Well, hello, and welcome to
the Schools Winning Grants show.
I'm your host, Rodney Walker, and
I'm thrilled to be here.
Are you thrilled to be here?
I hope you are, because we're
going to have a great time.
I'm going to share some great information with you that's
going to help you to continue to win that money.
That money is waiting, and I'm waiting just like you're
waiting for you to take the necessary actions so that
we can bring some more funds to your school.
I'm excited because I know I have a winning recipe.
And if you'll just follow the
recipe, you will eventually clash.
I said clash. Hey, guys.
I said clash. Your cash. Yes.
I want you to cash, not clash.
I want you to clash.
I said it again.
I want them to cash in on that money.
That's what we're going to do.
We're going to cash in on that money so
that you can bring some more funds and resources
to your school and do more good.
And on today's show, I'm going to be sharing
with you more information about why clarity matters for
schools wanting to secure more grant money. Yes.
For those who want to maximize their grant funding, that's
what we're going to be talking about on today.
We're going to have a good time with it.
I hope that you have your team.
Do you have your team in place yet?
We've been talking about doing grant writing, and I said
on the last episode that one of those five keys
were that you had to have a team.
Teamwork helps to bring in maximum funding.
If we don't have a team, we don't win
the way we have the possibilities of winning.
And I want you to win as much funds
as you possibly can because your school deserves it.
And the children and the young people
that you're working with, they deserve it.
So we want to make sure that we do our best.
And I remember when I was in school going on
those field trips, do you remember those field trips?
I never forget we went on a field trip.
And I don't know if it was an Orchestra or
some type of opera or some type of dance performance,
but I remember different ones that we went to.
I remember catching the bus, all the kids
getting on those big yellow school buses, going
downtown, and just the sheer adventure of getting
out of the classroom and going somewhere else.
It just kind of opened
up the whole educational experience.
And that memory still lives with me.
That's why I want to see more funds come to your
school so you can go into one of those field trips
so that you can go out and do some of those
explorations that allow the educational experience to be heightened.
That's what I'm hoping for you.
So let's take a look today and let's look
at what we're going to be talking about?
We're talking about clarity.
Now let's talk about clarity for a second.
What in the world is clarity?
Clarity is the quality of
being coherent and intelligible. Okay.
So when we start talking about clarity, we're thinking
more of something that is clear and lucid.
It needs to be intelligible so that we can make
sense of what it is that we really want and
know how to get to where we're trying to go.
Now, have you ever drove your car in a fog? Yes.
You know, when it's real foggy, you start slowing down.
Because you can't see what's ahead of you and you
need to slow down because we don't want you running
into something, and I'm glad that you do slow down.
We want to slow down because we want to
make sure that we are able to see what
we're going toward and what's in front of us.
And a lot of people are driving in a
fog as it relates to their grant writing.
They're not doing a good job because they don't
have a clear path spelled out for themselves.
So one of the benefits that helps
your organization is when you're able to
have clarity on exactly what you want.
And that's what I want you to get.
I want you to get clarity and get a clear
focus of what it is that you are aiming for.
Let me give you an example.
Your school should have a dialed in game plan,
and it should have a targeted amount that it
is going after in terms of grant funding.
So don't simply say we are going at the grants.
How much this year are your team coming
together saying, we're going to achieve this?
Whether that's 50,000... 25,000... 150,000... heck, you
may be going after some millions.
You may be saying 3 million or
5 million or half a million.
I don't care what the number is.
What does matter to me is that you have
a number and that you have a date by
which you want to achieve that number.
We don't want to say, okay, great,
we're going to have a half a
million dollars or we're going after $200,000.
And I say by when you're like, whenever.
No, we need to have a date.
So let's try to aim at that date being no
more than one year, and then let's go after let's
roll up our sleeves and go after that goal.
Now, my friend, we have clarity.
And if we say, okay, we're going after $120,000 this
year and we know that that comes to twelve months
in a year we're talking about now we have to
raise $10,000 every single month in grant funding.
So now we have a clear focus of what
we got to do, and that is now $5,000.
If we got two funders each month just giving us $5,000.
Now, my friend,
we are on the
road to hitting that
We want to get that
type of clarity and we
want to break it down
so we know, okay, great.
That means whatever the number is that we have,
we want to have that number in mind.
giving us $60,000.
You see, when we start breaking it down now,
we have something
that we can go after.
So it allows you
to be able to
go quicker towards the path because it's clear.
And then secondly,
it helps you to
get everybody on the same page because
we know exactly
what we're going after.
And third, money is attracted
to clarity, not confusion.
When I ask you, hey, what are you going to do?
And you're confused.
That doesn't bring the money.
What brings the money is clarity, a coherent,
intelligent game plan for where we're going.
And that, my friend,
is what we've
got to get for your school.
And I believe that you are smart enough. Why?
listening to the show.
Yes, you are.
You're smart enough to know that if we get
a game plan, we can make some things happen.
I believe it was Warren Buffett or someone who
made mention that a fool with a game plan
can do better than
a genius without one.
And so we want to make sure that we're
planning and that we know where we are going.
That, my friend, is how we begin to attract money.
And if you and your school are trying to get more
money, try what I just shared with you on for size.
I know it works.
I've seen it too many
times, my friend.
I've seen it too many times.
It'll work for you as well.
Now here's what I
want you to do.
I want you, my friend, to
connect with me on
I know you're getting this good information
I've just shared with
you a winner
right there today about getting clarity.
And if you put that into practice, watch what happens.
You'll be writing me before you know it, saying "Rodney, we got a goal.
We got some clear focus on what we're going
to do." and then you can go for it.
And I want to encourage you to share what
you've heard today with at least one other educator.
It makes sense.
Now we just got to do it.
And I want to let you know that we have
a four hour free grant writing workshop for everyone who
is a member of our Get Funded Inner Circle.
You may be saying "Rodney,
what in the heck is a Get Funded Inner Circle?"
I don't have time to tell you right
now, but what I can do is I
can point you over to getfundedinnercircle.com.
And if you go over there and check
the program out, we've got some dynamic resources
waiting for you, templates, samples, all that.
And I also do a free four hour training for those
who are members on the fourth Friday of every month.
Hopefully, you can come and hang out with me, learn some
more about this grant game and bring more resources to your
school so you can do even more good until we meet
again, my friend, on my next show I'm going to be
sharing with you how to use focus to turn your grant
writing into a cash cow. mOO!
That's what we want.
And until we get a chance to connect,
I want you, my friend, to be brave.
I want you to be bold, I want you to be brilliant
and I want you to take charge and remember connect with me.
I look forward to connecting with you.
If you have a question, send that question over
to me at [email protected] Who knows?
I may be answering your question on the next show.
So be brave, be bold, be brilliant.
Take charge and I'll see you soon.