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How To Break Into Grant Writing By Landing The Right Grant Writing Internship


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Are you ready to get a grant writing internship? Well, if so, get ready for how to land the right grant writing internship. We're so excited that you're here on today and going to be looking at grant writing internships, the ins and outs of it. So who is this for? This is for anyone interested in possibly pursuing a career in grant writing and learning more about the ins and outs of grant writing internships and what that entails. It's also going to help you in a number of ways. It's going to help you to learn what an internship is.

Also for you to discover if an internship is right for you and the best places to find these grant writing internships, you can also learn the good and the bad of internships, plus how to make the most of an internship. Once you get it, you can also see what you need to do before you actually get started with the internship, as well as we're going to be looking at some case studies for grant writing interns.

But that said, we can actually help you. But I want you to stick around all the way to the very end, because if you do so, got some great resources, such as the grant writing for beginners and clueless, that's you stick around for that, because I'm going to show you the 12 things that I wish I knew before my first grant, plus I'm going to share with you, a resource on how to become a grant writer. And finally, how to do strategic grant writing, especially for non-profits that have a budget under five hundred thousand dollars.

You don't want to miss it. Who am I? Well, I'm Rodney Walker. I'm the founding president of Grant Central USA, Grant Writers Association, as well as GET FUNDED Inner Circle. I'm also the creator of the iGrantWriters.com site, as well as the grant writing today. I've also created the grant writing that gets funded online course. Had a pleasure of getting a chance to meet some awesome people throughout my career, people who are at the top of their game in their different industries doing wonderful work.

And I'm excited to bring some of their winning ways to our training on today. I've had the pleasure of hiring an inspiring grant writers at every single level. So I'm really happy and excited to be sharing some insight with you today on how you can launch your career in grant writing. But that said, let's dive on in.

What Is An Intern


So what is a grant intern? Well, an intern is the position of a student or trainee who worked in an organization sometimes without paying in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification. And an internship provides you with a wonderful opportunity. It doesn't have to pay on the front end. But remember, it can really pay on the back end if you gain the necessary experience.

But that being said, internships, is it good for you or is it bad for you? How do you know? Well, is it really right for you is what we're going to be looking at. And with that being said, who is internship right for? I have this question come up to me all the time and people want to know.

So I'm going to share with you the only person that can really answer that. And that is. Yes, you guessed it right. It's you. You're the only one that can really answer that question truthfully. And it really depends on your ultimate goal.

So what is your goal? It's a great question for you to consider and depending on what your goal is, your target, your aim, it's going to really dictate to you whether or not this is good for you or not. But for most people, a grant writing internship is a wise choice. And I want to share with you some reasons why. First, it allows you to do the following. It allows you to gain real life experience. It also allows you to test the waters before you actually dive in. It helps you to see if it really is a good fit and it helps you to learn some trade secrets by being an insider.

Since you are on the inside working on actual grant proposals, it helps you to build your resume so that you can now have something to let others know that you've actually done something. Yes, it provides you with samples of actual grants because you're working on actual grant proposals and it also allows you to attain something very important. It allows you to obtain social proof that, yes, this is something that you have some experience in. Most importantly, it helps you gain some confidence. And with that being said, let's take a look at a couple of other things.

Here's another big benefit that many times is overlooked. But I don't want you to overlook it. That's why I'm going to share with you right now. It's actually a tremendous time saver. Yes, you can save a lot of time by going down the road of securing an internship.

And let me tell you what I mean. I've talked to literally dozens of people who have wanted to do grant writing for five or more years. Hear me well, literally five or more years they've been wanting to do it, but never did anything about it.

I'm going to share with you why they didn't make any progress. Here's the reason. Literally, they wanted to, but they don't take action, okay? They wanted to but never took the first step. So what happens? A day becomes a week. A week becomes a month. And then a month becomes a year, that's one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five days later and now five years have passed without getting one step closer to your goal.

