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Holly Rustick, creator of WEGO Consulting, is known as ‘the grant girl’. She’s been on both sides of the grant writing coin – writing them for over a decade as well as managing and reviewing them on behalf of numerous organizations. She also conducts grant training workshops, offers grant-related products, and hosts this podcast. Holding a Master’s in International Political Economy and a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Holly is not only a successful technical writer for federal contract bids but also facilitates fundraisers, crowd funding campaigns and solicits in-kind donations from large corporations. "Grant Writing & Funding" offers you tidbits of tips, advice, and answers about grants and funding. Check out these nuggets! Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for FREE grant writing and funding templates!

Holly Rustick, creator of WEGO Consulting, is known as ‘the grant girl’. She’s been on both sides of the grant writing coin – writing them for over a decade as well as managing and reviewing them on behalf of numerous organizations. She also conducts grant training workshops, offers grant-related products, and hosts this podcast. Holding a Master’s in International Political Economy and a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Holly is not only a successful technical writer for federal contract bids but also facilitates fundraisers, crowd funding campaigns and solicits in-kind donations from large corporations. "Grant Writing & Funding" offers you tidbits of tips, advice, and answers about grants and funding. Check out these nuggets! Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for FREE grant writing and funding templates!
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Holly Rustick, creator of WEGO Consulting, is known as ‘the grant girl’. She’s been on both sides of the grant writing coin – writing them for over a decade as well as managing and reviewing them on behalf of numerous organizations. She also conducts grant training workshops, offers grant-related products, and hosts this podcast. Holding a Master’s in International Political Economy and a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Holly is not only a successful technical writer for federal contract bids but also facilitates fundraisers, crowd funding campaigns and solicits in-kind donations from large corporations. "Grant Writing & Funding" offers you tidbits of tips, advice, and answers about grants and funding. Check out these nuggets! Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for FREE grant writing and funding templates!

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Episodes

047: Scared Silly The Frightening Fundraiser Crash

10/16/2018
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An out-of-control event can impact your fundraiser. Whether that be a storm, your main speaker getting sick, or the power going out. Your job in preparing an event is to set up a contingency plan for anything that you can think of. Think “Plan B” when you are planning out your event.

Duration:00:17:12

046: Why Values Are Important For Your Nonprofit

10/10/2018
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Values are a critical part of your nonprofit organization. Knowing your organization's values is important in decision making, interactions and implementing programs and projects. This often overlooked component has powerful influence on the culture of your nonprofit!

Duration:00:12:41

045: How to Get Volunteers and Board Members to Write Grants

10/5/2018
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While running your nonprofit you find you are in a pickle. You would love to pay a consultant to write your grants, run your crowd funder, develop donors, or spearhead that fundraiser, but you do not have the cash to hire those experts. In today's episode, we are going to show you how to get your volunteers and board members to write grants without YOU having to train them. Get the FREE (non-email demanding) Downloadable Job Description for a Grant Writer by visiting this episode on...

Duration:00:26:44

044 Are You Frustrating Your Volunteers? Eight Ways To Recruit And Retain Volunteers

9/26/2018
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Are you Frustrating your Volunteers? Eight Ways to Recruit and Retain Volunteers for your Nonprofit Volunteers can provide help, support, and manpower for nonprofits. However, does your nonprofit have the necessary processes in place to take full of advantage of your volunteers? Many nonprofits I have come across understand the importance of volunteers and even WANT more volunteers, but unfortunately are not organized enough to really utilize volunteers well for their nonprofits. You may...

Duration:00:19:06

043: How To Find The Best Fit Grants

9/19/2018
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Seven steps to help guide the review of foundations and grant guidelines. Be sure the foundation and your organization are aligned before you pursue funding opportunities. To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at hollywego@gmail.com Share this podcast and blog on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. To get involved with the...

Duration:00:17:05

042: How To Write A Winning Grant Proposal

9/14/2018
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Writing a grant proposal can feel overwhelming. It can be the looming monster in the back of your mind because you know a deadline is coming up, but you just can’t seem to make the time to sit down, read over the application guidelines and start writing. To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at hollywego@gmail.com Share this podcast and blog on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and...

Duration:00:44:43

025: How To Find Grants: What Is a Grant?

4/13/2018
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To find grants, it is first important to understand what they are and what they are not. Let’s start with what they are not. Let me say this very clearly. 1) Grants are NOT free money. I mean, sure if you handle them correctly it is money given to you that you do not have to pay back. Holly, how is that not free money? Well, because you have to spend the money on what you said you were going to spend it on, reach the objectives you stated you were going to reach, and send a report to the...

Duration:00:21:13

024: Data Management Plan

4/6/2018
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First you will want to know what the needs are (through the Needs & Strengths Assessment), identify potential projects, and then evaluate those projects and refine your objectives. Don’t get scared by the term “Data Management Plan” which sounds super academic. Basically what this means is that you need to show: Why you are getting information? What are your project goal(s) What are your objective(s)/ data elements? What information do you desire? What data needs to be collected? Who...

Duration:00:23:33

023: Evaluating Projects

3/29/2018
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“Why should I evaluate a project and why we even talking about that before we just start the project? Can’t I just make the project happen and then look back at it and give my review of it worked or didn’t work?” I hear these types of questions when nonprofits may just want to move. Heck, I asked these same sorts of questions when I was just starting out as a grant writer myself. When we are all pressed for time and ready to go this may seem to make more sense, the ‘do it imperfectly and get...

