Grant Writing Simplified

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2022/06/28
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The world needs you to step forward as a grant writer and lead with confidence. I’ll teach you how. Welcome to the Grant Writing Simplified podcast where you’ll learn how to scale your income AND impact through grant writing and nonprofit consulting. I’m Teresa Huff, former special ed teacher turned grant writer and nonprofit strategist. I’m here to mentor freelancers and nonprofit leaders like you who are ready for a fulfilling, flexible career while leveraging your skills, growing your earning potential, AND making a big impact on the world around you. I’ll teach you the strategies I’ve used to help nonprofits triple their funding. Let’s work together to change your world!

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Ask the Obvious: 5 Questions for Better Grant Writing
2022/06/28
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip. How Can You Improve Your Grant Writing? Sometimes the best answer to that question is to ask the obvious. Oftentimes we think we're perfectly clear, but are we really? The past few episodes we've been talking about the importance of clarity - in our work, our messaging, our communications, and especially our grant writing. That then becomes the catalyst for becoming more effective. With a grant application, for example, ask yourself, "Is this clear enough that my mom could understand it?" If not, you might need to revisit how you're presenting the information. Be Brave Enough to Ask Better Questions If we ask ourselves better questions, we get better answers. Today I want to challenge you with 5 questions to dig down and help uncover important insights: What are we doing well? What’s clear? What’s unclear? What can be improved? What are we afraid to ask/afraid to find out? Then give yourself space to listen and look for connections.  Challenge Question: What obvious questions do you need to ask?  If you need help asking the questions, book a 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference! Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let's get you moving! Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Resources Mentioned: Episode 95: 5 Tips to Improve Your Grant Writing Clarity  Episode 96: Strategy Call: Gaining Clarity for a Nonprofit's Next Steps Episode 97: Master of One: The Role of Excellence in Our Work Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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How Introverts Can Succeed in Work and Life: Interview with David Hall, The Quiet and Strong Podcast
2022/06/22
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Uncover Your Secret Strengths With at least half of the population being introverts, either you are an introvert, or you’ll interact with someone who is. No matter what, others won’t be quite like us in how we think, feel, or communicate. And that’s a good thing!  This topic has been a game changer for me in leaning into my grant writing career. That’s why I’m excited to finally have the chance to talk about it with today’s guest. The better we understand ourselves and how we work, relate, and rest effectively, the more we can build much more impactful and influential relationships with those around us. Great strengths come from both introverts and extroverts. To maximize those, it’s helpful to understand the unique needs. Each style is most effective when we can draw out those special attributes.  Since we don’t always recognize when an ability is considered a gift, these conversations are important. That’s why I invited David Hall on the show! He’s full of insights and practical advice for leaning into our strengths. David Hall, host of the podcast The Quiet and the Strong, Especially for Introverts, explores the world through the eyes of a fellow introvert. He discusses his journey to figuring out that he is an introvert and understanding introversion. By embracing these gifts and understanding them, we can learn to be good in our own skin.    Challenge Question: Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How can you better lean into your natural strengths? If you enjoyed this episode, you can book a 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference! Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let's get you moving! Meet David Hall David Hall, M.Ed., is the creator of QuietandStrong.com. He is an author, blogger, podcaster and speaker on a mission to help introverts discover their strengths and honor their needs.  David has also spent 20+ years working in higher education, and has given many workshops, trainings, and presentations on personality, strengths, and introversion/extroversion. His book, Minding Your Time: Time Management, Productivity, and Success, Especially for Introverts, helps readers understand themselves and their introversion to be more successful in managing their time and productivity. Listen to the full episode for a fascinating conversation about the needs, strengths, and thoughts of introverts. “We do come with natural gifts and abilities, and sometimes it’s so natural…we don’t recognize what a gift it is.”  Connect with David: www.quietandstrong.com Instagram: @quiet_and_strong www.twitter.com/quietandstrong Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Resources Mentioned: David Hall's book, Minding Your Time: Time Management, Productivity, and Success, Especially for Introverts Clifton Strengthsfinder Myers-Briggs Test Love and Work by Marcus Buckingham Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe Episode 95: 5 Tips to Improve Your Grant Writing Clarity  Episode 96: Strategy Call: Gaining Clarity for a Nonprofit's Next Steps Episode 97: Maste
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Master of One: The Role of Excellence in Our Work - Interview with Jordan Raynor, Author & Entrepreneur
2022/06/14