And I don't want that to be your story, my friend, because I consider that to be the royal time waster. And we don't want to waste time. I want you not to fall into this common trap, and I want you to really be a person of action. And if you do so, you can accomplish your goal of getting the grant writing internship and actually breaking into this career sooner than later.

But that being said, let me share with you what's possible when you take that first step because you never know where your journey is going to take you. I want to share with you a story from a young lady named Betsy. Now, Betsy has a remarkable story. So let's listen in real quickly and hear what Betsy has to say.

 What Is Possible As A Grant Writing Intern...

Rodney Walker: Hey it's Rodney, I'm here with the Grant Writing that Gets Funded, I'm here with my new friend Betsy, and she was just telling me about this remarkable story when she sought her internship, her very first grant proposal that she was getting ready to write a grant for it. Tell me about this experience.

Betsy: So, you know, they needed something for the intern to do and they gave me this opportunity to look for funding opportunities.

Rodney Walker: Okay.

Betsy: And I found one. So I asked them if they could they said check if they were even eligible. Like okay, you know, do your own thing. I found out we were it was our parks department. They said, how about it? I started doing research, calling up all the departments, getting everything I needed to, no idea what I was doing. But I mean...

Rodney Walker: First time?

Betsy: First time.

Rodney Walker: Never, ever written a grant before?

Betsy: Never. But I looked at it like writing a research paper.

Rodney Walker: Okay.

Betsy: And, you know, we had some grant that had funded the main project, the main park.

Rodney Walker: Okay.

Betsy: So I looked at that, I pulled, I built off of what we had.

Rodney Walker: Okay.

Betsy: I wrote the grant and thought nothing more of it. I thought that was a great learning experience for an intern. Six months later, I get an email saying that we will fund it.

Rodney Walker: How much?

Betsy: Five hundred thousand dollars.

Rodney Walker: Can you believe that? Five hundred thousand dollars. It just goes to show you that even if you're new to grant writing, you can learn this and Betsy is the living proof of it. So make sure that you come to the next Grant Writing that Gets Funded and you might be doing what she did.

Okay, now she had an incredible experience, and I want to make sure I set the record straight. Now, most of you that are listening right now are not going to go out with your first grant and get a five hundred thousand dollar grant.

However, I want to share with you what's really possible and why you want to make sure that you take the first steps because when you take the first steps, it leads to the next steps and the next steps and the next steps. Okay? So be brave and be bold. Be brilliant, take charge, and make a move.

Now, where can you find some of these great places to get started in getting an internship? Well, here's what I want to encourage you to do. First, ideally, I would encourage you to look first, not outward, but to look inwardly.

And I want you to find something that's really close to your heart. What I mean by this is what are you really passionate about? And I really want to encourage you to think about, are there any non-profits in your area that may be addressed, that interest area that you have? Or, do you have a friend that's connected to an agency or an organization that's of interest?

That may be an excellent place for you to actually start.

The Best Places To Get A Grant Writing Internship

In addition to that, I want to make sure that you are not afraid to ask people for help because you never know what one bit of insight or one connection where it might lead to. So ask your friends. And what I'm literally saying is, start with your circle of influence. Start with your family, start with your friends and start with your associates because they may know someone or organization that may be willing to help you.

Another great place, if you're looking to get started and find internship opportunities is to go over to grantwritinginternships.com. If you go there, it will take you over where you can see some internship opportunities that will be readily available for you on the iGrantWriters.com site. And if you go to the GrantWritingInternships.com, it takes you directly to the page that has internships available for people looking for interns. And you can see what opportunities exist. Now, these opportunities don't have to necessarily be in your area because grant writing provides an opportunity for you to connect and do writing and do these internships oftentimes remotely. So go check them out as well.

With that being said, let me share with you another case study of a young lady named Nikki Smith. Now, Nikki actually quit her dead-end job and learn a new skill, and eventually landed a job as a grant writer. She has a very interesting story. I'm not going to play all of it, but I want to encourage you to go later on your own time. And you can listen to our story actually on YouTube to hear the complete story.

