Get Funded with Rodney
Well, hello and welcome to the
Get Funded with Rodney show.
I'm your host, Rodney Walker, and I'm thrilled that you
take some time to come and hang out with me.
We're going to have a great time on the day.
I've got some fabulous information for you.
Some information is going to help you.
In fact, today I'm going to be sharing
with you the number one mistake that new
grant writers make when they're applying for grants.
Listen, if you knew, you make sure that you sit down
somewhere, because you definitely need to hear what I got to
say today, because it's going to help you to not make
this number one mistake that most newbies make.
You don't want to keep making mistakes, do you?
I don't want you making mistakes.
So make sure you sit down somewhere and listen
to what I have to share with you.
I'm excited about you being here today.
I'm going to share with you that inspirational boost, that
IQ boost that is going to be coming today from
somebody who knew how to swing a rack.
Can you guess what I'm talking about?
Well, if you can't just hang on,
I'm going to share with you.
And I'm also going to be sharing with
you one thing that you don't know about
me that you probably should know about me.
I'm excited about life.
Are you guys right here excited about life?
I'm just excited about it because it's
been so fun seeing people help.
In fact, we got some new members
that have just joined our GFIC.
I'm excited about you guys, and I'm
excited about there's a school in Arizona.
I'll have to tell you guys about that sometime later.
But they told me that, Rodney, we just
got another $20,000 grant, which makes about two.
So now they're up to about $40,000 and doing good.
And you know what?
That makes me happy because I
know same way we helped them.
We're going to help you today.
So I want you to stay tuned, listen
to what we have to say and take
some notes because it's time to get funded.
Yes, it is time for you, my friend, to get funded.
It's time. Right.
And so let me share with you one thing that
you don't know about me that you probably should.
I've had the pleasure of studying
at USC, University of Southern California,
University of Texas, also Duke University.
But let me tell you, out of all those places
I've had a chance to study, I probably learned the
most from studying and learning in my car.
Yes, in my home, listening to audiobooks and
listening to themes and videos on YouTube.
So what am I trying to say?
It really doesn't matter.
The institution that you study at, it really
matters that you study and that you make
it your business to become a lifelong learner.
That's something that you don't know about me.
I love learning.
I love growing.
And I want to encourage you, my friend, to do the
same because it can change your life in a profound way.
With that being said, let me tell you
about something that you want to know about.
And that's that IQ boost for the day.
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And today's IQ boost is coming from Arthur Ashe.
This is one of my top favorite quotes.
He says, Start where you are, use
what you have, do what you can.
It's a simple quote, but isn't that so powerful?
Sometimes we always make excuses.
I don't want you making excuses. I don't have this.
If I had this, I could do that.
No, I'm not just saying start wherever you are and
use what you have and do what you can.
If you just take that advice today, my friend,
the world is waiting for you to it's yours.
The world is yours.
So go after today and let's make some magic and let's
go on and have that power charge, because I'm going to
be sharing with you that number one mistake that new grant
writers make when they are applying for grants.
Can you guess what it is?
I'm giving you some time right now to kind of
guess, to think, what do you think this is?
Because we all make mistakes.
But there are some mistakes that newbies are
even more prone to make because you don't
know sometime what you just don't know.
And I don't want you walking around in the know.
And that's why I'm so happy that you're here.
You come here.
And this show hopefully helps to keep you in the know.
So have you guessed what that number
one mistake that new grant writers make?
And this is after having worked with numerous grant
writers literally all across the nation, let me share
with you what I've come to find.
I found out that most newbies, they think
that it is just the grant proposal that
determines whether or not they're getting funded.
So what happens?
They completely failed to see the
relational connection with winning grant.
So what happens?
They sent in a grant proposal thinking that
it's all dependent upon that little grant proposal.
And I want to let you know
that that's not the case, my friend.
They're completely unaware of the fact that there are
other things that funders look at when making their
decisions about whether or not to find you.
And let me tell you about one big one.
Big one is the organization's
reputation in the community.
In fact, I know talking to a funder and
the funder was while I was talking to her,
she was going online looking at the reputation of
the organization that I was mentioning.
So with that being said, my friend, I
want you to factor in that funders are
looking at more than just the grant proposal.
You want to do a great job of making
sure that that fact is considered and that you
tighten these things up so that your reputation goes
up and that your organization wins more funding.
There's one more part that I want you
to consider, and that is the fit. Yes.
Is this funder a fit? You know what?
You've got to make me have a fit over here because
you don't know that the funder is looking at the fit.
Is this a good fit for what we want to fund?
So we want to make sure that
you gather that knowledge, gather that information.
Now, that's all the time that I have at
this moment to go into detail about that.
But if you want to learn more about this fit,
whether or not this shoe fits on this foot over
here, I want to encourage you to consider going over
to GFIC or Get Funded Inner Circle, and you can learn more
over at getfundedinnercircle.com
because there will have more time to go into
detail, and I can slow down and share all of
this information with you to help you to win.
Listen, I want to see you win.
I'm tired of seeing you lose.
I don't want to see you lose.
We want to see you win.
You should be up there with the
trophy held up in the first place.
Trophy saying, yes, she did it. She did it.
That's what I want to see.
That's why I want to encourage you, my friend, to go
over it, check out Get Funded Inner Circle, and see
which one of those programs fit the best for you.
And then come hang out with me, because those who
hang out with me, they get funded, my friend, and
I want to see you get funded as well.
I'm excited for you. I'm happy for you.
I want to let you know that we are
now accepting applications for our VIP Business Apprenticeship program.
It's an apprenticeship program where you get a chance to hang
out with me, and I help share with you some of
the ways that I've been able to use to win big.
And I've seen so many organizations and
people with their nonprofits, they weren't winning.
No, they weren't winning, but we started hanging
out and I started working with them.
And before you know it, they started winning.
Some are now making six figures because they've taken
some of my winning strategies and they're using them.
And my friend, you can, too.
I want to encourage you to come and hang out.
And as you hang out, here's what I want you to know.
Know that when we work together,
I'm going to give my best.
And if you are a good fit for this
program, we're going to help you to win.
So here's what I want you to do I want
you, my friend, to make sure that you stay tuned
for our next program because on the next show I'm
going to be sharing with you two big mistakes that
veteran grant writers make when applying for grants.
You don't want to keep making
mistakes even as a veteran.
So with that being said, make sure that
you come and hang out with me.
And until we've need again, my friend,
I want you to be brave.
I want you to be bold.
I want you to be brilliant and take charge.
Grant nation, I'm out of here.
Get Funded with Rodney