Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea

Duarte Blog

Audience Education Presentations Strategy Tips artist artists audience education grant writing nonprofit nonprofits presentation presentations slidedoc slidedocs storytellingSo, you’re a creative person with a big idea.

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Environmental Law Nonprofit, D.C. - Campaign Director (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Social Justice Nonprofit, NYC - Email Marketing (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Contently.org - New Nonprofit Takes on Mission of Investigative Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mission of the foundation is investigative journalism and it's structured as a nonprofit. Will traditional media outlets like The New York Times be around in five years?

Alum award: nonprofit speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

My congratulations to Cynthia Starks, who won an Honorable Mention (nonprofit category) in the Cicero Speechwriting Awards program. Cindy wrote the speech for the President of the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to give in Hanoi last autumn. Title: “Giving Hope A Voice

Boy Scouts et al. - Operating nonprofits like businesses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In THE WALL STREET JOURNAL , Dan Pallotta provides commonsense arguments that nonprofits should be run like businesses.    Nonprofits have to have the institutional self confidence to tell all its constituencies that it has to spend money.

White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

TJ Walker Interactive

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Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

No one ever said work was easy, but for women, the workplace can be an increasingly difficult place. First, the old cliché of the “glass ceiling” is still alive and well in many industries. Second, the fact is that women still earn less than men—77 cents to every man’s dollar, to be exact. Yes, women have to overcome a lot to be successful. Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

What Every Leader Should Know About Nonprofit Practices

More than PowerPoint...

"Google the word 'nonprofit' and you'll get over 40 million results," explained Krista Rye, Marketing Coordinator for the Nonprofit Leadership Institute at Grand Valley State University. For most nonprofit leaders, being overwhelmed with information is not helpful. Enter the online Nonprofit Good Practice Guide. You can find carefully researched and pointedly relevant nonprofit resources organized by topic area.

Don't Sacrifice the Eyes

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Dont Sacrifice the Eyes Yesterday I led a presentation skills training for a group of nonprofit fundraisers. Posted by Sarah Gershman at 9:35 PM Labels: eye contact , face to face , fundraising , nonprofit communication 4comments: Anonymoussaid.

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Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Manner of Speaking

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters … Continue reading → Toastmasters Beck Caitlyn Jenner David Letterman J.K. Simmons Mohammed Qahtani public speaking Tim Cook Viola Davis

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Put this in your pocket for later

Speak Schmeak

If you're a business or nonprofit leader or entrepreneur, you will very likely be doing one of these things, or something similar, between now and April 1. Will you have a speaking engagement between now and April? Will you be: ??Speaking Speaking to the board of your organization? ??Introducing

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Did you get your free gift?

Speak Schmeak

Are you a business or nonprofit leader or entrepreneur who wants to speak at more conferences and events—but submitting speaking proposals is a mind-numbing time and energy drain? Hey peeps! I created a new free offering last year and I want to make sure you got yours!

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Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

TED talks: TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit organization whose motto is “ideas worth spreading.” If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly.

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Your stats are paralyzing your audience

Speak Schmeak

I''m working with a nonprofit project right now where 20 nonprofit leaders are getting training and coaching to develop three-minute "fast pitches." When you''re using statistics in a presentation, it''s really easy to get caught up in the numbers.

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I can't believe I've never taught this.

Speak Schmeak

A lot of entrepreneurs, business professionals and nonprofit leaders WANT to be out there speaking, but they just don't know WHAT to say or HOW to say it. ??????So this is weird.

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Bob has written for political figures, celebrities, heads of nonprofits, and corporate CEOs. On Thursday September 1, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with with renowned author, speechwriter and professor Bob Lehrman. Robert A.

Don't forget the emotional appeal

Speak Schmeak

Dear Lisa: Spring returns to Nonprofit Organization! I would like to thank you for your past support of Nonprofit Organization. Nonprofit Organization has not been exempt from our harsh economic climate.

Giving back, doing what I love

Speak Schmeak

I completed WEV''s Self-Employment Training (SET) in 2004, for a jewelry business I had started after being laid off three times in four years from nonprofits that kept running out of money for my positions.

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Big fish or little fish. what's right for you?

Speak Schmeak

I especially love working with nonprofits, because that's the sector where I spent 16 years and even co-founded my own organization. I know that the work people do in the nonprofit sector comes straight from a place of wanting to improve their communities, straight from the heart.

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The Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - Live interview with Greg Chester

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 How did you shift your mindset to nonprofit? CG: I am frustrated to be living through an era when it is tougher and tougher for funding for nonprofits.  This is at a time when regulations for nonprofits such as serving those with disabilities become more in number.

Is busyness a competition?

Speak Schmeak

Back in the late 90s, after having started and run my nonprofit organization for several years while also working a full-time job, I started noticing a tendency to brag about my busyness. People are busy. People are overwhelmed. People have too much on their plates.

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Raising Your Uncertainty Tolerance with Sara Ross

Speaker Launcher

Her clients have ranged from surgeons, bankers, lawyers, air traffic controllers and engineers to government agencies, nurses, nonprofits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. “No

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How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

For nearly five decades, Rick has been a practicing psychotherapist, personal/executive coach, seminar leader, and consultant to businesses, nonprofit organizations, several United States government agencies, and more.

