Grants 301: Becoming a Grant Reviewer Session 6 of the Grants 301 Series  A great way to learn how to write better grants is to become a grant reviewer. Grant reviewing can impact your understanding of funders, the grant-making process, and your community. This session will give...

  Federal Grants: Becoming a Federal Grant Reviewer Session 13 of the Federal Grants Series Did you know that most competitive federal grant opportunities are reviewed by a team of peer reviewers? Federal agencies are looking for specific, documented experience in areas related to current grant opportunities. Going...

I have worked in grants development for 26 years (boy, time flies when you are having fun!). Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend my very first Grant Professionals Association (GPA) annual conference. Many would ask, “Really, you are just now attending the GPA conference after so many years in this business?” I am grateful to have joined the team at Assel Grant Services (AGS), where professional development and GPA involvement are high priorities. I started with AGS in late August, and one of my first assignments was to register for the GPA annual conference. There was no question about whether or not I would attend - it was a given that I would. And I am so glad I got this opportunity. It turns out, as I learned from the conference, you CAN teach a “seasoned” grant writer new tricks – tricks that will not only improve their work, but will shift their thinking, make them a better grant writer, and because of some of the topics that were presented, will just make them a better person overall.

    Ethics: Grant Ethics for Consultants Session 8 of the Ethics Series While all nonprofit professionals have many ethical issues to consider as they conduct pre-award and post-award grant activities, grant consultants have additional areas of which to be mindful because they run their own businesses instead of...

      Grants 101 - Basic Grant Management Session 11 of the Grants 101 Series Grant management is a continuum directly related to grant readiness. It points to an organization’s ability to follow through on what it said it would do and follow established best practices for financial, data,...

  Ethics: The Ethics of Program Implementation and Reporting Session 7 of the Ethics Series While ethics must be considered in all stages of the grant lifecycle, the part that most people worry about is program implementation and reporting. Here grant professionals worry about wearing orange jumpsuits because...

    Grants 101 - Grant Ethics Session 10 of the Grants 101 Series All grant professionals experience ethical moments throughout their career. It is our professional duty to guide the organizations we work for on ethical conduct. This conduct extends beyond whether funding can be spent differently than...

Are you a grant expert, or are you just starting out in the grants field? Whatever your level of experience, this Self-Assessment can help you chart your professional development path! [embeddoc url="https://asselgrantservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2021-Grant-Skill-Self-Assessment.xlsx" width="100%" download="all" viewer="microsoft"]...

  Federal Grants: Federal Grant Management - Non-Financial Requirements Session 12 of the Federal Grants Series While most people think of the financial management of a federal grant as the area with the greatest challenges or newest requirements, there are also many non-financial requirements that must be considered...

Poetry for Personal Power (P3) recently received a grant for $100,000 from the Health Forward Foundation Mental Health Fund to support the Stars Among Us program. The Stars Among Us program will match 30-60 peers with a behavioral health peer support specialist for peer support and mentoring in the community. Each peer will receive 25 hours of one-on-one peer support from a trained peer; unlimited access to P3 peer workshops and groups; and access to P3’s trainings, resources, and events such as advocacy events, webinars, the peer information campus (PIC), and connection to community resources. Peer support, including connection and referrals to other community service providers that are part of the peers’ recovery plan, will aid in solving social determinants and will increase the likelihood of success in achieving mental health and substance use recovery milestones.