It’s an amazing feeling knowing…
…over 1,000 families in need will have plenty of food for the next three years;
…senior adults will have the support they need to live at home longer than they ever dreamed possible;
…hundreds of kids in poverty will have access to brand new library books and technology;
…all because of something I wrote. And while working from home with my kids in the mix, at that.
Easy? Not a chance. Completely rewarding? You bet it is.
I wouldn’t change it for the world – because, through grant writing, I get to play my small part and help change the world.
Here’s the thing – you can, too.
Whether you’re a nonprofit leader or a freelancer, you’re probably burning the candle at both ends already. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
You might be thinking, “Sure, that’s easy for you to say. But I’m just a _____ (fill in the blank – banker, stay at home mom, teacher, real estate agent, construction manager, whatever it is you do that’s totally unrelated to grant writing). Stop right there.
You might be surprised how much your experience actually IS relevant to grant writing.
I wasn’t some grant guru with a big non-profit fundraising degree either. I was a special ed teacher-turned-stay at home mom. Or so I thought.
Life had other plans.
Throw in some cool experience – like winning a few million dollars in grant funding; developing curriculum for The Block Academy (in a partnership with MegaBloks!); learning ninja skills like program evaluation and WordPress design; real estate management that led to being Director of Corporate Development for an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Small Business – and it’s turned into an amazing work at home journey. I’m thankful that I’ve had the honor of helping others make an impact.
I’m honored to have you join me on the journey.