Grant Writing & Funding

Holly Rustick

Holly Rustick, world-renowned grant writer, Amazon bestselling author, and nonprofit Guru, reveals all her freelance business tips, grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your freelance grant writing business, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization. Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your freelance or nonprofit work and create a positive impact in the world. Holly has more than 15 years of grant writing and nonprofit experience, 10+ years of freelance grant writing experience, and has secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company. Freelance grant writing tips, grant writing hacks, grant research tools, strategic planning systems, board training steps, nonprofit fundraising blueprints, governance guidelines, crowdfunding counsel, and online courses accessibility will help you better understand how to crush it for your freelance grant writing company, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization. Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources! Warmly, Holly

Ep.236: 8 Steps to Start Earning Money in Your Freelance Grant Writing Business
Sep 13 2022
Ep.236: 8 Steps to Start Earning Money in Your Freelance Grant Writing Business
Here are 8 steps to opening your freelance grant writing business and start earning money! β€”------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: πŸ€—β˜•πŸ‘‰ Want to increase funding strategies for your Nonprofit? Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #1: Get your Business Formerly Set Up #2: Identify Your Ideal Client & Service #3: Create Branding for Your Freelance Grant Writing Business #4: Create a Working Schedule #5: Develop a Pricing Model #6: Communicate Effectively #7: Create a Marketing Plan #8: Be Sure to Include Steps on How to Diversify Your Revenue If you want in-depth support on all these steps (plus, TONS of downloadables!), join the 8-Week Freelance Grant Writer Academy! Visit please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources
Ep.235: What's New in Nonprofit Policies, Programs, and Jobs in 2022
Sep 6 2022
Ep.235: What's New in Nonprofit Policies, Programs, and Jobs in 2022
What's New in Nonprofit Policies, Programs, and Jobs in 2022 There is a lot changing for the nonprofit sector as we navigate 2022. From programs to policies to jobs available, this year is a doozy (in a good way!). Here to help shed some light on this subject is Shannon McCracken, leader of The Nonprofit Alliance. The Nonprofit Alliance is a relatively new organization (launched in 2018) with a vision to promote, protect, and strengthen the nonprofit sector. In this podcast episode, Shannon discusses some key nonprofit training, policies, and job trends in 2022. ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” What We Discuss: ✨ About The Nonprofit Alliance ✨ Diverse Training at The Nonprofit Alliance ✨ How the 2016 Tax Law Has Negatively Impacted Nonprofits ✨ Why the Change in the Charitable Giving IRS Rule can Benefit Nonprofits ✨ Why the Nonprofit Sector May Be Losing Donors because of the Lack of Data Privacy ✨ Job Trends and Notices for Nonprofit Jobs ✨ Employee Valuation in Nonprofits ✨ Year-End Fundraising and Why It’s Hopeful in 2022 ✨ Non-profit fundraising trends in 2022 ✨ How COVID-19 allowed nonprofits to think differently about fundraising For all the show notes, visit: Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author
Ep. 234: Fundraising and Prioritizing the 10,000 things on your nonprofit plate!
Aug 30 2022
Ep. 234: Fundraising and Prioritizing the 10,000 things on your nonprofit plate!
Fundraising and Prioritizing the 10,000 things on your nonprofit plate! Do you find yourself doing too much as a nonprofit leader, fundraising development director, or grant writer? I bet that’s a resounding, β€œyes!” I get it. You have a to-do list that never ends. You have looming monsters that have been on that to-do list for more than a month, er, year. Those things just never seem to get done. The question is, β€œDo you even need to do them?” ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: ------------------------------------------------------ Patrick Kirby, founder of Do Good Better Consulting, says, β€œNope.” But how do you not do the things that need to get done? Well, that’s where his 5-day priority recipe comes in handy. Be sure to watch this video (and subscribe!) so you can get this simple recipe of not doing more to build your fundraising success! TIMESTAMPS 0:00 About DoGoodBetter 1:53 Too Many Hats for Nonprofit Leaders 3:54 Why Celebrating is Important for Nonprofits 4:54 Why Nonprofits Might Not Celebrate Wins 7:23 How Partnering With Nonprofits Can Attract More Funding 16:07 Priority Schedule for Nonprofit Leaders 19:30 Why Gratitude is So Important for Nonprofit Relationships 23:33 How to Get Authentic Fundraising 28:46 Who Are Good Funding Source Matches 32:40 Why Your Nonprofit Goal is to Dissolve 33:12 How to Prioritize Your To-Do List 37:18 Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome for Nonprofit Leaders 39:44 Do Good Better Midwest Tour Free Calendar: This is a great calendar to help make sure you keep on track with how to prioritize your week! Patrick at: all the show notes, visit: Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author
Ep. 233: The Burning Question to Help You Take Time off from Your Nonprofit
Aug 23 2022
Ep. 233: The Burning Question to Help You Take Time off from Your Nonprofit