But for now, here's her journey. She did our online grant writing training, and she actually desired some extra experience to boost her confidence and skills. So we connect to her with an internship opportunity that was available. She actually did an internship with Danny Glover and Ben Guillory, who are the founders of the Robey Theater Company. So she actually got a chance to do that.

And when she did this internship, it was a great experience for her and she had a great time. I'm not going to be able to share all the details, but I'll just share some of the information with you right now so that you can hear what happened. But let me say this. As a result of doing her internship, she actually ended up getting a job offer to be able to work. Now she's in the Ohio area, but she got an opportunity to possibly come and do work in the L.A. area as a result of doing an internship.

And I'm just, again, sharing with you different experiences to share with you what may be possible. I'm not saying that this is going to happen to you. I'm just sharing with you what may possibly happen or what some other people's experiences have been. So let's listen in and hear what Nikki has to say about some of her experiences. We are going to listen in for about three or four minutes or so, Okay?

Let me just skip past some of this and go right to where you can hear some more of her journey.

Landing A Job After Specialized Training An Apprenticeship


Rodney Walker: Said you did it and you went and got a job in less than how long after you went finishing the class?

Nikki Smith: It was actually the day after I presented that proposal to the class that my current boss called and asked me instead. I think we want to bring you on as a grant writer with us.

Rodney Walker: Wow. That's really something. I mean, and it's really cool because a lot of times, you know when you step out like you did and you take a leap to learn a new skill, there are no promises. But it seemed like based upon your experience doors just kind of open. And what else has happened since that time?

Nikki Smith: Oh, my goodness. Well, let's see, I've done my fifth grant now. And I just found out this past week that one of the first grants I wrote funded for fifteen thousand dollars.

Rodney Walker: Oh, way to go! Give me a high-five! Way to go! Okay, so you went from not know all about how to write grants to make an investment to the rising star. You soar through that program and then you turned around and already helped to raise fifteen thousand dollars and writing five other grant proposals. I mean like, that's great. And congratulations on that. I mean...

Nikki Smith: Thank you.

Rodney Walker: Like that's rock star stuff. I mean, like I love, you know, because what you've done is so cool. You're helping other organizations now to get funded. What does that feel like?

Nikki Smith: Very rewarding because I've been on the other side of grant writing. So it's a company that I the organization that I do grants for is actually a dance arts education organization. And so I know what goes into those programs and what goes into touching the children's lives and the youth of Chicago. So I'm ecstatic that I can help them to continue to do that.

Rodney Walker: I'm excited for you. What was it like when you found out and got word that your proposal was funded for fifteen thousand to take us back to that day? In that moment, what did he call you? Did you get a letter? Tell us about what that looked like?

Nikki Smith: Well, the director of development, Eve...

Okay, guys, I'm a stop right there. But here's some more kudos. I want to show you exactly what that proposal looked like. And I also want to share with you some words from Sinbad that had some encouraging words to say with her as a result. If you can take a look here, you can look at the entire part later on. But he encouraged a couple of people, Nikki, as well as Latoria. And here's a sample of what her proposal looked like. You can kind of get a chance to kind of get a glimpse over here. Let me close that out. And you can see that she has this proposal with Nikki.

And if you haven't already followed these two ladies, I want to encourage you to go on LinkedIn right now and follow these two ladies. Look at the amazing job here with the grant proposal. I mean, for this to be the first grant proposal, I mean, I was just like floored. And I was so happy, so proud of the wonderful job that they did with the proposal. Look at the detail that they placed here. I mean, just an amazing job. And I wanted to say just congratulations on doing such a good job. In fact, I have someone who also wants to say a little something to both of you guys for doing such an awesome job. And let's see what he has to say.

Advice For Monetizing Newly Acquired Grant Writing Skills

Sinbad: Yo, what's up! This is Sinbad here. I want to talk to Latoria and Nikki. I heard you all killed it, 8-week grant writing right program. Going to be able to make money for everybody. Hey, this is what I've been telling you.

Remember, now that the stimulus package is done, they have these grants, and these loans just kind of like grants. People are going to need help filling that kind of stuff out. You should get on this right now because I understand you all smart as hell. You all kick butt in 8-week program. Go out there and make that money back.

Right now, they just signed it. There's a lot of people looking for grants. You know how to get the grant money to keep small businesses alive. So you know what? Put your wares out there. Let people know who you are. Put it up there. That's the key. And I'm glad.

Rodney, I watch the video, man. Brother, I'm glad and happy about what you're doing. Get these people ready to make money and have jobs. But can I just say one thing, Rodney? You had that jacket buttoned all the way to the top, man. Let your neck breathe, Brother. Let your neck breathe. Right.

Okay, now Nikki... Latoria I said it right, right? See, because I got these readers. So I look up the look and read. See, I need a grant to get my eyes fixed, maybe could get a grant from me to get my eyes fixed, Latoria. Okay? Congratulations you all . Glad you all kill it.

Okay, Sinbad, I'm a make sure that I loosen my tie up okay, buddy? So with that being said, let's talk about some of the good and the bad of internships.

Now, there are some upsides and downsides, and I want to be honest with you about what that looks like. Here's the. Good. It's a good way to learn a new skill. Why? Because it's going to allow you to have a cost-effective way to get in-depth training. Think about it. You're going to be learning on the job and giving you more practical experience than you can get from simply taking a class.

Another thing about it is that it's a good way to immerse yourself in what it really means to be a grant writer. So if you're on the fence about "Should I really do this as a career?" This provides you an extra opportunity to get the most realistic way to see what this experience is like. Also, it's an opportunity for you to create a win-win situation, just like you heard a little earlier with Nikki's story, Nikki was able to help her dance company in a tremendous way that she was working with, as well as providing an opportunity for herself to get some satisfaction from doing it.

So it's a win-win because you're helping the organization, but you're learning a skill that you need to learn. So here's what I want to encourage you to think about. And this is why an internship as a grant writer becomes very important. It's going to allow you to actually do the stuff and not just simply hear the stuff. So here's what the Chinese proverb says. It says what I hear. I forget what I see. I remember what I do. I understand. Okay? So we want you to get a great understanding of this.

Now, let's take a look at some of the bad that can happen when with an internship. Here's some of the bad. How bad is if you get an internship where you're only a paper shuffler and I'm encouraging you not to find one of those types of internships. That's why you got to do your homework on the front end and ask some good questions of those that are possibly going to be sponsoring you.

Also interning with someone who knows little or nothing about grant writing, okay? Sometimes I see postings for job listings and I saw one recently and it was for a for-profit organization. Most grants are geared toward those that are non-profit, but sometimes there are some for-profit grants are available. But this was an organization that was a for-profit organization trying to get a grant writer, which may be in most cases is not going to be the greatest fit. So you're maybe going to be working with somebody who knows next to nothing about actually what it means to write a grant. You want an intern and have a learning experience that's going to help you to learn more about grants.

In addition to that, working an internship that doesn't tell you what to do. Show you what to do. Are reviews what you do. You want all of that to happen in your internship to get someone in a place that is going to help you to see what you need to do and be able to review your work. Okay? So we don't want to have these types of experiences. That's why it's going to be very important for you to have a clear understanding on the front end of what you want to achieve. You've got to know where you're going, because as the saying from Lewis Carroll goes, it says, if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. And we want to know exactly where we're going.

With that being said, let's move on a little bit further.

Making The Most Of An Internship

How can you make the most of an internship? Well, here's what you need to do. First, you must be crystal clear on what you want to learn. Secondly, you must invest at least 10 minutes into listing out what you want to learn. So take some time right now to just list out. For ten minutes, what do you want to really get of your experience and make that picture crystal clear for yourself?

In addition to that, you want to speak with a grant professional before to ask them what they think will be important for you to know. So now you get the outside perspective that could be very helpful. Also, you want to share what you're seeking to learn with your internship sponsoring organization so that they know what your expectations are, as well as learning what their expectations are.