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No, Your Old Job Isn't Coming Back and Yes, Your Age Is Against You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nonprofit. The dismal plight of the aging worker has been documented by ProPublica. There is more than a 50% chance you will be forced out of your job and a 10% chance you will ever earn comparable compensation, if you land another position. Now, COVID-19 has deepened your employment misery. Like so many other unemployed you could be losing confidence that your former way of making a living will return.

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Payment vs. exposure

Speak Schmeak

I have a soft spot for nonprofit organizations, having worked in the field for sixteen years. I've chosen a couple of nonprofit organizations that I have had connections with for a long time, and for them, I will speak pro bono. You're not a nonprofit organization.

BP Crisis Communication, Pt II – 9 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Put A LOT of money into local nonprofits now. Non Profit Support – When you input the term “BP charity&# or “BP nonprofit&# into Google News, very little comes up. – Give EVERY major animal rights and environmental organization you can nonprofit funding, fly them down, and get them on the ground on your dime to help.

"World of Dance" - Gentle Version of "Shark Tank" for the Performing Arts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A clever public relations agency could represent a corporation or nonprofit associated with wellness and partner with "World of Dance." Last night on NBC's "World of Dance," the all-female group Radiance wowed. 

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Putting things in threes: 2 great video examples from women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Melinda Gates, speaking at TEDxChange on What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola , shares three unexpected lessons she observed while doing her foundation's charitable work in sub-Saharan Africa. We've talked before about why crafting your message in an outline of three points works so well.

June Rent Will Soon Be Due: The Sheriff Doesn't Ring Twice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leasing residential property is a business - not the mission of a nonprofit to provide shelter for human beings. This is capitalism. If the rent isn't paid, evictions happen. And, they are predicted to kick in this June.

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Cover Letters - In the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The majority of those hiring, both in the private sector and in nonprofit, are nervous about a worldwide economic slowdown. "Put in subject head/first line of first paragraph of cover letter 'I want to be your next social media guru.'"

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Maybe Ethics Isn't So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And Stanford's C+Social Group encourages students to do internships at nonprofits versus the tech giants.  The new story in Silicon Valley is an old-fashioned one. The focus is on ethics. 

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New York City and More - Commercial Real Estate in Play (will trophy buildings send wrong message?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the need for cost-efficiency in these hard economic times, reducing the fixed real estate expense is an easy option for businesses and well as nonprofits. "Vornado, one of the city's biggest landlords, told investors … 80 percent of its retail tenants did not pay rent in April and May. Forty percent of its office tenants also skipped payments."  "  - Jennifer Smith, Daily Mail , May 22, 2020.

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Dan Peres Can Publish a Book - Maybe You Shouldn't Do That as Part of Marketing Mix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As professionals, businesses, and nonprofits age, they tend to not pivot, at least not fast enough, to what is effective. Everything changes. That includes the marketing mix.

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When Not Pursuing Career Goals - The Extreme Pain of Professional Limbo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those who continue to focus on progress toward a goal such as being promoted in a nonprofit or be made partner at a law firm. "Since March … a generation of professionals has seen careers enter a state of suspended animation." " -  David Gelles, The New York Times, May 27, 2020. The fallout from COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of professional life. 

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What Bubble? They huffed and puffed and couldn't blow higher ed away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, both the for-profit and nonprofit education sectors are still there, only shifting. Like taxes (which there will be more of with Obamacare) and death, higher education will never go away. 

BP – 11 More Steps

Matt Eventoff

Put A LOT of money into local nonprofits now. No good deed… Non Profit Support –When you input the term “BP charity” or “BP nonprofit” into Google News, very little comes up. Give EVERY major animal rights and environmental organization you can nonprofit funding, fly them down, and get them on the ground on your dime to help. The disaster has taken a turn for the worse today, just as BP put Gulf Coast native and BP executive Bob Dudley in charge of the cleanup effort.

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Fear isn't the reason you avoid speaking.

Speak Schmeak

Not Alex Honnold. Raise your hand if you watched "Free Solo," the documentary about Alex Honnold's untethered climb of El Capitan's 900-meter vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park. Now raise your hand if you watched with one eye closed, hands in front of your face, hiding in a closet!

2019 141

". at least 80 percent of an executive's job is communication," Gene Grabowski, Crisis Guru, kglobal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both their own success and that of the corporation, government agency, or nonprofit. Words. Voices. Body language.    Those are what Gene Grabowski , crisis guru at kglobal public affairs, helps executives focus on. That's really not the tough nut to crack, though.

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12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 launches January 2!

Speak Schmeak

Whether you speak for your job, your business or your favorite nonprofit organization, building confidence is a must. Wouldn't you love to radiate confidence as a speaker?

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Quiz Marketing in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back when, nonprofit Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attracted new members with its quiz about drinking habits. Quiz marketing is nothing new. The list of questions was widely distributed.

Death of Professionalism in the Private Sector - You Better Get It That It's All Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Given the businessing of everything, there is emerging a hunger to search for work in nonprofits. Yesterday, in The Wall Street Journal Sara Randazzo published an article noting that law, along with medicine, has become a business. No longer is either a profession.

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