COVID-19 Q&A

If you are a grant writer, or aspiring grant writer during this pandemic, you probably have some questions. That's why I asked Dr. Beverly Browning and Rodney Walker to join me on the live, virtual stage so we could answer your questions! Here are some questions you asked and we answered: What have you taken away from some of your failures in not getting a grant for a client if any? What grant funding certification body would you recommend for an aspiring grant writer? I seem to be frequently caught between not having enough income when my client level is down, to being overwhelmed with too many at once for one person when I ramp up my outreach. But this doesn’t happen consistently enough for me to hire anybody. How have some of you balanced that? What advice do you have for someone just starting in the grant world (one grant written)? How do you show your worth for potential jobs with little to no experience? If you want to hear some feedback on these questions AND MORE, be sure t...

46 MINAPR 29
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119: BONUS Freelance Grant Writer Panel: Grant Writing During COVID-19 Q&A

Latest Episodes

Ep. 128: Why You Must Write A Grant In 2020 (Plus, the Where & How)

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants If you are a freelance grant writer / nonprofit consultant: ● You might be paralyzed with going after funding because you just aren’t sure what to do. ● You might not want to pitch your services because you are nervous asking nonprofits for money right now. ● You aren’t sure what types of grants and funding are available. If you are a nonprofit leader or development coordinator: • You might have put off applying for grants because you aren’t sure what projects you want funded • You might have been focused on getting PPP and CARES Act funding and put the grants to the side. • You might just think the Feds aren’t funding regular grant programs right now. This podcast episode will address all these three items and you will learn the following: • The current grant environment • Where to find grants • Why charging clients is acceptable or if you are a nonprofit how to pay for help This will help you to be competitive in the current funding arena and gain new clients if you are a freelance grant writer or nonprofit consultant, or help you stand out in the crowd and move forward in sustainable funding if you are a nonprofit leader. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-rustick-0765b817/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author

23 MIN21 h ago
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Ep. 128: Why You Must Write A Grant In 2020 (Plus, the Where & How)

127: Strategic Hacks To Rethink Fundraising To Grow A Nonprofit With Samantha Taitano

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants This week’s podcast is another episode in the Nonprofit Strategic Planning series! We are half-way through the year, so now is the time to do your planning and get clarity! This is definitely for you if: You want to increase your nonprofit leadership skills You are an aspiring or newbie consultant and want to 10X your business with services to teach strategic planning In today’s podcast, Samantha Taitano, executive director of Mañe'lu formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam, is going to give you strategic hacks on how to rethink fundraising to grow funding in 2020. We have a great conversation and she touches on time management for productivity, strategic planning tips, hacks on getting creative for fundraising strategies, and also discusses some HR challenges while wearing all the hats in a small nonprofit. Some more things we discuss: • Transitioning from a national nonprofit to a local one • How to get a strong and committed board of directors • Social media: Don’t just put up content, but track your data • Social media: What platform to use? • Branding magic • 3 Time management tips • Nonprofit Strategic Planning retreats • Fundraising hacks and creative pivots • Apply for grants! Less competition • How to wear all hats in a small nonprofit About Samantha: Samantha Taitano is the Executive Director of Mañe’lu, a nonprofit organization that empowers and educates youth and families to change their lives for the better. She has been with the organization since 2018 and successfully led the rebranding of the organization from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam to Mañe’lu. To date, Samantha has worked to secure over $500k in grant funding which led to the expansion of the portfolio of services Mañelu manages. Prior to her start with Mañe’lu, Samantha worked to develop experiences reinforcing her desire to assist local communities develop capacity and understand technology. While with the Peace Corps, she worked to enrich the lives of rural communities in South Africa. Samantha later returned home to Guam where she developed corporate experience with a private organization developing IT solutions. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time connecting to her island home and exploring destinations near and far. I’d love to connect with you! www.grantwritingandfunding.com Did you love this episode? Would you mind doing me a favor and to leave a review on iTunes? Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author

59 MIN1 w ago
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127: Strategic Hacks To Rethink Fundraising To Grow A Nonprofit With Samantha Taitano

126: Strategic Planning Crash Course 10 Steps To Skyrocket Your Nonprofit or Freelance Biz

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants Are you ready to make all your 2020 goals happen during the next six months? Or are you still trying to figure out how to survive during the pandemic? If you are either a nonprofit leader, staff, or volunteer and are trying to move the needle forward on your nonprofit OR if you are an aspiring freelance consultant and are stuck in overwhelm then this podcast and article is for you! Just imagine how much more accomplished you will feel having the steps to create a plan that will work. These 10 steps can be down internally in your nonprofit or business OR if you are a freelance grant writer or nonprofit consultant can be learned services you can offer! So if you want to make a huge difference in ending the cycle of stressing out about not having enough time, not securing the funding you need, and having real burnout and instead you want to feel in control of your life, have a higher qua...

