5 Steps to Start Your Grant Application The grant opportunity has been announced. You have prepared for this! You have a project plan, you have partners lined up, you have all of your registrations and policies and procedures in place – you are grant ready. What is your next step in the grant application process? We all have our own rituals and processes to get started on the first draft of the grant application. Here is what has worked for me on my federal grants. Read & Rip Read! Download and read everything you can – ALL of the guidelines,…read more →
Celebrating International Grant Professionals Day IGPD LIVE! We’ve got a treat for you! On Friday 20th March at 12 noon EST, five seasoned grant professionals (including yours truly – Jo Miller – and my Smartegrants.com and #Grantchat partner, Diane H. Leonard ) are hosting a live Q&A. So, you have $1,000+ worth of consultants on a live call for an hour who are ready, able, and willing to answer your questions. Couldn’t get better than that, right? We’re open books! We’ll share our journeys, our not-so-secret secrets, answer your questions and celebrate everyone in the world of grants on…read more →
You’re Perfect! Do you have big dreams? Have you set your sights on important goals? Are you leading a team or a project toward a huge deadline? Do you work with passion and integrity to make a difference at work, in your community and at home? I applaud your drive to make a difference, to build great things, and to hold yourself and others to high standards. How often to you face roadblocks, challenges, or even mistakes along the way to achieving those goals? How often does the weight of your workload feel like it is holding you back from…read more →
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 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.
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 ! 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 →