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AWE-BUNDANCE

AWE-BUNDANCE

DO YOU HAVE AN AWE-BUNDANCE ATTITUDE?  As a grant professional, I am competitive. In order to ‘win’ millions in grant awards, I must be a tough competitor.  I am driven to win (WIN! WIN! WIN!)  awards for my clients. So, it may surprise you that I also have an attitude of abundance. Outside of the limits of a specific grant award, I have many opportunities where I can see a situation as competitive and limiting, or I can choose to see opportunities for abundance. For instance, I am fortunate to partner with Diane H. Leonard, who co-founded Smartegrants.com with me. Diane…read more →

DATA Act 2015

DATA Act 2015

DATA Act is LIVE!

(Originally posted on grantchat.org )

Did you know there are $600 billion in federal grants and cooperatives agreements distributed annually?

How can government grant makers increase transparency and accountability in the grants management process, while reducing administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse when there are so many agencies, grantees and dollars to track?

That is exactly what the DATA Act aims to address.

BLUEPRINTS FOR GRANTS

BLUEPRINTS FOR GRANTS

We are so excited to share with you the launch of the SmartEGrants Blueprints for Grants Webinar Series! A monthly-themed webinar series, always focused on grants, the SmartEGrants Blueprints for Grants Webinar Series, an affordable professional development opportunity designed for you to engage with Jo Miller and Diane H Leonard, both are  Certified Grant Professionals,  either live or via recording at your convenience and from the comfort of your own office or home.   We’ll be covering a different topic each week during February related to Social Media for Grants. We are covering Social Media for Grants in our first month of the SmartEGrants Blueprints…read more →

Happy Holidays 2014

Happy Holidays 2014

Happy Holidays ! As I celebrate the holidays and reflect back on 2014, I am filled with gratitude for all the blessings that came to me this past year. Blessed to Work with Great People Doing Good  I am so lucky to work as a consultant who helps organizations realize their visions to improve lives and communities. I love helping organizations find funders who share their dreams and who want to invest in making the world a better place.  As a grant developer, it is such a pleasure to get to know new clients and to reconnect with long-standing clients. I am given a great privilege…read more →

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 →