Duration:00:20:31

022: Developing Projects for Your Nonprofit

3/9/2018
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Where to begin. You have the information of what the need is in the community, now it’s time to establish what your team needs for the the specific project. If you found that there is a huge need for transporting clients to services, what do you need to help overcome the transportation barrier? Would it be possible to create an Uber-like project? By establishing local or regional programs in areas that are easily accessible, giving out bus passes, creating a carpooling activity, connecting...

Duration:00:14:24

021: Needs and Strengths Assessment

3/1/2018
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Are you blaming your beneficiaries on your failed latest project? Did you happen to first conduct a Needs and Strengths Assessment to actually find out what they needed and what was already working? Maybe it's time to take a moment and actually go back to the drawing board. In this podcast, we will look at Why a Needs and Strengths Assessment is vital for your nonprofit, what it is, different methodologies, designs, incentives, and sample size. For more information, check out...

Duration:00:20:42

020: The Key to Success. Annual and Quarterly Planning

2/20/2018
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Annual planning is where it’s at. “Where what is at?” you may be asking. Well, ‘it is the amazesauce productivity that exists for those super successful nonprofits that make you want to drool or cuss at, in trying to understand how they do it. Either way, close your mouth, and realize that you can have the ‘it’s’ too. You can be that super successful nonprofit that others drool or cuss at, by implementing actions. Before you hop up and down, let me tell you nothing crazy successful happens...

Duration:00:09:06

019: Strategic Partnerships for Your Nonprofit

2/16/2018
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Sometimes nonprofits exist inside a vacuum. This is not conducive for sustainability, let alone the chance of survival. The things is, partnerships are resources. Partnerships can literally make the difference between your nonprofit being able to pay the bills or have to shut down. There are different types of partnerships, but all are extremely valuable. ● Comprehensive Service Partners ● Corporate / Funder / Donor Partnerships ● Beneficiary Partnerships I'll be talking about each one of...

Duration:00:12:59

018: How to Get Your Nonprofit from Surviving to Thriving

2/6/2018
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Is your nonprofit stuck in survival mode? Planning is key, but taking the time to do it is where you need to start (refer to GWF 0015 to see how to set a schedule). Once you have taken the time and have reviewed your previous year, it is time to set your goals, objectives, and activities, so you can go from struggling to thriving. So what the heck are the differences between goals, objectives, and activities? Goals are the overarching, comparable to a large globe of aspirational destinations...

Duration:00:13:34

017: Crowdfunding for Your Nonprofit

1/26/2018
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Are you struggling with figuring out how to crowdfund for your nonprofit? Do all podcasts and blogs only discuss how to crowdfund for products? In this podcast Steve Vick, Founder of Nonprofit Ally, discusses how to run a successful crowdfunding for your nonprofit. As executive director for Noble Paws, he has had his own share of crowdfunding and has learned what to do and NOT to do. Check out this podcast if your nonprofit is looking for additional streams of income and are trying to...

Duration:00:37:57

016: Reviewing Wins and Challenges

1/17/2018
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You’ve started your organizational strategic planning, now you are ready to evaluate last year and move into planning for this year. If you haven’t, no worries, just go ahead and listen to episode 0015 on Grant Writing & Funding. Or better yet, visit our website at www.grantwritingandfunding.com/episodes to get the free downloadable to set yourself up for 2018. You may be at the point where you have completed your “Why,” reviewed your organization’s mission and vision statements, conducted a...

Duration:00:18:28

015: Your Agenda for Strategic Planning 2018

1/6/2018
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It’s a new year and you are ready and organized with all your quarters outlined, projects in place, and all fund-raising events set up, right? I mean, you know when you will be applying for grants and have your calendars synced for all employees and board of directors…or do you? Or, like many other nonprofits, you are starting 2018: ● stuck in survival mode ● too busy to make time for planning ● have been meaning to do some research but are preoccupied ● don’t even know where to start as...

Duration:00:23:37

014: Creating Credibility and Culture Part IV: Lead Generator for Nonprofits

12/14/2017
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Lead generators, oftentimes known as free opt-ins or email list builders, are essential for nonprofits. Online businesses have this down to a T and use lead generators on a regular basis. Lead generators are catching on in the nonprofit sector and websites, but some of you still may be saying, “Lead-what?” Just what is a lead generator? Want more information? Check out the full post on www.wegogrants.com or www.grantwritingandfunding.com for your FREE downloadable toolkit.

Duration:00:10:21

013: Creating Credibility & Culture: Part V Branding, Call to Action, and Website Audit

11/22/2017
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Oh boy. That’s right. It’s time to address it. The big W. Your Website. This episode is a nonprofit’s crash course on different types of websites, how to communicate your brand, and what you should NOT do on your website. Nonprofit websites, in particular, can be a little overwhelming and are known for being the cause of one too many headaches. With the prevalent combination of tiny fonts, non-contrasting colors, and a scream to “Give! Give! Give!” with no clear vision of why one should...

Duration:00:21:57

012: Creating Credibility & Culture: Part IV Website Vs. Facebook

10/3/2017
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I know a lot of organizations are only using Facebook pages nowadays thinking websites are outdated and all they need is social media, but that is a very unwise perspective. Why? In this podcast I will share the five main reasons why your organization needs a website and not just a Facebook page(Hint: branding, emails, and credibility). Are you loving this series? Let me know what other questions you have related to grants and funding at hollywego@gmail.com. Also, be sure to subscribe to...

Duration:00:11:03