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Clarity Is the Key to Unlock Mastery The last couple of weeks we've been talking about the importance of clarity. Before we can be effective in our work, we must a) be clear ourselves, and then b) be able to clearly convey that to others. Today's guest is on a journey to gain clarity so he can serve with excellence. You’ve heard me mention him several times on the show and I’ve often recommended his book Master of One. I’m honored to talk with Jordan Raynor, author, entrepreneur, and podcaster. He is passionate about the idea that our work matters for eternity, and he’s on a journey to help others discover how they can best serve with purpose. Jordan shares so much wisdom for doing our work with excellence, setting clear goals, and growing a team. He shares a wealth of experiences in the interview. You’ll find this interview inspiring and challenging to keep pursuing your path to mastery.  Pursuing Excellence Jordan shares some incredible nuggets. We cover: Mastering one thing well instead of spreading too thin across many things The importance of clarity When to pivot vs. when to persevere Setting goals and collecting data to help make decisions OKR = Objectives and Key Results goal-setting framework Challenges of growing a team Getting the right people in the right seats and the importance of having A+ talent on your team Advice for those looking for clarity and purpose in their work I appreciate Jordan’s encouragement and down to earth advice for finding clarity and focusing in on the right things.    Challenge Question: Jordan and I talked about several key areas in order to master our one thing well. Which one do you need to focus on the most right now? If you enjoyed this episode, you can book a 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference! Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let's get you moving! Meet Jordan Raynor Jordan Raynor helps Christians respond to the radical, biblical truth that their work matters for eternity. He does this through his bestselling books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create), podcast (Mere Christians), and weekly devotional (The Word Before Work)—content that has served millions of Christ-followers in every country on earth. In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush. A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters. The Raynors are proud members of The Church at Odessa. Connect with Jordan: Jordanraynor.com The Word Before Work - www.jordanraynor.com/twbw Instagram: @jordanraynor Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Resources Mentioned: Jordan Raynor's books: The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create No Rules Rules: N
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Nonprofit Strategy Call: Gaining Clarity for a Nonprofit's Next Steps
2022/06/07
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Importance of Clarity People won’t support what they don’t understand. We must have clarity in order to make an impact.  In this week's on-air nonprofit coaching call, I'm working with the lovely Dooshima David-Jang, a nonprofit leader from Nigeria. Inspired by her father’s legacy, she started a nonprofit when she saw a disconnect in her community. First we had to dig into what that really meant. Then we could design a short-term action plan so she can gather more information from the community while serving them at the same time. Finally, she asks if I have any insights about why her grant for a much-needed idea wasn’t funded. For all three points, it all boils down to clarity and impact. Let’s dive in! Clarity Is the Key to Making an Impact I hope you're starting to see the power of clarity and strategic thinking. In Dooshima’s case: She first needed to get clear on the impact she wants to make with her nonprofit. Then she needed an action plan to find the shortest distance from Point A to Point B. That way she can build momentum, develop community partnerships, and iterate her programs. That will give her more powerful leverage in the future when she’s ready to start applying for grant funding. Challenge Question: Is there an area you’re holding back because of a lack of clarity? If so, we need to dig in and polish it up!  If you enjoyed this episode, you can book your own 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference! Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let's get you moving! Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Episodes Mentioned: Episode 95: 5 Tips to Improve Your Grant Writing Clarity  Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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5 Tips to Improve Your Grant Writing Clarity
2022/05/31
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip How Clear Is Your Writing? Last week we talked about the importance of using positive action words in your writing. Words that inspire. Words that cast a vision. This week we're talking about another important element: clarity. Implement More Clarity in Your Grant Writing Gaining clarity is at the core of what we do because everything else hinges on it. We need clarity ourselves before we can expect to clearly convey our work to others.   Whether you’re offering services, applying for grants, explaining your nonprofit’s mission, outlining a program, you must have clarity.    People won’t support what they don’t understand. If it’s unclear, they can’t understand it and they sure won't support it. Help them make an informed decision by clearly conveying the work you're doing.   5 Tips to Convey Your Nonprofit Message with Clarity: Decide what’s your #1 goal for this piece of writing? Outline the key points in a logical framework. Fill in the important details.  Cut out the fluff! Don't argue. There’s always fluff. Take imperfect action.  Listen to the full episode for a deeper dive.   Challenge Question: Where do you need to refine your work or writing for more clarity? How will you take action on it this week? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let's get you moving! Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Episodes Mentioned: Episode 16: Pro Grant Writing Tip: How to Write Tight Episode 88: Are Your Nonprofit Blind Spots Getting the Best of You? Interview with Likky Lavji, Blind Spot Navigator Episode 94: Pro Tip to Improve Your Grant Writing Immediately Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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Pro Tip to Improve Your Grant Writing Immediately
2022/05/26
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip What Kind of Message Are You Sending in Your Grant Writing? If you step back and look at your grant writing objectively, you might be surprised at what you find.  And it might not be quite as pretty as you thought. Before you give up in despair, though, I've got you covered. Today's grant writing pro tip will help you improve overnight once you crack the code. Does Your Grant Writing Sound Like This? When we're writing, we often tend to be polite and soften the blow: "Would you be able to help me on Saturday?"  "If you had a minute, I'd love it if you could help with this." That's sweet and nice when we're asking a friend for a favor.  Not so in grant writing. It makes us sound unsure and wishy washy: "If we had these funds, we could help so many kids." "If we were to get this grant, we would be able to build a playground." Ick. Now let's be clear - I'm not knocking the mission at all.  But sadly, the mission is getting lost in the ambiguity.   Let's try that again with a positive approach: "With these funds, we will impact over 100 students." "We will use these funds to build a playground." Boom. See the difference? It's immediately a different impact.   Grant Writing Words to Avoid When you're writing a grant, watch out for past tense words that are talking about things in the future - "If we had these funds, we could..." Also avoid passive words and phrases like these: Would Could If we were Might be able to Instead, aim for positive, confident phrasing. Cast the vision for the funder. Your writing will transform.  Listen to the full episode for a deeper dive.   Challenge Question: Find a paragraph or two you've written recently. Look it over - do you use positive action words? How can you rewrite it to be more inspiring? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let's get you moving! Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Episodes Mentioned: Episode 16: Pro Grant Writing Tip: How to Write Tight Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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From Dropout to Doctorate: 6 Keys to Successful Nonprofit Leadership - Interview with Dr. Johnathan Kraus, Love Never Fails International [Best of Grant Writing Simplified Archives]
2022/05/20
I have been busy lately adding some exciting new features to the Fast Track to Grant Writer VIP Program! If you’re wanting to get into grant writing, this is the perfect time to jump in. I’ll share more details in the coming weeks.  You can join us right now and start learning grant writing with me in this 90-day interactive mentoring program. Sign up at www.teresahuff.com/vip. Successful Nonprofit Leadership Isn't a Straight Path I’ve been hearing from several of you lately who are either needing clarity or encouragement around your nonprofit work, and today’s interview has just that. I’m pulling this episode out of the show archives because it’s just that good. I think you’ll find his story inspiring. Meet Dr. Johnathan Kraus Dr. Johnathan Kraus is no stranger to challenges. He began using drugs as a teenager which led him to drop out of school at 14, in jail at 15, and shot at 3 times by 16. At age 19, though, God radically saved him and by age 20 he was involved in children's ministry at his Church. Fast forward a few years; Dr. Kraus is a Rutgers University grad who then went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree, a Doctor of Ministry, and a Ph.D in Counseling. After a career as a grade school teacher and college professor, Dr. Kraus left the comforts of his life in the US and took a leap of faith to start a nonprofit, Love Never Fails International. Today the organization serves children from coast to coast in India to help them overcome poverty by meeting their needs physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He shares all kinds of wisdom in this interview. Learn more about his work:  Website: www.loveneverfailsindia.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/loveneverfailsindia  Instagram: @loveneverfailsinternational Challenge Question: What is your next step to develop your own successful nonprofit leadership journey? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. Listen to the episode for inspiration and practical advice. Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Resources Mentioned: Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month. Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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7 Things Grants and Gardening Have in Common
2022/05/11
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip What Do Grants and Gardening Have in Common? As it turns out, quite a lot. I've been helping my husband plant the garden this spring. He has quite the green thumb of the family. Sadly, I do not. However, it's given me the chance to reflect on how much grant writing and gardening have in common. 7 Ways Grants Are Like Gardening: Both take time, hard work, and patience to tend. We can’t control the outcome, so we need to be prepared and follow through consistently.  Artificial opportunities may look good at first, but they won’t produce the results we need.  Grants and gardens take nurturing and tending to build relationships and reputation.  We must learn to understand the needs and provide for those.  Plant before you need it so you can build your pipeline of harvest for the future. Prepare for the seasonality.  Listen to the full episode for a deeper dive into each.   Challenge Question: How can you shift your approach to cultivate a healthier grant garden? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. Listen to the episode for inspiration and practical advice.   Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you.   Other Episodes Mentioned: Episode 68: How You Can Prepare for the Seasonality of Grants Episode 80: 7 Things Grants Are NOT: What You Need to Know About Grant Funding Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month. Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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The Go-Giver Marriage: Continuing the Nonprofit Ripple Effect - Interview with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, Bestselling Authors
2022/05/03
Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip The Nonprofit Go-Giver Ripple Effect Lately we’ve been talking about being a go-giver and how this mindset shift can change not only your own life, but also those around you. Today we're taking that a step further. I'm talking with the loveliest couple, John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, about their new book The Go-Giver Marriage. Our personal and professional lives are so intertwined; we need to take care of both. Whether you're married or not, this episode is full of golden tips for strengthening relationships both personally and within a nonprofit.  John and Ana share: How creativity affects our work The importance of using music, arts, and other skills throughout our lives How learning structure informs everything we do Interesting comparison of grant writing and book publishing Both grant funders and book publishers: “They’d rather say no than yes because no is a lot safer.” - John David Mann “Own your own material. Then there’s room for everybody to grow, and there’s room for compassion.” - Ana Gabriel Mann Don't be afraid to get feedback, whether to refine our grant writing or our marriage  This is full of encouragement and practical wisdom! Meet John David Mann & Ana Gabriel Mann John David Mann is coauthor of more than thirty books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers, including The Go-Giver (coauthored with Bob Burg), which has sold over 1 million copies and won the 2017 Living Now Book Awards Evergreen Medal for its “contributions to positive global change.” He is married to Ana Gabriel Mann and considers himself the luckiest mann in the world.    Ana Gabriel Mann, MA, holds a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and dance-movement therapy from Antioch New England, where she specialized in working with adults and family therapy. In addition to her work in family therapy and 5 Secrets marriage coaching, she has been clinical director for a program for people with Alzheimer’s disease, co-founded New England’s first college of Chinese medicine, and worked as a corporate consultant, speaker, trainer, and coach.    John and Ana have been dreaming about writing The Go-Giver Marriage together for nearly two decades. The book was released in March 2022. Connect with John & Ana:   John www.johndavidmann.com instagram.com/johndavidmann facebook.com/johndavidmann twitter.com/johndavidmann linkedin.com/in/johndavidmann Ana www.gogivermarriage.com instagram.com/anagabrielmann facebook.com/anagabrielmann twitter.com/anagabrielmann1 Challenge Question: What patterns do you need to shift? What small action steps will you commit to take? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. Listen to the episode for inspiration and practical advice. Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you.   Other Resources Mentioned: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann Episode 89: How to Create a Ripple Effect by Becoming a Go-Giver: Bob Burg Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrume
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Do You Know Where You're Going? Check Your Premise
2022/04/26
Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip What Is Your Premise? I often tell you that action brings clarity, and that’s so true.   Every now and then, though, we need to take a step back and check our premise.    A premise is what forms the basis of a theory or plan. For example, when writing a book, you need to have a clear premise so you know what the book is about.   However, sometimes our premise fades or gets lost in the shuffle. This can happen due to: Overwhelm - which clouds our decisions Blind spots - which skew our decisions Last week we talked about having a go-giver mindset. That way of thinking will challenge you to shift your premise in a good way! Check Your Premise  This week I want to challenge you to make sure you're crystal clear on your premise from multiple angles: Personally - before you get into nonprofit work or grant writing, or as you keep moving forward as a grant writer Nonprofits - as an organization, get clear on your premise before you keep working in so many directions (or get off track) Grant writers - before you write the grant, ask yourself: Does this align with your nonprofit mission and the funder’s mission? Challenge Question: What’s your premise, both personally and as a nonprofit? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. Listen to the episode for inspiration and practical advice on how to check your premise. Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Resources Mentioned: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann Episode 88: Are Your Nonprofit Blind Spots Getting the Best of You? Interview with Likky Lavji, Blind Spot Navigator Episode 89: How to Create a Ripple Effect by Becoming a Go-Giver: Bob Burg Episode 86: A Step by Step Exercise to Address Overwhelm at Work Episode 6: Grant Readiness: How to Build the Foundation for Successful Grant Writing Episode 66: Why "Just Get Grants" Syndrome Doesn't Work - and a Better Alternative Episode 80: 7 Things Grants Are NOT: What You Need to Know About Grant Funding Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It's a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month. Connect with Teresa Huff: Website: www.teresahuff.com Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Social: LinkedIn Community LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip
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How to Create a Ripple Effect by Becoming a Go-Giver: Interview with Bob Burg, The Go-Giver Bestselling Co-Author & Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker
2022/04/19
Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip How Do You Create a Ripple Effect? A lot of things are outside our control, especially in business and nonprofit work.    Instead of lamenting those obstacles, let's take a look at what we CAN control - such as our attitudes, reactions, mindset toward challenges, and how we treat others.   If it's true that we become like the 5 people we're around the most, I have a few questions for you to ponder: Who are you hanging around? Who is hanging around you? Are you someone others want to become like? You can influence change in your circles, and today we're going to discuss how.   Becoming a Nonprofit Go-Giver   In this episode I'm talking with bestselling author and speaker Bob Burg about what it means to become a go-giver, especially in the context of nonprofit work.    Bob is every bit as genuine and kind in person as he sounds in the interview. He shares tremendous wisdom and encouragement for nonprofit leaders. Bob understands that nonprofit work can feel like an uphill journey sometimes, which is why he shared,“Things that get built big typically don’t happen fast. They happen with consistent, persistent work.”   Bob also compares nonprofit fundraising to the sales process. However, he breaks it down into a non-intimidating way of building relationships. He urges us to care about the other person and take a genuine interest in their lives, saying “The person who is the donor isn’t doing it because you need the donations to keep your doors open. They’re doing it because they have their own unique reason for donating.”   We need to dig deep and get to know the person for who they are, not what they might give.     This episode is full of go-giving gold, so I strongly recommend you give it a listen!   Challenge Question: How can you reframe your thinking to become a go-giver who gives value and inspires others? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. Meet Bob Burg, Author and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker For over 30 years Bob Burg has been successfully showing entrepreneurs, leaders, and sales professionals how to communicate their value and accelerate their referral business.   Although for years he was best known for his sales classic Endless Referrals, it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, that has created a worldwide movement.   While part of a four-book series, The Go-Giver itself has sold more than one million copies and been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of The Most Motivational Books Ever Written, and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.   Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.   He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and served on the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.   Listen to the episode for inspiration and practical advice on how you, too, can become a go-giver. Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz: If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Resources Mentione
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Are Your Nonprofit Blind Spots Getting the Best of You? Interview with Likky Lavji, Blind Spot Navigator
2022/04/12
Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip How Do You Spot Your Blind Spots? Blind spots...this is something I’ve been pondering for quite some time: How can we find them? And how can we work on them when we don't know what they are in the first place? Blind spots are elusive. First, because we don’t know what we don’t know. Secondly, with a lot of grant writers I coach, they also don’t know what they DO know.   We can ask others about our own blind spots, and that might reveal a few clues. But not always.   Blind spots are tricky because they can change in different seasons and as we grow.    That’s a part of the process. Rather than being afraid of what we’ll find, we need to lean into the process and have a willingness to uncover them. If we’re open to growth, this is a healthy step.   Navigating Blind Spots   As I've dug into this idea more, I uncovered an incredibly useful resource to pinpoint our blind spots. In this episode I'm talking with Likky Lavji, known as the "Blind Spot Navigator."    When I first heard Likky interviewed on Bob Burg's podcast, I had to reach out and learn more.   Likky shares that 95% of people think we’re self-aware, but in reality, only 15% of us are self-aware.    “Whatever your style is, if you all understand what those are, then you can communicate by meeting in between, in the middle, and then getting an incredible board happening, an incredible organization occurring.” -Likky Lavji   Listen to the full episode for a fascinating, encouraging conversation. As Likky says, “Don’t be scared of committing to the process. It’s an incredible journey.” Challenge Question: What next step will you take to uncover your blind spots, both personally and as an organization? Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message and I'll brainstorm with you. Meet Likky Lavji, Blind Spot Navigator A sought-after keynote speaker and author of Amazon’s #1 Bestseller List, Death by BS, Likky teaches audiences on how to break barriers to unleash human potential.   With over 25 years as a CEO of a top IT company, Likky’s extensive experience in executive leadership has given him a unique perspective that remains unchartered by leaders and organizations in understanding the layers beneath human behavior and how it impacts growth and productivity.   He has been acknowledged by prominent organizations, including Telus Corporation, Lenovo Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada for his ability to create a mindset shift when it comes to commitment and powerful performance to achieve results.   Bob Burg, National Bestselling Author of The Go Giver, refers to Likky as a transformational keynote speaker, “teaching audiences a fresh new perspective on how to create your brand, customer loyalty and profitable business.”   Get ready to be moved and inspired with insights on how to achieve greater outcomes by navigating through your blind spots. Free Audit: How Grant-Ready Is Your Nonprofit? Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I'll help you sort out the next steps for your organization. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz. If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world. If you're ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you. Other Resources Mentioned: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann Death by BS by Likky Lavji Take the Blind Spot Assessment Blind Spots Global Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check ou
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Last week I decide I wanted to get into grant writing. There are so many books available and so much information on the web I wondered, “Where do I st...
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I’m a newbie grant writer and I have found Teresa’s podcast helpful as I start my journey in this complicated field. From strategies calls to intervie...
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