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Charity Therapy


May 30, 2024

If you've ever felt like a deer in headlights when someone mentions grants, I’m here for you. In fact, I've got the guru of grant-getting, the scribe of success, Dalya Massachi herself, joining me on today’s power-packed episode of Charity Therapy. 

Nonprofit newbie or not, grant writing is super stressful. It’s a skill that takes practice and time to get used to, and that doesn’t happen overnight. In our chat, Dalya and I get down to the nitty-gritty of what makes a nonprofit ready to take on the grant world. Yeah, you guessed it: there’s more to it than just having your C3 status (although that's pretty important too.) We cover the eight must-haves for grant writing readiness while also diving into the dark side of grant applications and how to avoid that dreaded mission drift. 

It's all about alignment, communication, and staying true to your org's unique superpowers. But, most importantly, you’ve got to remember that it’s a process.

So, if you're feeling the grant blues or just need a little push in the right direction, tune in, soak up Dalya's wisdom (and those free resources!) and let's get those grants rolling in!

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Eight must-have components for nonprofit readiness

  • The FIRST framework for crafting grant proposals

  • Why partnering with other community organizations can be a strategic alliance

  • Tips on updating and using boilerplate grant language effectively

Resources from this Episode

Free Grants Resources: https://www.writingtomakeadifference.com/grant/

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