42 MIN1 w ago
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126: Strategic Planning Crash Course 10 Steps To Skyrocket Your Nonprofit or Freelance Biz

125: How to Make Decisions Swiftly and Lead Your Organization

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants Being stuck in decision paralysis is real. This might be because you have made the 'wrong' decision before or you aren't sure about the future and how it will all turn out. Honestly, either of those reasons feeds into your decision paralysis, but digging a layer deeper is more important and effective. It's knowing not justwhatyour values are, but in what order you follow your values. For the month of June, I am giving you some amaze-balls strategic planning action steps to follow. Last week I shared the 4 Reasons to Expand (Not Grow) Your Nonprofit or Freelance Consultancy. We will continue how to not just survive the pandemic, but how to thrive utilizing basic action steps. Keep listening if you resonate with one of the following: Nonprofit Leaders and Freelance Consultants: This is for you if: You are not sure where to even start with pivoting your organization in the new normal You...

30 MIN3 w ago
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125: How to Make Decisions Swiftly and Lead Your Organization

124: 4 Reasons to Expand (Not Grow) Your Nonprofit or Freelance Consultancy

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants Just what is the difference between growth and expansion, and why should I think about this half-way through 2020? One of the best ways I have heard the difference is: “Growth is doing the same thing bigger. Expansion is using the current platform to develop other areas of business.” However, I’d like for you to think of expanding also as a mindset and as an action. The way I am talking about expanding here is the opposite of constricting. Expanding is key. Therefore… Nonprofit Leaders: This podcast is for you if: ️ You are not sure where to even start with pivoting your nonprofit in the new normal ️ You do in-person events and fundraisers and now need a different way to get income ️ You are overwhelmed by putting out virtual fires every day instead of focusing on GROWTH for your nonprofit Freelance Consultants: This is for you if: ️ You aren’t sure if you should close the sh...

30 MINJUN 10
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124: 4 Reasons to Expand (Not Grow) Your Nonprofit or Freelance Consultancy

123: Holly Rustick on Grant Writing Lessons Learned

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants This week’s podcast is another ‘behind-the-scenes’ show in our Open Kimono series where I share all with you to help your freelance consultancy grow! This is definitely for you if: You want to increase your grant writing skills You are an aspiring or newbie consultant and want to 10X your business by listening to lessons learned! In this episode, Ph.D. James Pann interviews yours truly, and we discuss: ️ Why & how Holly started writing grants ️ Why it is important to conduct a Needs & Strengths Assessment ️ Why Holly started her grant writing company ️ Where do you find grants and what are they? ️ Lessons learned from podcasting ️ A positive mindset in grant writing ️ How to create realistic expectations with clients ️ What to tell nonprofits if grants do not get awarded ️ Where to start in writing a grant with the G.R.A.N.T.S. formula ️ Why you should become a grant revi...

47 MINJUN 4
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123: Holly Rustick on Grant Writing Lessons Learned

122: Nonprofits Who Get Tech Savvy Earn More with Jenni Hargrove

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants I’m talking with Jenni Hargrove today about what foundations are looking for when they want to fund your nonprofit. She’s also going to share best practices for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which will help you rank higher in Google search pages. Finally, she’s going to talk about easily hosting online auctions for fundraising. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wego-grants/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick

54 MINMAY 19
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122: Nonprofits Who Get Tech Savvy Earn More with Jenni Hargrove

121: Behind the Scenes with Grant Writing & Funding: How We Are Navigating COVID-19

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants This week my project manager and I are taking you behind the scenes of Grant Writing & Funding to share with you how we’re pivoting in light of Covid-19. We also share our favorite systems for running online businesses. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wego-grants/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick

47 MINMAY 12
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121: Behind the Scenes with Grant Writing & Funding: How We Are Navigating COVID-19

120: Ways to Embrace Online Fundraising with Brady Josephson

Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants As we’re navigating through the pandemic and things are starting to reopen, we’ve seen a huge increase in online functions. You may be thinking “I need to learn all this and invest all my resources in online marketing.” Brady Joshepson takes a simpler approach specifically for online fundraising for nonprofit organizations and shares the steps that you can take right now to boost your online marketing. If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzIfwJt0az9KKwKz1Uc8vg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollyrustick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wego-grants/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/grantwritingandfunding/ Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick

46 MINMAY 5
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120: Ways to Embrace Online Fundraising with Brady Josephson

119: BONUS Freelance Grant Writer Panel: Grant Writing During COVID-19 Q&A

If you are a grant writer, or aspiring grant writer during this pandemic, you probably have some questions. That's why I asked Dr. Beverly Browning and Rodney Walker to join me on the live, virtual stage so we could answer your questions! Here are some questions you asked and we answered: What have you taken away from some of your failures in not getting a grant for a client if any? What grant funding certification body would you recommend for an aspiring grant writer? I seem to be frequently caught between not having enough income when my client level is down, to being overwhelmed with too many at once for one person when I ramp up my outreach. But this doesn’t happen consistently enough for me to hire anybody. How have some of you balanced that? What advice do you have for someone just starting in the grant world (one grant written)? How do you show your worth for potential jobs with little to no experience? If you want to hear some feedback on these questions AND MORE, be sure t...

46 MINAPR 29
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119: BONUS Freelance Grant Writer Panel: Grant Writing During COVID-19 Q&A
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