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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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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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Overcoming Tremendous Challenges & Setbacks To Become A Grant Writer + Landing A Job - Brooke Woods

I love seeing the underdog come up victorious. Brooke Woods' story will inspire you because she overcame several challenges and came up victorious to fulfill her goal of learning grant writing and securing a job in this industry in just a few months. I've placed a table of content below to make it easier for you to skip to the section that interest you most.



Rodney Walker This is Rodney Walker, and I'm so excited today to have a very special guest, actually a grant rising rock star who's coming to us all the way from Arizona. I'm happy to have none other than Brooke Woods. Brooke, welcome today. How are you? 

Brooke Woods Hi, everyone. I'm doing well. How are you doing, Rodney? 

Rodney Walker I'm doing great. I've been so excited about this opportunity for us to connect because those are some great...

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The Tale of Two Would-Be Grant Writers

About three years ago, around late winter, I received a call from Laura Stevens*.

She was interested in learning how to write grants to transition into a new career as a grant writer because she had outgrown her current job.

However, she was having difficulty finding anyone who would take her underneath their wings to teach her.

Around the same time, I received an email from Melissa Anderson*, who also wanted to become a professional grant writer and start her own business.

She eagerly asked me several questions about what it took to succeed in grant writing and how I got started. I shared my experience, and she sounded like she was going to step out and do it.

I recently had an opportunity to connect with Laura. I was excited to learn that she had left her old job and was doing exceptionally well in her new role as a grant writer for a small nonprofit in the Midwest.

Melissa, on the other hand, was working for the same employer. She was quite frustrated that she had not...

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Want to Be A Grant Writer? Act On It!

One of the greatest discoveries that I've made in life is realizing that I didn't have to let things happen to me but that I was able to take matters into my OWN hands!

WOW!

Yes, I discovered that life would GO IN THE DIRECTION that I chose for it to go IF I did ONE THING… yes, one thing.

I'll tell you more about that one thing in just a second, but for now let me tell you about a young lady name, Laura Stevens (name has been changed to protect her identity).

Laura recently approached me because she wanted to take matters into her own hands. She was sick and tired of working a job that was going nowhere and she felt like she was just existing.

  • She was doing a lot of what she really didn't want to do it all.
  • She wanted to be a grant writer… BUT there was one BIG PROBLEM.
  • She did not know how to write a grant.

Laura asked me for help.

Normally my busy schedule does not afford me the time nor the opportunity to talk to every individual one-on-one much about ways to...

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SMART and Unemployed

Karen was SMART yet Unemployed.

And for someone who had always tried to plan her life out to the smallest details... this was the worst.

She wondered, "How could I spend so much on graduate school acquiring ALL of these special degrees and credentials and now find myself standing in the unemployment line?" This question and the emotions that came with it were making her sicker by the minute

To make matters worse she had recently had dinner with one of her longtime girlfriends and learn that her son had just finished trade school and was getting ready to make twice what she had struggled to make on her last job.

With her bills stacking up faster and faster by the minute Karen needed to make a move.

But what?

She was too embarrassed to ask any of her employed friends if they knew of any job openings. Her pride kept her from going to the last job fair especially since her former employer had a table at the event. Going back to school at this stage only to get another...

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