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Entries from January 2009

Brush the Dirt Off Your Shoulders: What to Do While Waiting for the Stimulus Bill to Pass

January 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last week, I wrote about Getting Your Piece of the Infrastructure Pie: A How-To Guide for the Perplexed, but smart nonprofits won’t sit around whining about dwindling donations while Congress vacillates. Instead, like Jay-Z, you need to brush the Dirt Off Your Shoulders.* In that spirit, take a look at a great grant opportunity currently [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants · Stimulus

Getting Your Piece of the Infrastructure Pie: A How-To Guide for the Perplexed*

January 18th, 2009 · No Comments

One of our favorite marketing slogansover the years has been, “We help you get your piece of the grant pie.” Well, Congress is cooking up the mother of all grant pies with the “infrastructure” component of President Obama’s stimulus package. If you’re wondering how your agency can get a bite of this tasty treat, you’re [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants · How-to · Stimulus

January Links: A Genuine Surprise in a Request for Plain English, no Free Grant Writing Lunches, and More on Specious Statistics

January 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

* We argued that There is no Free Grant Writing Lunch and You Won’t Find Writers for Nothing, and the New York Times in part explains why in When to Work for Nothing (answer: almost never). In addition, the article says you should seldom work for getting “paid in exposure.” * Many of you probably read [...]

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Tags: Grants · Links