If you have experience working with local municipalities or associated public agencies, are a consultant, and would be interested in joining a referral network for this type of grants work, please reply to this post with your information and details on your location, specialties, and a list of federal/state grant programs you’ve worked on and types of agencies you’ve worked with.
This post from Anne Davis East, Chief Compliance Officer at Keep Me Tax Free, illuminates better than many things I’ve read when and why your organization should register to solicit charitable dollars from states outside of its own. This is of particular concern when you are requesting grants, as well as when you are sending direct mail and setting up an online donation system on your web site.
In this terrific post on Nonprofit Times, author John Davidoff helps us identify whether an organization is mission-driven or mission-challenged. As he states, “The energy of a mission-driven organization is palpable.”
I agree with each of his assessments. What’s your take?
What else would you add?
Just a quick reminder for those of you who haven’t already registered. Next Monday, we’re expecting record turnout for what promises to be the best GPA MidAtlantic Grants Conference ever. With a smashing lineup of fresh speakers from across the region and the chance to get your headshot taken by a professional photographer from the New York area, what’s not to love?!
I’m eager to see you all there, so be sure to register this week if you haven’t already booked your spot at next Monday’s event!
P.S. If you want to preview this year’s full conference program, it’s now posted online! Print out your copy and plan out in advance which workshops you want to attend. With two keynotes and 20 other workshops to choose from, you won’t have any trouble filling your time with nuggets of wisdom!
I wanted to let you know about two conferences I’ll be participating in during the month of May. They’re both great deals, so if you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 10 — Professional Development Conference, Cincinnati, OH
Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Grant Professionals Association, this half-day conference features a keynote followed by your choice of two breakout sessions. I’m honored to present both the keynote – “Building Relationships, Building Brands” (TM) – and one of the breakout sessions – “The Grant Readiness Audit” (TM). The other breakout session will be led by the venerable Johna Rodgers. She’ll be introducing everyone to the new e-version of the GPC exam!
So it’s a half-day of great stuff, all at rock bottom prices! Attendance is limited, so sign up right away!
I’ll be in town from until May 12, so if you’re in the area, be sure to reach out. I’d love to meet you!
Learn more and register here: http://www.merocune.com/files/flyer_GPACincinnati.pdf
Early Bird registration closes on April 24. Registration closes on May 4.
Monday, May 21 — 2012 GPA MidAtlantic Grants Conference, Monroe Township, NJ
Hosted by the New Jersey and Southeastern PA chapters of the Grant Professionals Association, this full-day conference features two keynotes – one by PSEG Foundation representatives Sheila Rostiac and Vaughn McKoy and one by motivational speaker Debi Silber, a.k.a. The Mojo Coach. Believe me, Debi’s energy is contagious, so if you need a pick me up, you’re guaranteed to get one if you come!
In addition to the keynotes, you’ll have your choice of up to 20 workshops, led by grant pros from throughout the MidAtlantic region, and even a few other parts of the country. In its sixth year, there really is nothing else like it! And since I was a part of the team that helped recruit many of this year’s new speakers (through For GrantWriters Only and other networking), I don’t think anyone will be disappointed! Me – I’ll be presenting “Building Relationships, Building Brands” (TM) again, and one of my project partners – Marti Fisher – will be addressing “The Grant Readiness Audit” (TM).
Again, if you plan to be in town, please let me know! I’d love to get together.
Learn more and register here: http://midatlanticgrantsconference.org
Hope to see you in Ohio or New Jersey!!
Melanie R. Negrin
Community Manager, For GrantWriters Only
Marketing & Funding Development Strategist, Merocune Marketing
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Whether you are leading a class on proposal writing or addressing a potential client’s need to see samples of your work, the question of how to handle a request for writing samples can be a tricky one because of confidentiality issues.
Members of the For GrantWriters Only LinkedIn group provides some possible solutions in this animated discussion on the topic of How to Handle Requests for Writing Samples. Be sure to add your own thoughts!
I’d like to thank everyone who applied to present at this year’s GPA MidAtlantic Grants Conference. Because of you, this conference is going to be one of the best we’ve had yet – with speakers coming from NY, NJ, PA, CT, OH, NV, and more! I’ve already registered, and I can’t wait to see everyone there. I’ll also be presenting that day — May 21, 2012 — on Building Relationships, Building Brands™ for nonprofit organizations.
To see the full speaker line-up and register today, go to http://www.midatlanticgrantsconference.org/schedule.html. I promise you won’t be disappointed! And if you’re coming in from out of town, be sure to let me know so that we can all get together for dinner!
Other ways to follow what’s happening:
- Twitter:@gpamagc or #gpamagc
- LinkedIn: Grant Professionals Association – New Jersey Chapter and
Grant Professionals Association Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Chapter groups