Grant Writing Simplified Podcast

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 make a big impact in your community 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!

  • 152: Grant Writing Quick Tip: Ask Different Questions by Teresa Huff

    In this shorter, experimental format episode of Grant Writing Simplified, Teresa shares insights on the importance of asking different questions to navigate challenges in the nonprofit sector.   Drawing from her experiences leading workshops and serving as a sounding board for nonprofit […]

  • 151: Empowering Nonprofits: The Fun Side of Grant Writing by Teresa Huff

    In this episode, I'm doing something a little different. I was recently invited to be a podcast guest on the Marketer of the Day podcast by Robert Plank and I was happy to do that. It was such a fun conversation. He asked such really good questions that I thought, why not share it here […]

  • 150: Navigating Nonprofit Success with Forensic Accounting: A Dive into Integrity and Innovation

    Book a 1:1 strategy call with Teresa Huff: www.teresahuff.com/mentor   In this episode of the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast, I have a fascinating conversation with Chris Ekimoff, a forensic accountant specializing in litigation consulting and forensic accounting services. Chris […]

  • 149: Measure what Matters: A Proactive Approach to Nonprofit Success - By Teresa Huff

    Book a 1:1 strategy call with Teresa Huff: www.teresahuff.com/mentor The Crucial Role of Data in Non-profit Grant Funding In this episode, I'm diving deep into why data collection and tracking are absolute game-changers for non-profit organizations, especially when it comes to snagging […]

  • 148: The Power of Pause: 5 Reasons to Call Timeout in Your Nonprofit - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   As we dive into the hustle of year-end activities, the race to finish strong is on for nonprofit leaders, grant writers, and consultants. In this busy season, we need to recognize that finishing well may mean finishing […]

  • 147: Celebrating Three Years of Grant Writing Simplified - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Celebrating Three Years of Grant Writing Simplified It’s been three years since I launched the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast, and it’s been an amazing journey. The show has over 100,000 downloads from over 140 […]

  • 146: From Ideas to Impact: Unveiling the Key to Successful Grant Funding - by Teresa Huff

    Interested in hopping on a small group call with me? Sign up at www.teresahuff.com/help and I’ll keep you in the loop! Unlocking Grant Funding: Moving Beyond Ideas and Building Impactful Programs As summer winds down, I’m seeing renewed energy in the world of fundraising and grants. […]

  • 145: The Art of Letting Go: Why Unlearning Is as Important as Learning - by Teresa Huff

    Interested in hopping on a small group call with me? Sign up at www.teresahuff.com/help and I’ll keep you in the loop! We Constantly Talk About Learning. But What About Unlearning? We all know lifelong learning matters. I'm constantly encouraging you to pick up new skills, strategies, […]

  • 144: Humanity in the Age of AI: Navigating Authentic Connections for Lasting Impact - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Revisiting the ROI Journey It's time for a heart-to-heart about a topic that's close to all our missions: authentic interactions in this tech-savvy world. So grab your favorite cup of inspiration, settle in, and let's dive […]

  • 143: Formula for Nonprofit Success: Balancing Heart, Grit, and Brains: Interview with Derik Timmerman, Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip The Truth About Grant Readiness If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know I’m a big advocate for grant readiness, because the more prepared you are before you start, the better chance you have of winning a […]

  • 142: Streamline Systems for Nonprofit Success - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Streamlining Systems for Nonprofit Success Can you believe we’re already nearing the end of summer? As we charge ahead into the second half of 2023, now is a great time to pause and evaluate whether your nonprofit's […]

  • 141: Mid-Year Goal Check: Assess Your Progress and Set Micro-Habits for Success - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Mid-Year Check-In It’s hard to believe the summer is half over already! Where did the year go? I don’t know about you, but I’m a goal-setter, so mid-year is a good time to check in on my progress. Like most years, […]

  • 140: 9 Ways Food Network Challenges Mirror the Grant Writing Process - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip ROI for Foodies I enjoy watching some of the Food Network challenges because it’s fun to discover new baking ideas. While watching an episode last week, I noticed another reason the competitions are so much fun to watch. […]

