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Entries from October 2009

Tools, Grant Writing, and Small Businesses: How to Buy a Digital (Networked) Copy-Printer-Fax-Scan Machine

October 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Buying a copy machine is harder than I thought. It became a necessary task when Seliger + Associates decamped from Seattle to Tucson and decided to replace most of its aging office equipment. I got tagged with the assignment. This is the first of several posts on my experience. You’ll end up spending a lot [...]

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Tags: Advice · Technical · Tools

There’s Something Happening Here, But You Don’t Know What It Is, Do You Mr. Jones?*

October 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I felt like I was living Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man as I read the following news stories this week: Thousands mob Detroit center in hopes of free cash. The City of Detroit has a $15 million Stimulus Bill grant to “prevent homelessness” and cluelessly announced that people could come to the Downtown Coho [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants · Links · Stimulus

There Are No Grant Writing or Funding “Secrets,” but There Are Dan Browns of the Grant World

October 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A recent GWC commenter included a link to a site called “Grant Millionaire,” in which a guy in a video promises that he’ll tell you, for free, secrets that “the world’s top grant gurus don’t want you to know.” Presumably I’m the sort of person he’s describing. Although I like it when people call me [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants