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My First Grant Proposal for $25K and the Amazing Road This Lead Me To (The Road To Getting Funded)

Here's a vlog I did with the entire transcription on this page with some additional resources to help you.  



Hey guys, Rodney here, Grant Central USA, you know, one of the questions I get all the time is like "Rodney, how did you get started? What made you want to do grants? And how did you end up doing what you're doing with Grant Central USA all over the U.S.?" And so what I've decided to do is just to kind of document and share with you some of my journey. Some of the things that I've done to get to where I'm at. To share with you some of the challenges that I had in getting to where I am and doing what I'm doing and even to share with you some more about what I'm looking to do on this journey. 

So why don't you do me a favor and let's go for a little ride? I'm going to take you to one of my favorite places that I enjoy going to in the greater Pasadena area. And I'm going...

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Why Are You Dealing With Clients Who Don't Value What You Bring To The Table 🤔 As A Grant Business?

 

As a grant writing business, you are likely to encounter clients who do not value your time and services. This can be frustrating and challenging, but it is important to remember that these clients are not worth your time and energy.

There are several reasons why you should avoid dealing with clients who do not appreciate what you bring to the table:

1. They are unlikely to be successful grant applicants. If a client does not respect your time and expertise, they are likely to have similar attitudes towards the grant application process. As a result, their application is unlikely to be successful.

2. You will not ‍ make money off of them. Clients who do not appreciate your time and services are not likely to be willing to pay you for your work. This means that you will not be able to make a profit off of them, and may even end up losing money.

3. They are likely to be difficult clients . Clients who do not respect your time and services are likely to be difficult to work with....

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Grant Writing: How To Write A Grant Proposal Step-by-Step

Never let anything stop you from realizing your goal of writing a grant. This complimentary training will help you to understand the basics of what you need to do to learn how to write a grant proposal with step-by-step instructions. You will also discover the steps you can take to become a grant writer.


Rodney Walker: Hello and welcome to the Grant Writing training. I will share with you how to write a grant proposal step by step. I want to encourage you to dial-in and to really focus and to remove all distractions because I have some valuable information to share with you and our time today.

So with that said, who is this for? This is for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of writing a grant proposal and...

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Is It Hard To Write A Grant?

Is it hard to apply for a grant and write one? You know, yes and no. It's hard when you don't know what you're doing. Just like it was when you were first trying to ride a bike or just like it was when you were first trying to drive a stick shift. 

It was hard. You didn't know what you're doing, but now you can do multiple things at the same time. When you were first trying to ride a bike, you had to have those training wheels. And in that same way, when you're trying to learn how to write a grant, you also need some training wheels as well. 

That's why I want to invite you today to come hang out with me, because I have some training wheels to help train you on exactly how to get funded. 

Now, there were some people just like you who didn't know a thing about grant writing when they first started out, but I was able to show them. And just in case you were wondering, go over to WowTheyDidIt.com and listen and hear some of the people that we've been able to help. ...

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Freelance Grant Writing: What Is It and Seeing If A Grant Writing Career Is Right For You?

Here's a video blog I did today! Grab a seat, and I will share with you some insights about freelance grant writing and what it's all about. Enjoy!



Hey, guys, Rodney Walker here, and today I want to share with you and talk to you about what is freelance grant writing. You know, I talked to a lot of people that are interested in breaking into this field and they're interested in doing grant writing and they're really interested in learning what it takes to really become a freelancer. So I want to talk to you a little bit more about that today, and I want to share some insight with you that can help you on your journey so that you can do this freelance grant writing thing and begin to take it to some new levels and really be able to have an enjoyable career if you choose to do that in this area. So let's just grab a seat. I'm going to get something to drink, if you don't mind, and...

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She Raised Nearly $700,000.00 in Just A Year and a Half - Interview with Elena Esparza

 

Join me by watching this interview with Elena Esparza and I am very excited to talk to her about her success. Below is the transcription of our interview. Enjoy! 



Rodney Walker Hey, guys, this is Rodney Walker, I'm so excited today to bring you Elena Esparza, who's going to be coming to you. She has won some funds and I'm excited. I love bringing to you students who have gotten funding, and she's one of them. Welcome today, Elena. 

Elena Esparza Hello. 

Rodney Walker How are you doing out that way? 

Elena Esparza I am good. It's nice we're still enjoying our summer. 

Rodney Walker Great! You were up in the San Diego area. Tell us the name of the organization that you're working with and tell us about what you do out that way. 

Elena Esparza So I work for the Tampa squad Inhibition Indians. It's a tribal...

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Deadline To Apply For Grant Writing Apprenticeship Is TODAY... Don't Let Your Future Slip Away!

 
Today is the deadline to apply for the March Cohort of the Grant Writing Apprenticeship program. 
 
There have been some fantastic things happening with many of our alumni. Have you heard the remarkable story of Kayla Bey and others like, Camille Ricks
 
Just in case you haven't, feel free to click the link to hear and see how Camille recently learned this skill and took her knowledge to the marketplace, and had over 65 people register for her training
 
Be sure to hear the story that Kayla mentioned about how she went from having a lack of employment to being gainfully  employed because she had a Grant Writing Certification. Now she is writing for grants at home with an estimated value of over $100 million in the last ten months.
 
Timothy Butler lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic but overcame this challenge and went on to earn over $15,000.00 in two months with his grant writing business.  He had...
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Grant Writing For Educators - Where To Start and What You Should Know

In this video, I'm happy to share some information with you today to help you do a more effective grant writing job, especially as an educator. Enjoy!



Hey my friend, Rodney Walker here of Grant Central USA, thank you for joining me. I'm happy to share some information with you today to help you to do a more effective job of grant writing, especially as an educator. 

Are you seeking grants to help your school or your district? Well, I have some information that's going to help you to do a more effective job of that. That said, let's dive on in. 

Grant Writing for Education

What I will share with you in this video, the difference between education grant writing and some of the others and some things that you want to consider as you start applying for grants. The first major difference when we start looking at grants for education is that most of these grants are going to have a different funding source from some of...

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How Can You Benefit From A Grant Writing Certification And Is It Really Important To These Days?

Here's a video blog I did today! The whole transcription is on this page with some additional resources to help you.


  • The Advantage Of A Grant Writing Certification
  • Ways Of Actually Getting Trained

Hey, guys, Rodney Walker here and I'm here to address the issue with you of how can you benefit from a grant writing certification? Can you benefit from grant writing certification? And why would it be important? I want to talk to you about this issue.

If you see some of the other videos that I've done on this topic, you know, I've been looking at what a certification is and we've been talking about that from from top to bottom. And I want to share with you some ways that you can do this. But before that, I want to share with you right now, like, how can you benefit? Can you actually benefit from a grant writing certification? And if so, how so? 

The Advantage Of A Grant Writing Certification

So come on in. Let's grab a seat and let's talk about this. So we looked at the fact that...

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Overcoming Adversity To Become A Grant Writer | She Did It... Kayla Bey

Words cannot express how proud I am of Kayla Bey. When she first came to me interested in learning to write grants, she was already in a dire situation. This young lady demonstrated a dogged tenacity to get what she desired even though her circumstances and conditions could have made the average person give up.

She wasn't going to quit! Even though her situation went from bad to worse. She still wasn't giving up on what she wanted. Even when she had to go to a different state with your son, she didn't give up in a move that seemed to be going backward to keep her head above water.

That's why after having worked with her and sharing my knowledge of grant writing, it does my heart well to see her soar like an eagle in doing what she wanted to do and working on her wealth with her business on the side. Hats off to Kayla Bey... Please join me in congratulating this fighter!


Below is the transcript of the surprise pop-up that happened a few weeks ago. You will also see a video of a...

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