Explore All the Options

Well, I love a funded grant proposal!  I should, since I am a passionate philanthropist. This week, I received word that a proposal I had written was funded in the amount of $61,400. This one is particularly interesting and powerful. Firstly, I applied for this grant through numerous entities. Grants, like sales, is a numbers … Read More

How To Find Grants For Youth Development

I enjoy writing grants that help fund youth projects.  In fact, three of my recently funded proposals were for education technology upgrades, a music program and a fire cadet program – all related to youth development and education. Thousands of entities are interested in funding projects related to our children. So where should you begin … Read More

Top 4 Things to Look for in a Grant Writer

I recently read a forum post where a gentleman asked, “I’ve been burned so many times by Grant Writers. Any tips on finding a good one?” Sadly, I’ve heard that before. There are steps you can take to ensure you’re hiring a person of utmost integrity. Here are four things to look for. A recently … Read More

Grant Writing: 4 Answers to Common Questions

The average person is uncertain about the grant writer’s role.  Case in point…”What exactly do you do?” a kind soul wonders. “I write grant proposals to help fund philanthropic programs, government agencies and community projects,” I respond. After pondering for a moment, the kind soul asks, “Can you write me a grant for paying my … Read More

A Picture’s Worth

A happy girl, enjoying nature and celebrating life with balloons – that’s how I feel right now! I have so many things to be grateful for. I was searching for a marketing photo for a promotion I’m involved in. But I came across this one, and felt compelled to share. Children are so adaptable and … Read More

My “New” Piano

I have been an accomplished pianist and piano teacher for many years. I started taking piano lessons at the age of 4, and it fit me like a glove. In fact, you should check out my music site! Music is not just part of my life – it nearly defines my life.  When I moved … Read More

Guess What Happened Today?

I am so excited, I can’t even deal…For the first time EVER, two of my grant proposals were funded on the same day!  One of the things we Proposal Writers are use to is waiting – waiting for documents, waiting for approval, waiting for a grant application to open, waiting for a response to our … Read More

Control What You Can

When it comes to personal relationships, the biggest challenges in my life have always come when I step out of my realm of control.  There are only two things we humans can control: our own attitudes and our own actions.  It’s a hard concept to accept, but once we embrace it, life becomes more enjoyable. … Read More

Someone’s Lack of Planning, Again

So, today’s workplaces, including home offices, are not islands. The realm of business is global and people work together inside a team. I like it! What I don’t like is when a team member drops the ball, forcing someone else to pick up slack. Sorry, but that is unacceptable behavior. I’m not talking about the … Read More