  • 139: 7 Reasons Working Collaboratively Helps Your Team Get More Done: Interview with Dr. Vince Lindenmeyer, Principal, Beacon 4sight Group

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip The Link Between Competition and a Scarcity Mindset Competition is at the heart of every grant application, and a scarcity mindset can come from a position of competition. Many nonprofits work on a very limited budget, so […]

  • 138: 5 Easy Grant Writing Tips to Build Strategic, Lasting - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Ask Not What the Funder Can Do for You… In our last episode, we talked about how your nonprofit can stay relevant to funders, in the community, and as a grant writer. Today we’re going to talk about how to write […]

  • 137: Expert Answers to Your Top Questions on How to Become a Grant Writer: Interview with Holly Rustick, Grant Writing & Funding Podcast

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   Welcome, Up-and-Coming World Changers! Are you thinking about a career in grant writing, but don’t know where to start? I have a passion to train and equip grant writers with the skills they need to be successful […]

  • 136: Nonprofit ROI: 5 Tips to Stay Relevant to Funders and Win More Grants - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip The ROI of Grant Writing In my recent TEDx Talk, I talked about the Real ROI of Grant Writing. In the business world, ROI means Return on Investment, but it’s a different mindset in the world of grants. We’re talking […]

  • 135: TEDx Talk: The Real ROI of Grant Writing - by Teresa Huff

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip As a grant writer for about two decades and winning over $7M for my clients, I’ve learned that grant writing isn’t magic, but there is a formula to increase your chances of winning grant. Today I’m sharing my secret […]

  • 134: What is a Transformational Economy, and How Can it Help a Nonprofit? Interview with Mark S.A. Smith, Co-Founder of Nimbility Works

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip The collective values and priorities of a society change with each generation. We express our values with our time and money, so those values then drive the economy through the demand for relevant products and services. […]

  • 133: How Design, Creativity and Relationships Intersect With Budget Transparency: Interview with Sherry Quam Taylor, Nonprofit Finance Strategist

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip How to Shake Up the Status Quo and Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit I talk with a lot of nonprofits each week, and of course they all have one thing in common they need: more funding! That’s why I like to bring in experts […]

  • 130: Optimize Systems, Prevent Burnout, and Promote Growth in Your Nonprofit: Interview with Sean Hale, Sean Hale Consulting

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip How Human Resources Systems and Accounting Enable Nonprofit Growth Today we’re continuing the conversation from my TEDx Talk by discussing strategies for grant writing and nonprofits. You might recognize Sean Hale from […]

  • 128: How a Veteran’s Refusal to Leave Humans Behind Became a Nonprofit: Interview with Christi Nabors, DeliverFund

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Nonprofit Spotlight: Catching Human Traffickers I enjoy hosting a variety of topics relating to nonprofits and the issues surrounding them. Occasionally, we’ll have a nonprofit spotlight episode. The issue of this […]

  • 126: How International Travel and Volunteering Can Lead to Grant Writing: Interview with Silvia Bonvini

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   Successful Strategy: Next Steps For Grant Writers & NonProfits Today I’m excited to talk about grant writing strategy with you. I love helping grant writers and nonprofits think through their first steps and […]

  • 125: How Lessons From Ghostwriting Can Help You Begin Grant Writing: Interview with Kent Sanders, Founder of Inkwell Ghostwriting

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   A lot of people ask me how they should start the grant writing process. In this episode I talk with my friend Kent Sanders, a ghostwriter, about the connections between ghostwriting and grant writing. He reminds us of […]

  • 124: How To Grow While Being Committed to Your Mission: Interview with Eric Newman, Founder and CEO of Roc Solid Foundation

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   Almost all of us know at least one person who has been affected by cancer. Our guest on today’s podcast episode, Eric Newman, was just a child when he was diagnosed with cancer.  When he later asked his mother what […]

  • 122: The Best Way to Pay: Pairing Business and Nonprofits to Fund Missions - Interview with Will Black, CEO of Sharing the Credit

