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Grant Trends 2021: Changes Are In The Air As HHS Seeks To Modernize Grant Management Processes And Systems

Hey, guys, Rodney Walker here of Grant Central USA. I'm over at the Grants Community blog and I just want to bring your attention to a recent post regarding the Office of Management and Budget.

They've officially designated grants.gov as the Managing Agency, the United States Department of Health and Human Services as the Quality Service Management Office for Grants Management.

This means that HHS will be leading the effort to transform the federal government management process from end to end, basically overseeing the grant management process in four areas the pre-award, post-award, and closeout.

Now, what's really important to note about this is a few things.

One that HHS will be working to help, to modernize and improve on the grant development efforts.

And what's also really worth noting, as we look at this, in the fiscal year 2020, the federal government, in response to COVID19, increased funding from $750 billion to over $2 trillion of supplemental funding.

So all...

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Grant Writing For Artists ... Is It Even Worth It or Not?

Grant writing for artists is similar yet different from other aspects of applying for grant funding. In this video, I share some information about being an artist and writing grants from this perspective. This lays the groundwork for how to pursue it.



Hey, my friend Rodney Walker here and just doing a little biking and I decided to take a break and talk to you about this whole thing about Grant writing for artists. Now, I know you may be an artist right now, and I don't know what kind of artist you are, even as you kind of hear in the background. I have somebody playing, and in my mind, that person is an artist as well. 

But in this particular video, I'm going to be sharing with you some information about being an artist and writing grants as an artist. The first thing I want to kind of address in our time is "Is it worth it? Should you be going at the grants and doing grant writing for...

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How a Freelance Writer can Make the Transition to Grant Writer

As a freelance writer, you have control over your schedule and workload. You have the opportunity to work with individuals and organizations from various industries, too. However, this career path offers little job security and financial stability. When work opportunities are scarce, you’ll be left with one-off assignments that barely pay the minimum.

Fortunately, you don’t have to leave the freelancer lifestyle to earn additional income. Grant writing is a good way to bolster your current work. Non-profit organizations are always in need of skilled writers to create proposals to raise money. This line of work allows you to help make changes to the world without leaving the comfort of your home.

What is Grant Writing?

Grant writing is the concept of creating proposals to raise funds for the activities planned by non-profit organizations. These proposals are sent to financial institutions and potential donors in the private sector.

This profession is always in high...

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From A Thought To A Grant Writing Business In Just A Few Months: Special One-on-One Interview with Camille Ricks

  Join me by watching this interview with our special guest Camille Ricks as she reaches her goal. She's the owner and founder of Ricks Creative Agency. Below is the transcription of our interview. Enjoy!


Rodney Walker: Hello, guys. Rodney Walker here of Grant Central USA and today, I'm excited to have a rock star who's doing some incredible things in the grant writing arena, none other than Miss Camille Ricks. Welcome, Camille.

Camille Ricks: Hello, Rodney. Thank you so much for inviting me here.

Rodney Walker: I'm so excited to have you here. And I'm excited about what's going on with you. I've been hearing some incredible things and I'm excited for our listeners to be able to get a chance to hear some of your stories. So tell me this,...

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What’s The Difference Between A Grant Writing Training Vs. A Grant Writing Certification?

 

Hey, guys, Rodney Walker here, I want to share with you what is the difference between a grant writing training versus a grant writing certification? This is a question that I get quite often, so I want to address it. What's the difference? Now, when you have a grant writing training, a training is very specific to what you're trying to learn, and it's really training designed to help you to master a certain type of skill. And whatever the skill is, there are different areas of grant writing. There are so many areas in grant writing. And so when you when you're looking at actually doing this, you want to kind of take into consideration, you know, what is the training that I'm looking to go through? What is it going to be providing me? What exactly is it going to be teaching me? And there, like I said, so many different areas. So one is training you to learn a particular skill.

For instance, that skill may be teaching you how to do an effective grant writing budget, or I may...

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How Can You Become A Certified Grant Writer? Classes, Internship, Mentorship, Apprentices

 

Here's a vlog I did today! The entire transcription is on this page with some additional resources to help you. Enjoy!



Hey there, this is Rodney Walker and I will continue our conversation about what does it take to become a certified grant writer? Where do you go about learning this? How do you become one? Well, the good news is this. There are a lot of ways that you can learn how to become a certified grant writer. And I want to share with you some of the different options that you have.

You know, it's good having options. And I want to explain the different options so that you can kind of see which one works the best for you. Now, here's what I want to say to you about that. Whenever you're thinking about choosing any type of learning, you want to ask yourself some really good questions. Yes. You want to ask not only the institution or the individual that you be learning from,...

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Grant Writing For Beginners: Hacks To Writing A Grant Proposal Like A Rock Star

Here's a vlog I did today in the Grant Writing for Beginners series. The entire transcription is on this page with some additional resources to help you. Remember, we hall have to start somewhere, so just dive in and try the hacks I share in this and other post.



Hey guys, Rodney Walker here with Grant Central USA. Are you a grant writing beginner?  

Yes, a newbie just starting out clueless, not sure what to do. Well, I got some good news for you. I want to help you by sharing with you a growth hack. 

Hacks To Help You Become A Grant Writer

A growth hack to help you to write a grant like a grant writing rock star and get funded. I want to show you some things that you can do right now to start getting some strategies that will help you to win funding things that you can adapt and bring in to your own methodology of writing effective grant proposal. 

Today, I'm going to share with you hack number...

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Grant Writing: Turning a "No" into a "YES" with Your Request for Funding Support

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



Hello, my friend. Rodney Walker here! Grant Central USA. Thank you for joining me. Got some wonderful information to share with you. Just for a few minutes to help you along on your grant writing journey

You Make An Embarrassing Mistake

This episode of Get Funded with Rodney, is designed to help you if you've already been writing grants to do a more effective job, especially if you've done like I've done before, which is uhh, bam! Aww, flat on your face! Yes, I've been there. It's never a good feeling when you write a grant proposal the first time and then you fall flat on your face. 

It doesn't feel good. I had that experience. In fact, not sure if you've heard my story, but when I first started doing grant...

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How An Educator Overcame Her Grant Writing Fears & You Can Too - Interview with Elizabeth Starr

 Join me by watching this interview with Elizabeth Starr. This educator had a desire to learn to write grant proposals for several years. I was honored to be able to help her accomplish her goal. Below is the transcription of our interview. Enjoy!



Rodney Walker Hi there, this is Rodney Walker of Get Funded with Rodney, and I'm super excited today to have a special guest. I'm happy to bring to you, Elizabeth Starr. Elizabeth just recently completed the Rising Star Grant Writing Coaching Program and the Trailblazer program. And I'm excited to bring her to you today. She's coming all the way from Toledo, Ohio. Welcome today, Miss Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth Starr Thank you, Rodney. Thank you so much. 

She's been an Educator

Rodney Walker I'm excited to have you today and have a background. I believe in education as well as in mental health. You were educated,...

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Do Clients Ask If You Are A Certified Grant Writer Or If You Have A Grant Writing Certification?

I've had a grant writing business since 2006. I'm addressing this topic to set the record straight and assist you in making a well-informed decision. Below are the transcriptions from a video talk I did on this matter. 


Hey guys, Rodney Walker here and today I wanted to address the question that comes to me quite often, and that is the question of Rodney:

I want to address that question in this video because this is a question that many of my students want to know because they're thinking about getting this skill and then they're thinking...

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