Grants 101: Describing the Need Session 4 of the Grants 101 Series In every grant proposal, the writer must convey the importance and urgency of their target population’s needs, problems, and challenges with data and heart. In this webinar, presenter Julie Assel, GPC, and Jennifer Murphy, GPC, start at...

  Federal Grants: Managing the Development of a Federal Grant Proposal Session 5 of the Federal Grants Series Many nonprofits are not successful with federal grants because they do not have the time or expertise to run effective project design meetings. This causes proposals to become rushed at...

I have found that in the world of grant professionals, there doesn’t seem to be much gray area when it comes to logic models. Most of my colleagues seem to fall into the “I love logic models!” camp, but I do know there are a few of you out there (time to fess up) for whom those two words bring feelings of fear and anxiety. I am confessing that I, too, fall into that category. To clarify, my problem is with the process of creating the logic model. I do love and appreciate what logic models achieve and the value of the end result but have always struggled with making my thoughts fit neatly into tidy rows and columns. So, for those of you who also think less linearly and need to see the forest before you examine each individual tree, I have some suggestions that have helped me to alleviate logic model anxiety.

The following training courses are available in 2021 as scheduled live webinars, recorded individual trainings, bundled trainings, and custom scheduled trainings.   Grants 301 Training Series These sessions are designed to provide targeted content for individuals who are really passionate about grants and want to take their skills...

The following training courses are available in 2021 as scheduled live webinars, recorded individual trainings, bundled trainings, and custom scheduled trainings.   Grants 201 Training Series The average nonprofit professional needs more than just initial grant training. Anyone working with grants can analyze their strengths and weaknesses and...

The following training courses are available in 2021 as scheduled live webinars, recorded individual trainings, bundled trainings, and custom scheduled trainings. Cost: $50/session or $400 for the full series To register for the complete series or for individual sessions: Register Now     If you would like to arrange a custom...

    Grants 101: Organizational Readiness Session 3 of the Grants 101 Series Should your organization be applying for grants? Are you grant ready? What does grant ready mean anyway? This session examines the readiness of organizations for grant revenue starting at the top with the board, then it...

Most people who write grants understand basic evaluation tools like tests (pre and post), pre and post surveys which measure a change in knowledge and attitude. But there is a much broader palate of evaluation methodologies and evaluation tools that can be used to paint...

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about relationships. Perhaps it is all the talk of social distancing, self-quarantine, and isolation. As a seasoned grant professional working at my home office for more than ten years, I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever felt “alone.” One might wonder how I could feel lonely with my new “co-workers”; my once-quiet office is now interrupted by two kids, markers, paint, notepads, and maybe even yesterday’s fruit snacks stuck to my desk (don’t judge)! But I desperately miss face-to-face meetings with clients, board and committee meetings, and live trainings that provide valuable in-person adult time to connect and build or strengthen relationships.