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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

038 Overcoming Grant Writer's Block

8/14/2018
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Here is the thing. It takes focus to write a grant. But the real thing that it takes is a project. If you do not have a specific project that you know you need funding for, then it’s like trying to paint a picture with rocks. It will be sloppy, awkward, and unprofessional. The grant reviewers will know that you are just trying to make something work and are trying to fit a square into a circle.

Duration:00:15:00

037 How to Become a Grant Reviewer

8/3/2018
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Did you know that you can make money while becoming a better grant writer? What?! Yes, indeed. You can also learn about the federal grant process and meet other specialists. How? By becoming a federal grant reviewer. 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...

Duration:00:12:05

036 Indirect Cost Rate

7/12/2018
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Is your nonprofit including an indirect cost rate in your budget and grant applications? Did you know you can have a maximum 10% indirect cost rate according to federal regulations? Learn why your organization should include this line item to your budget.

Duration:00:21:46

035: How to Embrace Grant Rejection

7/6/2018
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You’ve put your heart and soul into it. You may have lost sleep. You definitely missed the latest Braking Bad episode. Or you paid a grant writer a hefty sum. For all of that, what you got was a mass email that started with the lines, “We regret to inform you…” Your heart plunges and you decide to write off grants for the rest of the year… or for the rest of your life. You might have at some point said, Enough with that foundation / federal grant. I’ll never get it. I get it. Nobody likes...

Duration:00:20:49

034 Leone Rohr On Mind Mapping For Grants

6/27/2018
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Have you been stuck when it comes to writing grants? Leone Williams-Rohr shares her secret weapon of Mind Mapping for your Nonprofit grant writing. Leone is the executive director of a nonprofit, Parents Empowering Parents of Children with Disabilities (PEP) and is CEO of Crafting My Powerful Life. Leone is the executive director of a nonprofit, Parents Empowering Parents of Children with Disabilities (PEP) and is CEO of Crafting My Powerful Life. She started PEP in 2013 after advocating...

Duration:00:42:53

033 15 Creative Ideas To Thank Your Funders

6/21/2018
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Are you getting funding for your nonprofit or project? Yay! That’s amazing! Just don’t forget to give thanks to the funders and donors who are supporting your project. In this episode, Holly shares 15 Creative Ideas to say Thank You to Funders. Are you racking your brain trying to find cost-effective ways to say, "Thank you"? Or, worse yet, did you totally forget to thank those foundations or corporations who gave you a hefty check for a project? Or are you just trying to find different...

Duration:00:17:04

032 Finding Grants On GuideStar

6/14/2018
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Are you getting grants from foundations? Does it feel like an uphill battle of constant rejections? Or are you not even sure where to look? In this episode, we are going to look at a great resource for finding foundation grants and how to find the best-fit foundations to fund your projects; GuideStar.org. GuideStar.org is a great resource as you will see, and it’s free to utilize most of the services. But how do you use it to find the best-fit grants? I'll show you four simple things to...

Duration:00:19:46

031 The Four Best Places To Find Contracts For Your Nonprofit

6/8/2018
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Do you know what the difference is between a contract and a grant? Are you aware that contracts might be able to cover operational costs for your nonprofit in AMAZING ways? Listen to this podcast to find the Four BEST places to find city, state, and federal contracts for your nonprofit. Plus, get pros and cons for each of these places. I know your nonprofit wants funding in diverse ways. Listen to this podcast to find more funding opportunities! Thanks so much for listening! To share your...

Duration:00:22:23

030 GDPR For Nonprofits & Grant Writers

6/1/2018
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In today’s podcast we will talk about what the GDPR is, why it doesn’t just effect the EU, what the impact is on nonprofits and on grant writing consultants, and give you some free downloadable templates. Now, some of you may be scratching your heads when I mention GDPR. Although, if you are in the EU, then you have probably been running around like it’s Y2K. Remember the turn of the century panic? Yep, I hear it’s a lot like that. But chances are, you have seen an increase of emails in...

Duration:00:31:14

027: How To Register On Grants.Gov

5/9/2018
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Grants.gov is the haven for federal grants. Are you registered? Need some tips on all the "pre" enrollments, such as EIN, DUNS, and SAM to then be able to register on Grants.gov. Check out this short podcast on the process and go to www.grantwritingandfunding.com to see the short video on how to apply on Grants.gov and getting the new templates for SAM notarization. Thanks so much for listening! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at hollywego@gmail.com Share this podcast and blog...

Duration:00:20:03

026: Where To Find Grant Opportunities

4/27/2018
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“Obscurity is a bigger problem than money,” quotes Grant Cardone and this could not be truer when it comes to finding grant funding sources. If these funding sources are hidden away in some obscure world to your nonprofit, then this becomes the main root of not having any grant money. If you cannot find the sources that hold the money, then you will never be able to tap into the funding. Thanks so much for listening! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at hollywego@gmail.com Share...

Duration:00:23:56

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...

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