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Using a Grant Calendar to Keep from Going Crazy

I’ve been a freelance grant writer for a long time. One common trait among the organizations I've worked for is their need for a grant calendar. They seem to react in a panic when a grant opportunity arises. It usually happens when they…
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3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make 2017 Your Best Grant Year EVER

I’ve got my nice new planner, all clean with no appointments in it yet. (There are appointments on sticky notes but nothing is written on those beautiful, clean pages yet.) I prefer a paper planner that I can doodle in, take notes in, and…
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3 Lessons Learned the Hard Way and How to Do Better Next Time

If you’re Facebook friends with me, you know I love animals and volunteer for a local animal rescue organization. I write several grant proposals for them every year. Here’s where the lessons start, folks: A good grant opportunity came…
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How to be grant ready!

3 Steps to Getting Grant Ready Think you’re ready to write a grant because you’ve found a great source and know the grant writing format? Well, wait just a minute (or a couple of days, if possible.) If you aren’t grant ready, writing…