You want to keep a journal of your experience. This is going to be a wonderful journey for you. You're going to learn so much, you'll have to overcome some of your fears, some of your doubts because you're going to be learning something new and it's going to be exciting. So you want to journal about the experience. Also, get some training before, during, and after your internship. If you really want to make the most of your experience, if you'll do all of these three, you will maximize that experience. In addition to that, you want to have a target, a targeted goal.

So let's move on. You want to make sure that you network with others during your experience. Getting a chance to bounce off ideas with others who are doing what you're doing. These may be other interns. These may be other professionals. So that's going to be important for you next. Then to join a local or online community of grant professionals and come and visit me over on LinkedIn. I have a group there. The Grant Writers Association has about 15000 members there. Come join us, hangout, talk to other professionals.

In addition, read something weekly to help you get better, because we want to get better each week in the course of your internship. In addition to that, go into your internship from day one with a solid game plan that you will execute to leave a favorable impression. And we want to leave a favorable impression because later on you're going to need a reference. And we want to make sure that we've done an excellent job of doing your very best so that they can leave you with a great recommendation.

So are you going to ask for a letter of recommendation upon the completion of your time? And then in addition to that, but I encourage you to create a LinkedIn profile and get those recommendations also placed there. You want to do all of these things because it's going to be important for you to gain the most from your experience by showing the social proof that helps others to want to believe in you and give you a chance later on the future. Okay?

But that being said, how do you do this? Now, we want to create that LinkedIn profile. Here's a sample of mine on the left that you can see. But if you look over on the right, you'll notice that you can literally ask for recommendations once you've created your profile. And these are a few samples that I have mine. Get as many of those as possible. If you're working with two or three people from your sponsoring agency, get two or three of them to write a recommendation for you. In addition to that, it may be wise for you also to go over and create a free iGrantWriters profile and get those recommendations placed there as well. Even though you're new, even though you're just starting out, you've got to start somewhere.

And I can't even begin to tell you. When I was first doing Grant writing, I had a profile very similar to this. And this is before LinkedIn became big. I had another organization that had an outlet very similar to this, and I put my posts in there. It was free and I actually put my post in there and somebody found me and it resulted in a contract that ends up being twenty-five thousand dollars for a year and they renewed for two years.

So you never know what can happen. They were looking for someone that was really close in their area. You never know what can happen. So go consider doing that as well. Now, what should you do before you start okay? There's some things that we want to get in place on the front end, and I want to go to those with you now. First, develop that game plan. Second, I want you to read a book and I want you to read this book because it's going to help you on the front end to go in with some knowledge versus starting from ground zero.

In addition that, I want you to connect with those grant professionals, as I mentioned earlier, and then I want you to watch and listen to some training, get some grant training before you actually enter in, because if you do so, you're going to be looking at things from a different perspective. Also, set goals for your internship. What do you want to accomplish? Set the goal. If you know that there's something in particular that you want to do, set a goal, put it in writing, get out of your mind, but put it in writing.

In addition, you should go with a developed agreement. Most organizations, when you start work with them, some of them will provide an agreement. What terms are you wanting to develop on? If you don't already have one, I have one over in our Grant Central Store in our breaking through, breaking into grant writing fast training. It's a great training, but. You want to get a development agreement and something that you sign on the front end, because what you don't want to do when you get into these internships is be on a forever internship and you want to set the parameters for how long on the front end, whether it's three months, four months, six months, whatever is going to be. So that is very, very clear.

So with that being said, remember, I have another video later on that you should watch what you should do during your internship and after your internship, okay?

Now, with that said, let me share with you this wonderful lady Brooke Woods and how she overcame some tremendous challenges and some setbacks to become a grant writer. And she went down the path of also doing a grant writing internship. So she had these challenges. And when she first came to me, I never forget she was going through a relationship challenge and was needing to land a job quickly. She told me, hey, I need to learn a job quickly because I don't have I'm gonna need some employment.

And with that being said, she decided to go to our Trailblazers apprenticeship program. And when she did that, she eventually ends up learning about grants and then landed a grant writing internship rather quickly. And then soon thereafter, she eventually landed a job just a couple of months later.

