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Subscribe for weekly insight for the fund development professional, brought to you by, The Grantsmanship Center, the leading provider of grants and fund development training. Topics include: grant proposal writing, fund development, program design, grant management, federal funding, and elements of our Grantsmanship Training Program, available nationwide.
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Episodes

How to win a Grant: Letters of Commitment

4/18/2013
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This Week's Podcast: Letters of Commitment - Good advice: Barbara Floersch sharing her wisdom to help your proposal win a grant Some of our latest trainings below: Competing for Federal Grants Training in Las Vegas, NV May 6-10 hosted by the Financial Guidance Center Essential Grant Skills Training in Dallas, TX May 6-10 hosted by The Dallas Public Library Grantsmanship Training Program in Indianapolis, IN May 20-24 Mental Health America of Indiana Sign up today at ...

Duration:00:06:30

How to win a Grant: Concept Papers

4/11/2013
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This Week's Podcast: Concept Papers and How to Use Them: Barbara Floersch sharing critical information to help your proposal win a grant Our latest grant writing training will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 22-26. Our Host is The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Competing for Federal Grants Training in Las Vegas, NV May 6-10 hosted by the Financial Guidance Center Essential Grant Skills Training in Dallas, TX May 6-10 hosted by The Dallas Public Library Grantsmanship Training...

Duration:00:02:17

How to win a Grant: 8 Reasons You'll Get The Grant

4/4/2013
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This Week's Podcast: 8 Reasons You'll Get The Grant: Barbara Floersch continues sharing critical information to help you win a grant Our latest grant writing training will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Host is The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. How great is that? Sign up today at https://tgci.com/gtpschedule.asp/ Barbara Floersch is also the writer of our latest article "How to Find the Right Funders: A Strategic Approach" available at ...

Duration:00:02:17

How to Get A Grant

8/28/2012
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This Week's Podcast: How To Get A Grant: Barbara Floersch continues sharing critical information to help you win a grant Our latest training will be held in Wichita Kansas September 10-14 Sign up today at https://tgci.com/gtpschedule.asp/ Barbara Floersch is also the writer of our latest article "How to Find the Right Funders: A Strategic Approach" available at http://www.tgci.com/publications.shtml/ The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: ...

Duration:00:04:02

How to Apply for Federal Grants

5/19/2012
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This Week's Podcast: How to Apply for Federal Grants: Barbara Floersch helps you understand the federal grant application guidelines Barbara Floersch is also the writer of our latest article "How to Find the Right Funders: A Strategic Approach" available at http://www.tgci.com/publications.shtml http://www.tgci.com/publications.shtml/ The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: www.tgci.com

Duration:00:08:27

Grant Proposals for Arts and Culture

4/6/2012
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This Week's Podcast: Grant Proposals for Arts and Culture. Listen in as trainers Judith Gooch and Kevin Wiberg sit down to discuss funding for the arts and other cultural projects, and the best ways to adapt your grant proposal. "Understanding Arts & Culture Proposals" is included in the five article series on "Adapting the Program Planning & Proposal Writing Model," available at http://www.tgci.com/publications.shtml http://www.tgci.com/publications.shtml/ Special thanks to Glen...

Duration:00:20:32

"7 Steps to Warding Off the (Mission) Creep" by Patty Hasselbring

2/9/2009
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This Week's Podcast: "7 Steps to Warding Off the (Mission) Creep." The term "mission creep" was originally coined to describe the tendency of military operations in foreign countries to gradually expand in scope, requiring commitment of more and more resources, until the original mission is overshadowed and neglected. Mission creep occurs in nonprofit organizations as well. The article is available for viewing at http://www.tgci.com/newsletter/archives/09_2008_1_3.ASP/ Special thanks to...

Duration:00:04:49

"'Free Money' for Federal Grantees?" by Chuck Putney

1/23/2009
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This Week's Podcast: "Free Money" for Federal Grantees? Every grant proposal professional must at some point respond to colleagues, board members, or volunteers who think a federal grant represents "free money"--that to get tens of thousands, or even millions, of dollars for your cause, all you have to do is send in a proposal. This is an illusion. The article is available for viewing at http://www.tgci.com/newsletter/archives/08_2008_1_2.ASP/ Special thanks to Glen Hansard, Colm...

Duration:00:04:58

"What Is Grantsmanship?"

1/12/2009
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This Week's Podcast: "What Is Grantsmanship?" If you're a proposal writer, chances are you've been given a grants "wish list" and urged to "just go and get the money." Is that grantsmanship? The newly revised and soon-to-be-released version of Norton J. Kiritz's groundbreaking work, "Program Planning & Proposal Writing," defines grantsmanship. The article is available for viewing at http://www.tgci.com/newsletter/archives/07_2008_1_1.ASP/ Special thanks to Glen Hansard, Colm...

Duration:00:03:15

"Direct Mail Fundraising: Testing the Trends," by Fran Jacobowitz and Kay P. Lautman

5/30/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "Direct Mail Fundraising: Testing the Trends". Direct mail fundraising hasn't disappeared in the wake of Internet marketing. Find out how to effectively reach potential donors. Authors, Fran Jacobowitz and Kay P. Lautman of Lautman & Company, a Washington, DC-based fundraising firm, specialize in membership and donor development. This article is excerpted with permission from Direct Response Fund Raising: Mastering New Trends for Results, edited by Michael Johnston....

Duration:00:19:44

"How to Conduct a Focus Group," by Judith Sharken Simon

4/29/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "How to Conduct a Focus Group". Focus groups can be extremely useful for nonprofits wishing to connect with their communities. Author, Judith Sharken Simon, was a senior consultant with Community Services Group of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. This article is excerpted with permission from Conducting Successful Focus Groups, part of the Fieldstone Alliance Nonprofit Field Guide Series. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/How to Conduct a...

Duration:00:20:11

"A Basic Guide to Program Evaluation," by Carter McNamara, MBA, Ph.D.

4/9/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "A Basic Guide to Program Evaluation". You don't have to be an expert evaluator to carry out a useful program evaluation. The author, Carter McNamara, is co-founder of Authenticity Consulting, LLC and founder of the online Free Management Library. This article is excerpted from his Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/A Basic Guide to Program Evaluation.pdf/ The Grantsmanship...

Duration:00:16:55

"One Program Officer's Candid Tips for Grantseekers"

3/17/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "One Program Officer's Candid Tips for Grantseekers". Get an insider's perspective on how foundations operate--and how grantseekers should approach them. This article is adapted from a Grantsmanship Center alumni gathering with Dr. Joel Orosz, a former program director in Philanthropy and Volunteerism at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/One Program Officer%27s Candid Tips for Grantseekers.pdf/ The Grantsmanship...

Duration:00:14:09

"Hard Data/Soft Data: How They Help You Build Strong Proposals," by Norton J. Kiritz

3/3/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "Hard Data/Soft Data: How They Help You Build Strong Proposals". Learn how to determine the best hard and soft data from your organization, and to draw on both for an excellent proposal. Author Norton J. Kiritz, is founder of The Grantsmanship Center. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/Hard Data.pdf/ The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: www.tgci.com

Duration:00:21:46

"Tips for Submitting E-Grant Applications," by Barbara Floersch

2/15/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "Tips for Submitting E-Grant Applications". This series of tips was explored by alumni online in The Grantsmanship Center Alumni Forum. Author Barbara Floersch, is a trainer for The Grantsmanship Center. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/internet.shtml/ The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: www.tgci.com

Duration:00:07:12

"Writing Proposals for Capacity Building," by Susan Chandler

1/25/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "Writing Proposals for Capacity Building". Funders want to improve organizations not rescue them. Make sure you are starting from a position of strength. Author Susan Chandler, is a trainer for The Grantsmanship Center. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/Writing Proposals for Capacity Building.pdf The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: www.tgci.com

Duration:00:13:34

"Tax Deductions for Volunteers," by Conrad Teitell, LL.B, LL.M.

1/4/2008
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This Week's Podcast: "Tax Deductions for Volunteers". Itemizing your volunteer expenses now can pay off in the upcoming tax season. Author Conrad Teitell, partner in the law firm, Cummings and Lockwood, LLC, is also editor of the monthly newletter, Taxwise Giving. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/Tax Deductions for Volunteers.pdf The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: www.tgci.com

Duration:00:05:38

"Employee Evaluation," by Jerry Jensen

12/27/2007
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This Week's Podcast: "Employee Evaluation". Despite unpredictable funding and executive and staff turnover, your organization can build a team to last. Learn how from Jerry Jensen, who served for many years as Personnel Director of the RAND Corporation. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/Employee Evaluation.pdf The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant proposal writing training: www.tgci.com

Duration:00:30:10

"No Mercy from the Margin Police," by Susan Compo

12/6/2007
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This Week's Podcast: "No Mercy from the Margin Police". Thinking about applying for a government grant? Take a minute to listen to this example of how to avoid getting your proposal rejected at a glance. Writer Susan Compo, who filed this report for The Grantsmanship Center Magazine, is currently working on a biography of the actor Warren Oates. This article can be viewed at http://www.tgci.com/magazine/No Mercy from the Margin Police.pdf The Grantsmanship Center, the leader in grant...

Duration:00:05:40

"How to Write a Mission Statement," by Janel M. Radtke

10/9/2007
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This Week's Podcast: "How to Write a Mission Statement". Does your organization have one? Is it still relevant? If you're thinking about drafting or updating your mission statement, tune in to this podcast for guidelines from an expert. Janel M. Radke, the author, served as the first executive director of the Center for Strategic Communications and as vice president for communications for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This article can be viewed at ...

Duration:00:05:49