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Grant Writing & Funding

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Grant Writing & Funding
Grant Writing & Funding

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Holly Rustick

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Holly Rustick, Grant Writer Specialist and Nonprofit Guru, reveals all her grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your nonprofit org or freelance grant writing services. Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your nonprofit or freelance work and create a positive impact in the world. Holly has more than a decade of grant experience and secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company. Grant writing, grant research, strategic planning, freelancing, board training, nonprofit fundraising, governance, crowdfunding, online courses, books, and memberships to help you better understand how to crush it for you nonprofit or freelance grant writing company! Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources!

Latest Episodes

100th Episode! How to Create Valuable Content that Brings in Donors & Clients

Hey changemaker! I am so excited about today’s podcast! I know I say that every week, but today is the 100th episode! Can you believe it? Before we even start today I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for listening and hanging out with me on this journey! You are simply amazing! Today, I am paying homage to you and this podcast! You are going to learn about creating content, why it is super important to show your credibility as a nonprofit or consultant, how to effectively tell your story as a nonprofit or creating depth as a consultant, and create a movement for people to be part of! Of course, the content will help build up donors, funders, clients, and/or customers. I will give examples for both nonprofits and consultants for how you can get ahead without overwhelm before 2020 even kicks off. Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest r...

25 MIN2 d ago
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100th Episode! How to Create Valuable Content that Brings in Donors & Clients

099: Do You Just Ask for Money or Do You Tell a Story? Featuring Dan Portnoy of Portnoy Media Group

Check out this week’s interview with Dan Portnoy to learn more about increasing funding through storytelling and to get ready for Giving Tuesday! Bio: Dan is the founder of Portnoy Media Group and the author of The Non-Profit Narrative: How Telling Stories Can Change the World. For over two decades, Dan has worked with the toughest outposts of Fortune 500 companies to get them back on track with big results. He is a sought after to help flesh out ideas, coach teams, and lead senior staff through the digital age. He is a story expert and builds narratives that remove the barriers between traditional cultivation and acquisition. Ready to connect with Dan? FREE course: How To Make #GivingTuesday Amazing Without A Plan... yet! Websites: Portnoy Media Group and Dan Portnoy Podcast: Copy That! Instagram & Twitter: @danportnoy In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: --Dan’s extensive background in nonprofit work --Using the simplicity of storytelling to connect --Assessing a nonprofit’s story, internally and externally --How to make the most of Giving Tuesday --Dan’s FREE course - How To Make #GivingTuesday Amazing Without A Plan... yet! --Why Giving Tuesday shouldn’t be your BIG campaign --The best timing for recurring gifts --Tips for improving your email marketing --Dan’s next book coming soon! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

51 MIN1 w ago
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099: Do You Just Ask for Money or Do You Tell a Story? Featuring Dan Portnoy of Portnoy Media Group

098: How to Make a Nonprofit Fly with Zac Woonsam of Youth Inspiration Nation

Zac shares the ins and outs of his nonprofit while Holly provides TONS OF TIPS for increasing funding and getting more grants! “You have to talk to other people. Learn lessons that they’ve learned already so that you don’t have to make that same mistake.” - Zac Woonsam In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: --The reality of working with nonprofits --The inspiration behind Zac’s nonprofit --How he teaches and encourages middle school kids --The logistics of teaching children how to fly --The downside to giving things away for free --Strategies Zac uses to fund his nonprofit --How to move from foundation grants to federal funds --Tons of practical tips from Holly on getting federal grants --Making connections to increase funding --What to do when you can’t afford a grant writer (don’t miss this!) --Writing a press release to get more visibility *Mentioned in the interview: --Press Release Blog Post: http://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/77 --Press Release Podcast: https://grantwritingandfunding.podia.com/step-by-step-tips-to-write-a-press-release-sample-template “Step 1 - Have a dream. Step 2 - Go big or go home. Step 3 - Work your butt off” - Zac Woonsam Biography: Zac Woonsam is the Executive Director of Youth Inspiration Nation Inc, a non-profit that is dedicated to providing motivation, inspiration, and education through aviation. In a nutshell, he teaches little kids how to fly. Zac founded Youth Inspiration Nation in 2017, and it's been the most painfully brutal, yet amazingly gratifying experience he's ever had. His favorite saying is, "If it was easy, it wouldn't be any fun!" You can find Zac on his website https://inspirekids.us/ or on Facebook and Instagram! @AviationEducation4Kids. You can also help the kids get their wings by making a donation on Giving Tuesday this year! https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-aviation-education-4-kids/ Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

75 MIN2 w ago
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098: How to Make a Nonprofit Fly with Zac Woonsam of Youth Inspiration Nation

097: What You Need to Know Before You Start a Fundraiser w/ Matt Hugg, Founder of Nonprofit.Courses

Matt Hugg’s passion is education, and he has so much to offer nonprofit organizations. Check out Nonprofit.Courses for access to more than 300 FREE courses! “When you’re working with a nonprofit, you get caught in that ‘mission bubble.’ There’s nothing wrong with that, but you need to be able to do more than that. You need to connect yourself out to other resources, whether it’s marketing, human resources, or accounting so that you can actually carry forward your mission.” - Matt Hugg In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: --How Matt got started with Nonprofit.Courses --His extensive background in teaching and online courses --Learning new skills to further your nonprofit’s mission --The diversity in the available courses on his website --Behind the scenes of nonprofits --The basics of successful fundraising --The mathematical formula for fundraisers --Three aspects you MUST cover to have success in raising money --Overcoming the major challenges in fundraising ...

56 MIN3 w ago
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097: What You Need to Know Before You Start a Fundraiser w/ Matt Hugg, Founder of Nonprofit.Courses

096: Raise Funds Without Overwhelm for Your Nonprofit with Beaudy Camacho

If you need some new and fresh ideas on fundraising then you definitely need to check out this interview! You will love Beaudy’s positive, infectious energy!! “Fundraising events should be 1) Safe, 2) Fun, and 3) Profitable!” - Beaudy Camancho In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: -How Beaudy got started with fundraising and why she built her business -The different categories and types of fundraisers, including definitions and examples ---Services ---Events ---Raffle/Sweepstakes ---Games/Contests/Competitions ---Grams/Giveaways ---Products ---Sponsorship/Donations ---Crowdfunding ---Loyalty Programs ---Collection Programs -Save time on fundraising by using expert advice -Tips for planning fundraising events -Unique and memorable fundraiser ideas you can borrow for your nonprofit! -Which fundraiser you should do in November -Creating a fundraising plan for 2020 “Turn your passion into a paycheck!” Biography: Beaudy Camacho is the founder of the events agency Fundforte, with a focus on fundraising, special events, and custom parties. Ms. Camacho has received numerous awards and recognition for her products, services, volunteerism, and support for many causes such as the success and well-being of others, education, arts, and the environment. With the most recent being the Small Business Association's 2018 Home-based Business Champion for the Island of Guam. Plans for the future of Fundforte include giving back to the community through free publications in digital and print and creating a program to bring birthday parties to the less fortunate. The company will soon be providing more digital products, online courses and 1:1 coaching on fundraisers, parties and special events that will assist other event planners, fundraiser coordinators and party promoters or entertainers to become the best versions of themselves. For more information on Beaudy or the Fundforte team, please visit www.fundforte.com where you can find links to all their social media, podcasts, and YouTube channel! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

61 MINNOV 5
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096: Raise Funds Without Overwhelm for Your Nonprofit with Beaudy Camacho

095: 3 Steps for Ultimate Self-Care for Nonprofits

Self-care is vital! But how do we do it? I’d love to hear your ways, so if you have some great ideas, please send me an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com! 1)Plan your week in advance Self-care isn’t just doing nothing, but it is being intentional with your time. If you live in a big rush of overwhelm every week having huge projects that never end, then it is time to start creating your time. Believe me, if you do not sit down once a week and plan out all of your strategic blocks of time to get those projects done, they won’t get done. They will be on your to-do list for waaaay longer than you want. And by being on your to-do list for so long (with little to no forward movement), then they become big looming monsters that grow in size. Just the thought of them starts to stress you out and overwhelm you. Instead, give that goal an end date and then work backward week-by-week writing down one step toward that goal you can accomplish and schedule it in your planner. If you go...

19 MINOCT 29
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095: 3 Steps for Ultimate Self-Care for Nonprofits

094: Trials & Triumph in the First 6 Months of Freelance Grant Writing with Derrick Clark

This is your chance to learn from someone who is 6 months into their grant writing business. Where could you be 6 months from now?! “Writing a grant is like writing a research paper and a business plan together.” - Derrick Clark In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: - Derrick’s military experience - His “why” for getting into grant writing and how he got started - How to use your experiences to develop a niche - Offering free services or volunteering to build relationships - Moving from free services to getting paid - Overcoming the difficult conversations associated with getting paid - Challenges of owning a grant writing business - Hiring freelancers or interns to help you with your business - Being prepared for upcoming grants - Different pitches you can use to make connections and build stronger relationships - Additional services you can offer in your business “Resolve to have an impact on your community.” Biography: Derrick Clark, M.A. Human Services Leadership, owner of DC Resolve Consulting and Proposal Writing. He is an Army Veteran who served 8 years as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne Division, current spouse of an Army Environmental Science Officer. He transitioned from active duty service nearly 5 years ago, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees to begin working with veteran service organizations ranging from homeless veteran and substance abuse case manager to managing regional veteran benefits programs. Derrick recently moved to Honolulu, HI and started a business that provides consulting and proposal/grant writing services to nonprofit organizations. Currently, he works with San Antonio veteran nonprofits writing state grants, local foundation proposals, social media marketing and creating event flyers. Also, he recently began building a relationship with the Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force to find out what needs they have. You can connect with Derrick through his website www.dcresolve.com, via email at dclark@dcresolve.com, or on Facebook @DCResolveConsulting. Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

73 MINOCT 22
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094: Trials & Triumph in the First 6 Months of Freelance Grant Writing with Derrick Clark

093:Growing a Freelance Grant Biz & Lessons Learned w/ Pres. Rodney Walker of Grant Central USA

If you have a grant writing business, or you want to become a grant writer, then this interview is gold for you! “The best way to get to success is through failure, and really, embracing failure” - Rodney Walker In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: - Rodney’s background and how he got started with grant writing - The very first grant that he got funded - At what point in the process do grant writers get paid? - Rodney's onboarding process for new clients - How he got his very first grant writing client - Choosing your ideal client ,and who is not your ideal client - How to provide value to your clients when you're just getting started - 2 big things every business and organization MUST do to succeed - The first BIG mistake Rodney made (and how you can avoid it!) - Should you focus on branding your business or branding yourself? - Is there enough room in the market for new grant writing businesses? - The most valuable investment that you can make in yourself and your ...

56 MINOCT 15
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093:Growing a Freelance Grant Biz & Lessons Learned w/ Pres. Rodney Walker of Grant Central USA

092: What, Why, & How Nonprofits Can Get Money (Not from Grants)

**Get your Free Checklist Downloadable www.grantwritingandfunding.com/90 Are you looking for ways to increase money for your nonprofit, or nonprofits that you work with, that doesn’t include funding from grants? Diversifying streams of income for nonprofits is vital. Many clients, especially start-up nonprofits, may think that grants are the only type of funding that they can get. Today, you are going to learn many ways of creating products for your nonprofit. These ideas may help your nonprofit bring in extra revenue that is for operational funds. Why Nonprofit Products Sell You might say, “Ugh. Not another t-shirt for sale! We are competing with millions of others. Why would anyone buy our product?” The truth is that consumers are spending their money more and more these days, on items that make a difference. Consumers are realizing the power and voice in how they spend their dollars. We’ve seen a huge shift in the #shoppingforgood movement where consumers are comparing brands and shopping for items that are actually impacting the world in good ways. We see the reflection of how consumers are shopping with this conscious shopping in mind, especially among millennials. A really cool online platform is called The Good Shop, where you can shop online for thousands of brands and then choose where you want a portion of the profits to go. These nonprofit causes are vetted and show transparency. It is pretty cool! What Products Sell: Ideas for Goods/Products Backpacks / fanny packs Business Card Holders Coffee mugs / Flasks Cookies / Baked Goods Sweatshirts and sweaters Food Truck! (What, yeah!) Hats and caps Jewelry Luggage Tags Notebooks Phone covers Purses Stuffed animals / plushies Tote bags T-shirts Wallets How Products Sell Start Small You’ll want to start small and test the market. Instead of investing thousands into a food truck or converting a kitchen into a commercial kitchen, maybe you test your cookies on a small scale first. Test out what types of cookies sell and unique recipes. Do a survey Put together some product ideas and ask your followers or community what they like and would purchase! This can easily be some mock-ups of different items and price points. If they won’t buy, make sure you ask them why not without badgering them. The feedback will help with your business design! Get Start-Up Capital There are 5 different ways to get capital to help you with developing the products: Pre-Ordering, Corporate investment, Small Business Administration, Grants, and Crowdfunding campaigns. Now is a great time to create products for your nonprofit. Consumers want to engage with your branding and to shop for good reasons. They need clothes, so why not advertise their ethics on their clothing? This will also raise the reach of your branding as often clothes with a great message or interesting logo can start conversations which lead to sharing the nonprofit’s mission. Please share your different product ideas by tagging us @grantwriting_funding on Instagram! I’m SUPER excited about next week’s post! I interviewed Mr. Rodney Walker, President of Grant Central USA. He is absolutely amazing and has helped secure well over $300 million for nonprofits. He also has a super active community on LinkedIn and is one of the most positive individuals I have ever met! Don’t forget to grab the FREE downloadable from last week’s episode! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

27 MINOCT 8
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092: What, Why, & How Nonprofits Can Get Money (Not from Grants)

091: 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Make Money from Services

**Get your Free Checklist Downloadable https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/90 Today, I'm going to discuss 5 different ways that your nonprofit can make some extra money! 1) General Services: According to MissionBox, a fee-for-service approach for nonprofits is defined as “nonprofit uses its earnings to support its mission and prioritizes benefit to the community over profits. Your organization can grow financial sustainability with a fee-for-service model.” 2) Memberships I see a lot of 501(c)6 nonprofits utilizing the basic membership service approach. For example, a Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, etc. may charge individuals, nonprofits, and corporations a fee to enjoy the membership of the organization. 3) Tuition Fees This is commonly associated with universities, but you could also think of this if your nonprofit is (or can!) offer any knowledge sessions. Nonprofit colleges and schools do charge tuition fees! Just because it is a nonprofit college doesn’t mean it is dirt cheap tuition fees, either! 4) Speaking Engagements / Appearances Your executive director, people who serve on your board of directors, or even some of your volunteers probably have amazing stories! Of course, all won’t necessarily be offered a financial contribution to be speakers, but some might be. Building up to speak at national or international conferences can include a nice side income. But even speaking at local trade associations or chambers can produce some money. 5) Renting out Space Does your nonprofit have a building or physical space? Are you utilizing the space at all times? Well even if you’re not, your are paying for rent 24/7! If you aren’t utilizing the space at all times, you may consider renting out some of that unused space! You could rent out to other nonprofits or individuals to run workshops, AA groups, training, or even baby showers! Maybe your office is closed on the weekends, but a smaller house church would love to rent out your conference room on Sundays? Or maybe you have a beautiful garden area outside (or real quick want to create one!) and you can rent it out for weddings or photoshoots? Don’t forget to grab the FREE downloadable from last week’s episode! Next week, we will discuss developing goods/product ideas for nonprofits to sell that can help bring in even more funding! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

21 MINOCT 1
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091: 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Make Money from Services

Latest Episodes

100th Episode! How to Create Valuable Content that Brings in Donors & Clients

Hey changemaker! I am so excited about today’s podcast! I know I say that every week, but today is the 100th episode! Can you believe it? Before we even start today I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for listening and hanging out with me on this journey! You are simply amazing! Today, I am paying homage to you and this podcast! You are going to learn about creating content, why it is super important to show your credibility as a nonprofit or consultant, how to effectively tell your story as a nonprofit or creating depth as a consultant, and create a movement for people to be part of! Of course, the content will help build up donors, funders, clients, and/or customers. I will give examples for both nonprofits and consultants for how you can get ahead without overwhelm before 2020 even kicks off. Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest r...

25 MIN2 d ago
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100th Episode! How to Create Valuable Content that Brings in Donors & Clients

099: Do You Just Ask for Money or Do You Tell a Story? Featuring Dan Portnoy of Portnoy Media Group

Check out this week’s interview with Dan Portnoy to learn more about increasing funding through storytelling and to get ready for Giving Tuesday! Bio: Dan is the founder of Portnoy Media Group and the author of The Non-Profit Narrative: How Telling Stories Can Change the World. For over two decades, Dan has worked with the toughest outposts of Fortune 500 companies to get them back on track with big results. He is a sought after to help flesh out ideas, coach teams, and lead senior staff through the digital age. He is a story expert and builds narratives that remove the barriers between traditional cultivation and acquisition. Ready to connect with Dan? FREE course: How To Make #GivingTuesday Amazing Without A Plan... yet! Websites: Portnoy Media Group and Dan Portnoy Podcast: Copy That! Instagram & Twitter: @danportnoy In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: --Dan’s extensive background in nonprofit work --Using the simplicity of storytelling to connect --Assessing a nonprofit’s story, internally and externally --How to make the most of Giving Tuesday --Dan’s FREE course - How To Make #GivingTuesday Amazing Without A Plan... yet! --Why Giving Tuesday shouldn’t be your BIG campaign --The best timing for recurring gifts --Tips for improving your email marketing --Dan’s next book coming soon! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

51 MIN1 w ago
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099: Do You Just Ask for Money or Do You Tell a Story? Featuring Dan Portnoy of Portnoy Media Group

098: How to Make a Nonprofit Fly with Zac Woonsam of Youth Inspiration Nation

Zac shares the ins and outs of his nonprofit while Holly provides TONS OF TIPS for increasing funding and getting more grants! “You have to talk to other people. Learn lessons that they’ve learned already so that you don’t have to make that same mistake.” - Zac Woonsam In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: --The reality of working with nonprofits --The inspiration behind Zac’s nonprofit --How he teaches and encourages middle school kids --The logistics of teaching children how to fly --The downside to giving things away for free --Strategies Zac uses to fund his nonprofit --How to move from foundation grants to federal funds --Tons of practical tips from Holly on getting federal grants --Making connections to increase funding --What to do when you can’t afford a grant writer (don’t miss this!) --Writing a press release to get more visibility *Mentioned in the interview: --Press Release Blog Post: http://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/77 --Press Release Podcast: https://grantwritingandfunding.podia.com/step-by-step-tips-to-write-a-press-release-sample-template “Step 1 - Have a dream. Step 2 - Go big or go home. Step 3 - Work your butt off” - Zac Woonsam Biography: Zac Woonsam is the Executive Director of Youth Inspiration Nation Inc, a non-profit that is dedicated to providing motivation, inspiration, and education through aviation. In a nutshell, he teaches little kids how to fly. Zac founded Youth Inspiration Nation in 2017, and it's been the most painfully brutal, yet amazingly gratifying experience he's ever had. His favorite saying is, "If it was easy, it wouldn't be any fun!" You can find Zac on his website https://inspirekids.us/ or on Facebook and Instagram! @AviationEducation4Kids. You can also help the kids get their wings by making a donation on Giving Tuesday this year! https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-aviation-education-4-kids/ Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

75 MIN2 w ago
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098: How to Make a Nonprofit Fly with Zac Woonsam of Youth Inspiration Nation

097: What You Need to Know Before You Start a Fundraiser w/ Matt Hugg, Founder of Nonprofit.Courses

Matt Hugg’s passion is education, and he has so much to offer nonprofit organizations. Check out Nonprofit.Courses for access to more than 300 FREE courses! “When you’re working with a nonprofit, you get caught in that ‘mission bubble.’ There’s nothing wrong with that, but you need to be able to do more than that. You need to connect yourself out to other resources, whether it’s marketing, human resources, or accounting so that you can actually carry forward your mission.” - Matt Hugg In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: --How Matt got started with Nonprofit.Courses --His extensive background in teaching and online courses --Learning new skills to further your nonprofit’s mission --The diversity in the available courses on his website --Behind the scenes of nonprofits --The basics of successful fundraising --The mathematical formula for fundraisers --Three aspects you MUST cover to have success in raising money --Overcoming the major challenges in fundraising ...

56 MIN3 w ago
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097: What You Need to Know Before You Start a Fundraiser w/ Matt Hugg, Founder of Nonprofit.Courses

096: Raise Funds Without Overwhelm for Your Nonprofit with Beaudy Camacho

If you need some new and fresh ideas on fundraising then you definitely need to check out this interview! You will love Beaudy’s positive, infectious energy!! “Fundraising events should be 1) Safe, 2) Fun, and 3) Profitable!” - Beaudy Camancho In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: -How Beaudy got started with fundraising and why she built her business -The different categories and types of fundraisers, including definitions and examples ---Services ---Events ---Raffle/Sweepstakes ---Games/Contests/Competitions ---Grams/Giveaways ---Products ---Sponsorship/Donations ---Crowdfunding ---Loyalty Programs ---Collection Programs -Save time on fundraising by using expert advice -Tips for planning fundraising events -Unique and memorable fundraiser ideas you can borrow for your nonprofit! -Which fundraiser you should do in November -Creating a fundraising plan for 2020 “Turn your passion into a paycheck!” Biography: Beaudy Camacho is the founder of the events agency Fundforte, with a focus on fundraising, special events, and custom parties. Ms. Camacho has received numerous awards and recognition for her products, services, volunteerism, and support for many causes such as the success and well-being of others, education, arts, and the environment. With the most recent being the Small Business Association's 2018 Home-based Business Champion for the Island of Guam. Plans for the future of Fundforte include giving back to the community through free publications in digital and print and creating a program to bring birthday parties to the less fortunate. The company will soon be providing more digital products, online courses and 1:1 coaching on fundraisers, parties and special events that will assist other event planners, fundraiser coordinators and party promoters or entertainers to become the best versions of themselves. For more information on Beaudy or the Fundforte team, please visit www.fundforte.com where you can find links to all their social media, podcasts, and YouTube channel! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

61 MINNOV 5
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096: Raise Funds Without Overwhelm for Your Nonprofit with Beaudy Camacho

095: 3 Steps for Ultimate Self-Care for Nonprofits

Self-care is vital! But how do we do it? I’d love to hear your ways, so if you have some great ideas, please send me an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com! 1)Plan your week in advance Self-care isn’t just doing nothing, but it is being intentional with your time. If you live in a big rush of overwhelm every week having huge projects that never end, then it is time to start creating your time. Believe me, if you do not sit down once a week and plan out all of your strategic blocks of time to get those projects done, they won’t get done. They will be on your to-do list for waaaay longer than you want. And by being on your to-do list for so long (with little to no forward movement), then they become big looming monsters that grow in size. Just the thought of them starts to stress you out and overwhelm you. Instead, give that goal an end date and then work backward week-by-week writing down one step toward that goal you can accomplish and schedule it in your planner. If you go...

19 MINOCT 29
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095: 3 Steps for Ultimate Self-Care for Nonprofits

094: Trials & Triumph in the First 6 Months of Freelance Grant Writing with Derrick Clark

This is your chance to learn from someone who is 6 months into their grant writing business. Where could you be 6 months from now?! “Writing a grant is like writing a research paper and a business plan together.” - Derrick Clark In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: - Derrick’s military experience - His “why” for getting into grant writing and how he got started - How to use your experiences to develop a niche - Offering free services or volunteering to build relationships - Moving from free services to getting paid - Overcoming the difficult conversations associated with getting paid - Challenges of owning a grant writing business - Hiring freelancers or interns to help you with your business - Being prepared for upcoming grants - Different pitches you can use to make connections and build stronger relationships - Additional services you can offer in your business “Resolve to have an impact on your community.” Biography: Derrick Clark, M.A. Human Services Leadership, owner of DC Resolve Consulting and Proposal Writing. He is an Army Veteran who served 8 years as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne Division, current spouse of an Army Environmental Science Officer. He transitioned from active duty service nearly 5 years ago, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees to begin working with veteran service organizations ranging from homeless veteran and substance abuse case manager to managing regional veteran benefits programs. Derrick recently moved to Honolulu, HI and started a business that provides consulting and proposal/grant writing services to nonprofit organizations. Currently, he works with San Antonio veteran nonprofits writing state grants, local foundation proposals, social media marketing and creating event flyers. Also, he recently began building a relationship with the Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force to find out what needs they have. You can connect with Derrick through his website www.dcresolve.com, via email at dclark@dcresolve.com, or on Facebook @DCResolveConsulting. Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

73 MINOCT 22
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094: Trials & Triumph in the First 6 Months of Freelance Grant Writing with Derrick Clark

093:Growing a Freelance Grant Biz & Lessons Learned w/ Pres. Rodney Walker of Grant Central USA

If you have a grant writing business, or you want to become a grant writer, then this interview is gold for you! “The best way to get to success is through failure, and really, embracing failure” - Rodney Walker In this week’s episode, you’ll learn all about: - Rodney’s background and how he got started with grant writing - The very first grant that he got funded - At what point in the process do grant writers get paid? - Rodney's onboarding process for new clients - How he got his very first grant writing client - Choosing your ideal client ,and who is not your ideal client - How to provide value to your clients when you're just getting started - 2 big things every business and organization MUST do to succeed - The first BIG mistake Rodney made (and how you can avoid it!) - Should you focus on branding your business or branding yourself? - Is there enough room in the market for new grant writing businesses? - The most valuable investment that you can make in yourself and your ...

56 MINOCT 15
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093:Growing a Freelance Grant Biz & Lessons Learned w/ Pres. Rodney Walker of Grant Central USA

092: What, Why, & How Nonprofits Can Get Money (Not from Grants)

**Get your Free Checklist Downloadable www.grantwritingandfunding.com/90 Are you looking for ways to increase money for your nonprofit, or nonprofits that you work with, that doesn’t include funding from grants? Diversifying streams of income for nonprofits is vital. Many clients, especially start-up nonprofits, may think that grants are the only type of funding that they can get. Today, you are going to learn many ways of creating products for your nonprofit. These ideas may help your nonprofit bring in extra revenue that is for operational funds. Why Nonprofit Products Sell You might say, “Ugh. Not another t-shirt for sale! We are competing with millions of others. Why would anyone buy our product?” The truth is that consumers are spending their money more and more these days, on items that make a difference. Consumers are realizing the power and voice in how they spend their dollars. We’ve seen a huge shift in the #shoppingforgood movement where consumers are comparing brands and shopping for items that are actually impacting the world in good ways. We see the reflection of how consumers are shopping with this conscious shopping in mind, especially among millennials. A really cool online platform is called The Good Shop, where you can shop online for thousands of brands and then choose where you want a portion of the profits to go. These nonprofit causes are vetted and show transparency. It is pretty cool! What Products Sell: Ideas for Goods/Products Backpacks / fanny packs Business Card Holders Coffee mugs / Flasks Cookies / Baked Goods Sweatshirts and sweaters Food Truck! (What, yeah!) Hats and caps Jewelry Luggage Tags Notebooks Phone covers Purses Stuffed animals / plushies Tote bags T-shirts Wallets How Products Sell Start Small You’ll want to start small and test the market. Instead of investing thousands into a food truck or converting a kitchen into a commercial kitchen, maybe you test your cookies on a small scale first. Test out what types of cookies sell and unique recipes. Do a survey Put together some product ideas and ask your followers or community what they like and would purchase! This can easily be some mock-ups of different items and price points. If they won’t buy, make sure you ask them why not without badgering them. The feedback will help with your business design! Get Start-Up Capital There are 5 different ways to get capital to help you with developing the products: Pre-Ordering, Corporate investment, Small Business Administration, Grants, and Crowdfunding campaigns. Now is a great time to create products for your nonprofit. Consumers want to engage with your branding and to shop for good reasons. They need clothes, so why not advertise their ethics on their clothing? This will also raise the reach of your branding as often clothes with a great message or interesting logo can start conversations which lead to sharing the nonprofit’s mission. Please share your different product ideas by tagging us @grantwriting_funding on Instagram! I’m SUPER excited about next week’s post! I interviewed Mr. Rodney Walker, President of Grant Central USA. He is absolutely amazing and has helped secure well over $300 million for nonprofits. He also has a super active community on LinkedIn and is one of the most positive individuals I have ever met! Don’t forget to grab the FREE downloadable from last week’s episode! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

27 MINOCT 8
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092: What, Why, & How Nonprofits Can Get Money (Not from Grants)

091: 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Make Money from Services

**Get your Free Checklist Downloadable https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/90 Today, I'm going to discuss 5 different ways that your nonprofit can make some extra money! 1) General Services: According to MissionBox, a fee-for-service approach for nonprofits is defined as “nonprofit uses its earnings to support its mission and prioritizes benefit to the community over profits. Your organization can grow financial sustainability with a fee-for-service model.” 2) Memberships I see a lot of 501(c)6 nonprofits utilizing the basic membership service approach. For example, a Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, etc. may charge individuals, nonprofits, and corporations a fee to enjoy the membership of the organization. 3) Tuition Fees This is commonly associated with universities, but you could also think of this if your nonprofit is (or can!) offer any knowledge sessions. Nonprofit colleges and schools do charge tuition fees! Just because it is a nonprofit college doesn’t mean it is dirt cheap tuition fees, either! 4) Speaking Engagements / Appearances Your executive director, people who serve on your board of directors, or even some of your volunteers probably have amazing stories! Of course, all won’t necessarily be offered a financial contribution to be speakers, but some might be. Building up to speak at national or international conferences can include a nice side income. But even speaking at local trade associations or chambers can produce some money. 5) Renting out Space Does your nonprofit have a building or physical space? Are you utilizing the space at all times? Well even if you’re not, your are paying for rent 24/7! If you aren’t utilizing the space at all times, you may consider renting out some of that unused space! You could rent out to other nonprofits or individuals to run workshops, AA groups, training, or even baby showers! Maybe your office is closed on the weekends, but a smaller house church would love to rent out your conference room on Sundays? Or maybe you have a beautiful garden area outside (or real quick want to create one!) and you can rent it out for weddings or photoshoots? Don’t forget to grab the FREE downloadable from last week’s episode! Next week, we will discuss developing goods/product ideas for nonprofits to sell that can help bring in even more funding! Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or watch on YouTube! To share your thoughts: Send Holly an email at holly@grantwritingandfunding.com To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read all of them! Subscribe on iTunes or on YouTube. Looking for more? Follow us on Instagram @grantwriting_funding

21 MINOCT 1
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091: 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Make Money from Services
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