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

This also means that improving your skill in grant writing, through certification, will be more beneficial in your career as an online grant writer.

And what's also really worth noting, as we look at this, in the fiscal...

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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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Whatโ€™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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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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What Is A Grant Writing Certification and What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

The road to getting a Grant Writing Certification doesn't have to be hard or confusing. I've made this video transcription easy to navigate by adding a table of content for you.

Hey guys, Rodney Walker here, Grant Central, USA, Grant Writers Association and Get Funded with Rodney. I want to talk to you today because a lot of people come my way and they ask me questions like Rodney, “what is a grant writing certification” and “is it required?” And they ask me questions such as, you know, where do I go to get this and all that?

And I want to make some videos to address some of these questions to make it easy for you to be able to understand this whole thing so that it won't...

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How to Become a Certified, Effective Grant Writer

Grant writers are crucial to non-profit organizations. Financial institutions, government agencies, and charitable foundations don’t award grants based on need alone. Your grant writers must speak the language of these organizations and communicate why your non-profit deserves funding.

In a way, your grant writers’ writing ability and convincing power determines whether or not you can secure funding. As such, investing in their skills development is a wise business move for your organization. By helping your grant writers improve, you also increase your chances of securing funding for the causes you pursue.

At Grant Central USA, we offer apprenticeship, coaching, and certification programs to help non-profits upskill their grant writers. Our grant writing training services help you boost your success rate and get the funding you need.

Grant Writing Apprenticeship

Our Get Funded Inner Circle (GFIC) members can be invited to our apprenticeship and coaching programs....

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Are Grant Writing Certifications Worth Your Time?

Okay, I know what I'm about to say may be highly controversial… so BRACE yourself! I want to share with you what I really think about most Grant Writing Certifications.

Truthfully, I think most of them are a waste.

You heard me right… I said, “A WASTE!”

Now, I know what I just said is not going to get me nominated for any grant writing awards now or in the near future.

But, those aren’t important to me… besides, most of those are bias and are NOT given to those that are most deserving, rather those that are most self-serving for the organizations handing out the awards.

I often chuckle when I see awards being passed out to corporate sponsors... I guess the saying is true that you have to pay to play.

So Why Do I Think That Most Grant Writing Certifications Are A Waste?

Well, the are a number of reasons. But, I’ll spare you of my full list because the partial list suffices.

However, before I tell you why I think most of today's grant...

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