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Free Social Media Template

Free Social Media Template

My Gift to You: Social Media Template – Strategy and Planning Tis the season of giving, and we have gifts for you in this installment of our LINKY Party! The grants profession is often complex, and my grant professional friends and I offer you a special present for the season: five useful tools that will help you develop more compelling and competitive grant proposals. As Heather put it, “If this gift seems like a boring pair of socks to you, remain patient, my Dear Reader: we designed these tools to help you with some of the most challenging aspects of grant…read more →

Art of Social Media

Art of Social Media

The Art of Social Media I love sharing tips and tools to help small business owners, nonprofit organizations and government programs build their social media networks.  I want to share another great resource for anyone using social media: “The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users” by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick. The Art of Social Media is filled with a practical and easy to use information. Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick have given us a map to social media, as it is right now. Whether you are new to social media or you are looking to fast-track your social…read more →

Get the Most Out of a Conference – #GPAConf14

Get the Most Out of a Conference – #GPAConf14

Ways to Get the Most Out of Attending the Grant Professionals Association Conference – GPAConf14 Review the Agenda & Plan   Review the conference agenda and workshops. Find out who is presenting. If you find 2 sessions that you want to attend that are either at the same time or are similar but have different presenters do some homework and research each presenter to get to know a bit more about their perspective and experience. What does your boss, team or others need you to bring back from the conference? Once you have picked the sessions you want to attend…read more →

GPA Conference Walk Run

GPA Conference Walk Run

Don’t Forget Your Walking Shoes!  We are headed to the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) conference in a few short weeks. We are busy preparing for presentations, open houses, social media opportunities, board meetings and many events throughout our time in Portland, OR.   While I am racing around from session to session, event to event I am prone to not drinking enough water, eating too much and not sleeping enough.  I have found that I enjoy a conference AND I am able to keep up the pace when I get back home  – when I take care of myself during my travels….read more →

Grants and Social Media

Grants and Social Media

 Grants and Social Media I believe in the potential of networks, the energy of connections and the power of partnerships to change the world. I believe we can only make significant changes in our communities and our world when we build bridges from government to the citizen, from philanthropy to stakeholder, from corporations to grassroots organizations – connections that leverage our collective experiences, resources and missions to change lives and change our world. Building bridges and networks to address housing, health and environmental challenges has been at the heart of my work for the past 15 years. During that time I…read more →

Successful Grant Management

Successful Grant Management

Successful Grant Management We have been talking about the 8 competency evaluated and examined by the Grant Professional Certification Institute categories on #Grantchat. This past week we welcomed Jane Hexter, aka @GrantsChampion, as our guest on Grantchat for our 6th part in our 8 part series. Jane also covered this topic in our recent Grant Professional links ‘party’ where five GPCs wrote a series of short articles about the 8 competency categories to coincide with our weekly grantchats. Successful grant management starts long before the grant is awarded. Effective grant design, strategic planning and program development are essential elements for successful…read more →

Grant Professional Certified

Grant Professional Certified

In this our third Link Party blog, we’ll discuss the eight competencies of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (the elements upon which the exam for GPC certification are based). Click on the links in this blog for more great information from my esteemed colleagues Jana Jane Hexter, Diane Leonard, Heather Strombaugh and Mark Whitacre. You can also read our two previous Linky Party blogs here and here for more information and additional links. What Your Grant Professional Knows Could be Worth Millions! Do you engage a grant professional – staff or consultant – when you develop your strategic plan(s)? If…read more →