The Burning Question to Help You Take Time off from Your Nonprofit It's been a busy week and I am back in the full-time swing of things. Why? School started! If you are a parent, you know what I am talking about. Summer is real for taking mandatory time away from the computer when you have kids. But it's a great mandatory time away. If we try to 'work through holidays' we may end up feeling guilty for not spending time with our kids or burned out by trying to work regular hours and getting frustrated with everyone in the house. You might say, "Just send your kid to summer camp or to daycare!" Well, that's not always the solution for every working parent. Summer camp and daycare can cost a pretty penny, your kids may dread it, and there could be major transportation issues. Plus, you actually might want to spend more time with the kiddos during these times off ;) A better solution may be setting up your year so you work shorter hours during summer, Christmas break, and other holidays. It may not feel like you even have that choice to do that at this point in your life, but let me tell you it is possible. ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Your answer might not be opening a business (but it might be!). ✨ It might be having that uncomfortable conversation with your boss and asking for a raise while simultaneously asking for reduced hours at work (believe me, you probably deserve both). ✨ It may be applying for a promotion within your nonprofit. ✨ It may be asking for that overdue bonus. ✨ It may be saying you will stay at the nonprofit but will work only 10 months out of the year. The time to negotiate is NOW. Find out about more about this episode here: Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
Ep. 232: The What, Why, and How Webinars Help Grow Your Organization
Aug 16 2022
Ep. 232: The What, Why, and How Webinars Help Grow Your Organization
The What, Why, and How Webinars Help Grow Your Organization Are you thinking about running a webinar for your nonprofit consultancy? What about having a webinar for your nonprofit organization? Webinars have skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years. And the reason why is because they work! ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: ------------------------------------------------------ You could be any of the following (or more!): ✨ Grant Writer ✨ Funding Developer ✨ Donor Nurturer ✨ Board Trainer ✨ Strategic Planner ✨ Fundraising Events Coordinator ✨ And so much more… Find out about Mandy Pearce and Mazarine Treyz Here: Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
Ep. 231: Common Grant Writing Constraints That Make you Pull Your Hair Out
Aug 9 2022
Ep. 231: Common Grant Writing Constraints That Make you Pull Your Hair Out
Common Grant Writing Constraints That Make you Pull Your Hair Out Knowing how to write grant applications is definitely a skill that is needed in the nonprofit sector. It is an actual technical skill that you can learn! But what happens when funding sources create many, many constraints for submitting grant applications? Well, that’s why Teresa Huff of Grant Writing Simplified comes on the Grant Writing & Funding podcast and YouTube show to share how to overcome these constraints. What We Discuss ✨ Teresa’s Pat00h to Grant Writing ✨ Common Misconceptions about Grant Proposals ✨ Constraints in Grant Writing ✨ Writing to the 500 characters of Grants ✨ Aligning with Vu Le from Nonprofit AF ✨Research to Find Best Fit Grants ✨ When You Don’t Get Grants Awarded ✨ Find out if your Have What it Takes to Become a Grant Writer ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! Mentioned in Podcast visit please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
Ep. 230: How Nonprofits can Share Stories of Impact that Honor the Dignity of Clients
Aug 2 2022
Ep. 230: How Nonprofits can Share Stories of Impact that Honor the Dignity of Clients
How Nonprofits can Share Stories of Impact that Honor the Dignity of Clients Storytelling is an integral part of fundraising, grant writing, and anything nonprofit! But there can come a time when you might be storytelling for clickbait and not even realizing what your nonprofit is doing! ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: πŸ€—β˜•πŸ‘‰ Want to increase funding strategies for your Nonprofit? Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course to schedule out your year and to increase diverse funding strategies: ------------------------------------------------------ I have seen nonprofit fundraising teams write the most emotive stories to try and pull on people's heartstrings to give! I get it. Your nonprofit needs funding and these stories are emotional. But the problem is that this emotional storytelling (whether via video, pictures, blogs, etc.) can actually dishonor your beneficiaries. Just think about if your clients or beneficiaries read or watched what you wrote. Would they feel empowered? Or, would they feel disempowered? Mary Gladstone-Highland, CEO of Spark Group Consulting, is on the Grant Writing & Funding podcast and YouTube video to discuss how to share your nonprofit’s mission without misery through your story-telling. Reach Out to Mary Gladstone-Highland at Mentioned in Podcast visit please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
Ep.227: How to Prevent Losing Your Nonprofit's Tax-Exempt Status
Jul 12 2022
Ep.227: How to Prevent Losing Your Nonprofit's Tax-Exempt Status
How to Prevent Losing Your Nonprofit's Tax-Exempt Status Do you know if your nonprofit organization is in jeopardy of losing your tax-exempt status? Or if you are a nonprofit consultant, do you know how much money you should be setting aside for taxes? Find out today with the red flags that Noura Almasri discusses! ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! About Noura Noura Alsmari is an Enrolled Agent and the founder of Noura's Books, a Tax and Accounting Firm. She has a master's degree in Business Information Technology from DePaul University and 22 years of accounting experience and 15 years of nonprofit experience. Noura’s Books is also a proud silver sponsor of the Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening on August 25th and 25th, 2022. Click here for more information: For the full show notes and freebies, jump over to: please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources
Ep. 226: Where to Find and Manage Grants for Nonprofits
Jul 5 2022
Ep. 226: Where to Find and Manage Grants for Nonprofits
Knowing where to find grant funding sources is so crazy important to win grant funds. But just Googling β€˜grant funding’ is not a good use of your time. In fact, you will go down a never-ending rabbit hole that will lead to a full-time potato chip obsession. Plus, you will waste your time. The other thing that is trying? ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! What We Discuss: Introduction of Foundant Technologies Tammy’s Story with Nonprofit Organizations The Learning Curve to Online Technology for Grant Research The Core of Foundant Technologies in Philanthropy Grant Management Magic Best Practices in Grant Software 3 Most Popular Features in Foundant How Foundations Can Give Out Scholarships Accounting and Running Financial Grant Reports For more information: Foundant Technologies: ------------------------------------------------------ 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources ------------------------------------------------------ Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
Ep. 225: Why Becoming a Nonprofit Consultant is a Good Career Move
Jun 28 2022
Ep. 225: Why Becoming a Nonprofit Consultant is a Good Career Move
Why Transitioning into Nonprofit Consultants is a Good Career Move Do you want to transition into a career by working with nonprofit organizations? If you said, "YES!" then there is more than one job out there for you! One job, often overlooked, is to serve nonprofit organizations by running your own business. ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: ------------------------------------------------------ Many people are attracted to this idea since they are still able be in the charity sector, but are also able to make a profit and work their own schedule. Nonprofit consultants come in all shapes and sizes :) You could be any of the following (or more!): ✨ Grant Writer ✨ Funding Developer ✨ Donor Nurturer ✨ Board Trainer ✨ Strategic Planner ✨ Fundraising Events Coordinator ✨ And so much more... It’s a great thing that Mandy Pearce and Mazarine Treyz come on the podcast to discuss jobs for nonprofit consultants. They have both been nonprofit consultants for well over a decade and share some valuable lessons for those considering moving into this new career path. TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Introduction to Job Opportunities in the Non-profit Sector 3:05 Job opportunities for nonprofit consultants 4:18 How the Great Resignation Has Affected Nonprofit Jobs 5:35 Why Transitioning into Nonprofit Consultancy Could Be Your Next Move 6:06 500,000+ Jobs Open in Nonprofit Sector 8:26 Why Hiring Consultants Can Help Your Nonprofit’s Cashflow
Ep. 224: Do Not Use These Words In Your Grant Proposals
Jun 21 2022
Ep. 224: Do Not Use These Words In Your Grant Proposals
Do Not Use These Words In Your Grant Proposals There are certain words and things that you should NOT include in your grant proposals! I often teach about what to DO in your grant writing (such as in the Grant Writer Master Course), but I haven’t really said, β€œDon’t do this!” Therefore, this episode is dedicated to what NOT to do in your grant writing. #1 Don’t Use Ambiguous Language #2: Don’t Use the Word Very or Rarely #3 Don’t Use Emotional Language #4 Don’t Use Poetic Language #5 Don’t Use Academic Language #6 Don’t Use Too Much Scientific Language There you have it! Those are some tips on what NOT to do when writing grant proposals! For more information: Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources 🀩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
Ep. 223: Tips for Grant Writers to Work Better With Nonprofits Clients
Jun 14 2022
Ep. 223: Tips for Grant Writers to Work Better With Nonprofits Clients
Tips for Grant Writers to Work Better With Nonprofits Clients Communication is key with any relationship. If you are a freelance grant writer, being able to be transparent with your work is key in ensuring that all the grants are getting written on time. If you are a nonprofit leader, getting those documents over to your grant writer is instrumental in making sure the grant gets submitted on time. β€”------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: πŸ‘‰ Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: πŸ€—β˜•πŸ‘‰ Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course to schedule out your year and to increase diverse funding strategies: β€”------------------------------------------------------ Steve Boland, founder of Next in Nonprofits, shares his decades of knowledge and experience about how consultants and nonprofits can best collaborate. What We Discuss βœ… Steve’s Experience with a Degree in Nonprofit Work βœ… How Grant Writers can Collaborate with Nonprofits βœ… Why A Grant Writer Isn’t a Program Manager βœ… Different Types of Nonprofit Clients βœ… Why Grant Writers Might Be Asked to Develop New Projects βœ… How to Handle Nonprofit Organization’s Expectations βœ… Why Weekly Meetings are Key in Collaboration βœ… Why a Grant Writer Consultant can Help a Nonprofit Leader Favor, please? If you love this YouTube channel, would you please do me a favor and subscribe! That way you can easily find videos to advance your nonprofit or consultancy! Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to join the Hub Haven!
Ep. 222: How Much do Freelance Grant Writers Make?
Jun 7 2022
Ep. 222: How Much do Freelance Grant Writers Make?
How Much do Freelance Grant Writers Make? The answer to β€œWhat Can Freelance Grant Writers Make?” can be complex. The thing is, freelance grant writers can earn as much money as they want. ------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ€β€πŸ‘©πŸ½πŸ˜ŠJoin the Grant Professional Mentorship to be in a community of Freelance Grant Writers: πŸ–₯️πŸ”₯ πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” βœ…What is your grant writing experience? βœ… Where are your clients located? βœ… What type of grant writing services do you offer? βœ… What is your confidence in pricing your value? βœ… What are your goals? βœ… What are your expenses? Want more on freelance grant writing? Check out our free training and resources to support you in your freelance grant writing and nonprofit consultancy! To learn more about this episode, click here: learn more about our Mentorship, click here: Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review! If you have any questions, feel free to email holly@grantwritingandfunding.com I’d love to connect with you! βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources
Ep. 221: Lessons Learned as a Nonprofit Executive Director & Nonprofit Consultant
May 31 2022
Ep. 221: Lessons Learned as a Nonprofit Executive Director & Nonprofit Consultant
Lessons Learned as a Nonprofit Executive Director & Nonprofit Consultant Being a nonprofit executive director isn’t always easy or simple. There are definitely challenges that nonprofit executives face, such as: βœ… Keeping focused on the vision βœ… Not mission drifting βœ… Finding money to fund the nonprofit’s programs βœ… Keeping up with payroll βœ… Understanding strategic planning βœ… And so much more… β€”------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: πŸ€—β˜•πŸ‘‰ Want to increase funding strategies for your Nonprofit? Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course to schedule out your year and to increase diverse funding strategies: β€”------------------------------------------------------ It’s a good thing that Dolph Goldenburg, founder of Successful Nonprofits, comes on the Grant Writing & Funding podcast to discuss his lessons learned as an executive director and as a nonprofit consultant. Dolph shares an authentic look at how he suffered burnout and resigned as a nonprofit director. He also shares how taking a sabbatical and traveling are what helped him redirect his journey. This led to his current position as a nonprofit consultant. The lessons he has learned along the way include: βœ… Recognizing red flags βœ… Negotiating with funding sources βœ… Being a value-based consultant βœ… And so much more What We Discuss ✨ 0:00 HERE ✨ 0:53 Grant Reviewer Course ✨ 4:09 Overcoming Burnout ✨ 5:09 How to Know if a Job isn’t a Good Fit ✨ 8:51 Looking Inward into Nonprofit Pain Points ✨ 11:40 How to Look for Signs of Nonprofit Burnout ✨ 13:30 How Being Values-Based Helps to Attract the Right People ✨ 21:53 Why Paying Your Nonprofit Staff a Living Wage is Vital to Nonprofit Health ✨ 23:00 Why Nonprofit Attrition Rates Can Be the Funder’s Fault ✨ 23:30 Why You Need to Not Underbid on a Grant Application ✨ 29:30 How to Renegotiate with a Funding Source ✨ 35:51 Why Talking to Funders is so Important To find out more about Dolph, check out all the show notes here:
Ep. 220: 4 Benefits of Becoming a Federal Grant Reviewer
May 24 2022
Ep. 220: 4 Benefits of Becoming a Federal Grant Reviewer
4 Benefits of Becoming a Federal Grant Reviewer Becoming a federal grant reviewer is so important for the following reasons: #1: Increases your grant writing skills #2: Improves your ability to get grants #3: Increases professional development #4: Increases your income β€”------------------------------------------------------ πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Become a Federal Grant Reviewer Course: Get videos, 57-page federal agency reviewer link Guide, a Workbook, and a CANVA Resume Template! Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources β€”------------------------------------------------------ A crucial way to fast-track your grant writing is to become a federal grant reviewer. You do not have to be a grant writer or have a PhD. You just need to have experience (unpaid or paid) in the subject area of the grant and have the internet. However, every single federal agency has a different application process! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ But what is similar are the benefits that you get from being a federal grant reviewer! A federal grant reviewer is someone (non-federal) who reviews federal grant applications. Why is this beneficial for you as a grant writer? What We Discuss ✨ 0:53 Grant Reviewer Course ✨ 1:10 Federal Grant Reviewer Explained ✨ 2:52 Subject Matter Expert ✨ 5:34 Benefits of Being a Federal Grant Reviewer ✨ 5:42 Learn What Grant Reviewers Experience ✨ 6:11 Why Grants are Denied ✨ 7:22 Increase Professional Development ✨ 7:57 Get a Stipend For more, visit: get the NEW β€œBecome a Federal Grant Reviewer” Course:
Ep. 219: How Much Time to Spend Working In vs. On Your Business
May 17 2022
Ep. 219: How Much Time to Spend Working In vs. On Your Business
Finding out how much time to spend working in your businesses vs. on your business can be overwhelming. Even the most seasoned nonprofit consultants and freelance grant writers can find themselves scratching their heads and working on the weekends to β€œget it all done” (which is impossible). β€”------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ’Œβœ¨ πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: πŸ€—β˜•πŸ‘‰ Want to increase funding strategies for your Nonprofit? Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course: β€”------------------------------------------------------ If you are spending 85 percent of your time on your administration, then it definitely isn’t a good use of your time. You need clients to get paid. In this episode, Mandy Pearce (Funding for Good)and Mazarine Treyz (Wild Woman Fundraising) come on the Grant Writing & Funding podcast show to discuss how to manage your time. You get to hear how these influencers and nonprofit consultants have created systems, plans, and even boundaries. What We Discuss In This Episode: ✨ 4:18 Time Working In vs. On Business ✨ 5:01 Consulting Goals ✨ 8:27 The Upper Limit Problem ✨ 9:57 Business Sustainability ✨ 10:50 Outsourcing Tasks ✨ 12:44 Starting Your Consultancy when Working Full-Time ✨ 22:40 How to Not Compromise Your Values as a Consultant ✨ 25:44 How to Plan Your Services ✨ 26:18 You Can Turn Clients Away ✨ 29:36 Boundaries & Values in Your Consultancy ✨ 34:34 Nonprofit Consulting Conference Sneak Peek For more about the Nonprofit Consulting Conference, presented by Foundant Technologies, visit: more about Mandy and Mazarine, visit: for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener?
Ep. 218: Top Tips from a Researcher: How to Write a Logic Model Template
May 12 2022
Ep. 218: Top Tips from a Researcher: How to Write a Logic Model Template
Top Tips from a Researcher: How to Write a Logic Model Template What We Discuss In This Episode: ✨ What a logic model is ✨ All the elements in a logic model ✨ The difference between outcome and output ✨ How a logic model can help create your evaluation plan ✨ Added logic model samples and examples James Pann received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Pann completed his clinical internship at Nova Southeastern University Community Mental Health Center in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and adult and child psychotherapy. Additionally, he had a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric behavioral medicine at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He also completed a Family Therapy Externship at the Center for Family Studies at the University of Miami. β€”------------------------------------------------------ βœ¨πŸ’Œ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources πŸ’Œβœ¨ πŸ‘‰πŸ’°πŸ–₯️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! πŸ‘‰ Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: πŸ€—β˜•πŸ‘‰ Want to increase funding strategies for your Nonprofit? Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course to schedule out your year and to increase diverse funding strategies: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Dr. Pann has been Principal Consultant of EvalNetwork, a research and evaluation consulting firm, since 2000. EvalNetwork specializes in working with education, health and human service organizations and grant making entities. The firm has worked on a wide variety of projects, from systems of care and other collaborations, to substance abuse, mental health and afterschool programs, with organizations of all sizes. EvalNetwork has worked as evaluator or research partner on local and national projects funded by foundations and government agencies. Dr. Pann is also an Associate Professor at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education where he focuses on teaching program evaluation and conducting research and evaluation projects. Dr. Pann is interested in the use of program evaluation approaches to study and improve educational, health and human service programs. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and an active member of the American Evaluation Association. Find out more at: please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener?