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 →
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 →