Let's listen in and hear what Brooke has to say firsthand. I'm going to skip over so we can get straight to the meat of it and that you hear that. So let's take a listen real quickly and hear what Brooke has to say. You can listen to the rest of this on your own, but let's hear some of her experience.

Effectively Using An Internship And Training To Launch A New Career

Rodney Walker: First, we just kind of getting started. But what was experience like when you first started going down this road?

Brooke Woods: I think it was pretty simple because I had already read a book, actually, I read a grant writing book and then I reached out to you. So when I was working with you, I was able to just kind of dig deeper than the foundation that I already knew and just kind of was ready with some questions that I needed some more understanding on. And I was working with an internship at the same time to do the grant proposal that I was working on with you. And I think it went really smoothly.

Rodney Walker: That's great. How long did it take you to land that internship that you ended landing and which organization did you end up working with?

Brooke Woods: I worked with Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona and it's only like an hour drive for me. So I was able to actually meet with the executive director there. It was a really great experience working with them. It didn't take me long to get an internship. I used the template that you help me out with in order to communicate with them. And I would say it took maybe a week or two to find someone.

Rodney Walker: Wow. So then you landed and I know that you landed. I remember you coming back and you're like, I didn't do any work on a grant proposal, but it wasn't what most people normally start out with. It wasn't a small foundation. But you started out on a government grant. What was that experience like for you?

Brooke Woods: I mean, I was actually excited about that because I would rather get experience working on the hardest thing possible, especially with resources such as yourself to help me with it. I was like, OK, give me the hardest thing, because then I'll learn the most from it. So I was really happy about it.

Rodney Walker: Yeah and then you dove right in and start doing it. What was the most challenging part for you while you were going through this whole process?

Brooke Woods: The most challenging part was that there were different things on the request for proposal for the government grant that needed to be talked about. And I didn't know all the answers to those questions. So I needed to work as a team with other people in the non-profit agency in order to answer those questions. And they're pretty busy people. So it was a little difficult trying to maneuver, getting all the information in at once, but it all pulled together really nicely in the end.

Rodney Walker: Got it. It's good. So you dove right into it. And I remember you read the book as you made mention, then you started going through the course that online course...

Okay guys, I'm going to stop there. You can check out the rest later. But I just want to let you know. Know what she said. She started at the very beginning and by starting at the very beginning, she read a book. And listen. Now she's graduated into the point of getting a job with another non-profit organization. That real-life experience was very helpful. And I'm so proud of the work that she's doing.

Now, I want to share with you she got an opportunity to get some kudos from Natalie, former Miss Universe. I want you to hear what Natalie had to say, because she had some things I believe to share that not only can be encouraging for Brooke, but also especially encouraging for you on your journey.

So let's listen in. I'm going to skip past that. You can go and look at this later on, on YouTube and get to some of the other parts. But let me skip right to where she has something to say to you as well as Brooke.

Encouragement To Former Intern From Former Miss Universe To Inspire You On Your Journey

Rodney Walker: I've also bought in and as a former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova to share some words of encouragement with our friend Brooke and the rest of you that are out there. Here's what she had to say.

Natalie Glebova: Hello dear Brooke. My name is Natalie Glebova. I'm an author. I'm a winning mindset coach. And I happen to be a former Miss Universe. Now, I want to send you a message to say big congratulations on learning a new skill and on landing a new job. How fantastic is that! Congratulations you are a winner! And I also want to let you know that winners are defined by the challenges that they go through in their life and winners are made by how they choose to overcome those challenges. And you, my dear Brooke, are a winner. You are definitely a winner. Because you have win through challenges. You have chosen to do something about it. You have chosen to learn a new skill and to react differently to the situation and now you are winning. So just remember that whatever you want in life is always available to you if you choose to take action. If you choose to refrain the situation. And if you choose to celebrate all of those small wins you make throughout your day and throughout your life. Congratulations once again! Stay healthy. Stay happy, always be beautiful and sending you lots of love from Phuket, Thailand.

Hey, thanks for those wonderful encouraging words, Natalie. Those were some great words. And it's so powerful because here's the thing. It's really possible to do what you want to do. And I know that she did it and guess what, my friend? You can, too.

But that being said, let's take a look at a couple of other things. If you want to see some more inspiring stories of other people who've done it, go to grantcentralusa.com/rockstar and you can hear more stories as well that will inspire you to do your very best and to reach toward your goals.

With that being said, let's move on. Now, let's recap what's been said about this whole grant writing internship experience. Here's the things that we want to take note of. We said first, is a grant writing internship right for you? And that there was only one person who could determine that and that was you.

I have also share with you why interning could be wise for you. And I said that it allows you to gain experience, test the waters, see if it's a good fit. You can learn trade secrets. You can build your resume, see samples of grants, you can obtain social proof. And most importantly, you can gain some confidence.

I also share with you the importance of starting with your circle of influence, your friends. And remember that if you want to look and find some grant opportunities, you can go over to granwritinginternships.com

I share with you the importance of the good and the bad. We said that there were some good things in internships as well as some bad. That the good that you learn a new skill. You can get the opportunity to do a cost-effective way of diving in deeply. And then it's an opportunity for you to create a win-win situation. Some bad, we said that you also have it bad of being a paper shuffler if you get into that type of internship. But you're not going to get into that type of internship because you, my friend, know too much because you're going to go into the situation knowing what you want.

Also talked about the importance of making the most of your experience that you're going to be crystal clear about what you want. You're going to take the ten minutes to list that what you want to learn before you actually start and speaking with those professionals and all that, connecting with these people, you to be networking, you're going to be getting into local communities. And when you do all of this asking for letters of recommendation, putting that on your profiles, it's going to help you to win. And that's what I want to see you do, my friend. I want to see you win.

And I promise you some free resources to help you win. I promise you information about the 12 things that I wish that I knew before I started writing my first grant proposal and what I would do differently. This is Grant writing for those who are beginners and clueless. I'm going to share with you where you can find that as well as another training if you found what you just listen to very helpful, to share with you. Another training on how to become a grant writer and this a free training as well. And then the strategic grant writing.

Now, you can locate each of these right now, absolutely free if you go over to igrantwriters.com/events and you can sign up for each of these events and gain some great information, okay?

In addition to that, I want to share with you the incredible free gift. If you found all this other information very helpful. Go take advantage of the 800 dollar gift that I give as a part of being a member of our GFIC which is our Get Funded Inner Circle. It's absolutely free. This gift comes along with being one of our members.

And here's a link. If you go over to myincrediblefreegift.com, you can read up all about it. I even have a video that explains more details about it as well.

And then also, if you're interested in getting a place as an intern, maybe you say, "Hey, Rodney, I want to become an intern. I want to get somebody to help me. You don't want to go through all the rigmarole of trying to do it yourself and you want placement?" Well, I have non-profits all the time reaching out to me, looking for good interns. Go over to grantwritinginternship.com, share more information with you about that.
And then finally, if you are just simply looking for those opportunities, remember, go to grant writing internships with an S dot com and you can find all those opportunities and start applying to them directly yourself. All right? Hopefully, that's been helpful for you.

Remember, I want to see you win in your grant writing career. I've been able to do with so many other people. I'm excited you listen in and remember, you can get some amazing results if you will step out and simply take action and do as many others have done, you can win and it is possible.

I want to thank you so very much for taking a moment to watch this with me. And remember, it really is possible. And if you do so, you too can achieve some of the great achievements that you've seen here.

So thanks again for joining me. Go visit me on your social media accounts. Go hang out, please reach out and connect. Let me know how things are going.

I look forward to seeing you the next time. Remember, be brave, be bold, be brilliant, and take charge!


Rodney Walker is today’s leading expert in Grant Development Systems™ and President of Grant Central USA - Grant Writers Association. Learn more about his online grant writing courses today.

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