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   How Can We Fund Our Nonprofit? Nonprofits are always on the lookout for more money, especially unrestricted funding. And as a nonprofit strategist, I’m always on the lookout for ways to help them find it. That’s […]

  • 121: How to Prepare Both Sides of the Equation for Grant Writing Wins: Interview with LaVerne Toombs

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Today I’m talking with longtime nonprofit expert Laverne Toombs about the art of grant writing. Before even writing a first draft of a grant, we need to do a few things to start off on the right foot. We dive into how […]

  • 120: Invest in Generational Generosity for Nonprofit Excellence and Legacy Building: Interview with Dr. Dan Young, Nonprofit Researcher and Strategy Expert

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   Tackling Important Issues with Excellence Today I’m excited to introduce you to my good friend and brilliant colleague, Dr. Dan Young. He has years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, and nonprofit […]

  • 119: How Can the Subscription Economy Benefit a Nonprofit's Revenue? Interview with Dave Raley, Imago Consulting

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   Several months ago I was at a large nonprofit conference in Nashville. While wandering up and down the booths, one caught my eye. They were giving away macaroons…delicious, colorful, many-flavored, handmade macaroons. […]

  • 117: Leadership Lessons from a Green Beret: How to Lead for Success - Interview with Otis McGregor, Tribe + Purpose

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Whether you think of yourself as a leader or not, you are. You impact and influence others whether you realize it or not.  We all feel the heat sometimes in this hectic world. Let’s glean some wisdom from someone […]

  • 116: NonProfit Mythbusters #1: Tackling the Overhead Myth - Expert Roundtable Discussion with Teresa Huff, Michael Thatcher (Charity Navigator), Kiersten Hill (Firespring), Sean Hale (Philanthroforce), and Sherry Quam Taylor (QuamTaylor)

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Join the Roundtable With Four Experts As We Discuss the Nonprofit Overhead Myth A few weeks ago, someone shared an article on LinkedIn about the long-debated Overhead Myth. Is nonprofit overhead bad? Is there a magic […]

  • 115: How Nonprofits Can Gain Credibility and Increase Discoverability: Interview with Michael Thatcher, CEO of Charity Navigator

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip We each have a unique combination of things that light us up. From art to spreadsheets, engines to baking cookies (guilty!), we all have our things we enjoy. Those things we’re passionate about typically spread across a […]

  • 114: It's Time to Bust the Overhead Myth! Special Invitation: www.nonprofitmythbusters.com + Conversation with Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator CEO

    Join the Nonprofit Mythbusters: www.nonprofitmythbusters.com Getting Over the Nonprofit Overhead Myth In 2013 Dan Pallotta released his TED Talk that called out what is now known as The Overhead Myth. The nonprofit sector was hopeful that things might turn around. Now, almost a decade […]

  • 113: How Accurate Navigation And A Good Mentor Can Help A Nonprofit Tackle Large Problems: Interview with Kristen Harrington, New Story

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip. Homelessness is one of the big issues in society today and it knows no geographical boundaries. A nonprofit called New Story is tackling this issue, and their ultimate goal is to end global homelessness. And get this - […]

  • 112: How Can Nonprofits Exemplify Strong Leadership And Make an Impact? Interview with Tim Ditloff, Full Sail Leadership Academy

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer today: www.teresahuff.com/vip   Last winter I presented a grant writing workshop at a conference in Milwaukee. One of the hosts was The Nonprofit Alliance. You may recognize that name from my past guest Shannon McCracken in Episode 70. I […]

  • 111: TEDx Talk Is Live!!! The Real ROI of Grant Writing with Teresa Huff | How Can You Use Failure to Be Successful? Lean In!

    TEDx Talk: The Real ROI of Grant Writing My TEDx Talk is live!! You can watch and share here: The Real ROI of Grant Writing I've been a longtime fan of learning from TEDx speakers, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to give a talk of my own! I share about nonprofits and how having […]

  • 110: Let Your Life Be Characterized By Living With Kindness: Interview with Herbert "Fight Time" Lang, Former Harlem Globetrotter & Founder of the Kindness Is Free Foundation

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip New Friends Make the World a Better Place As a little girl, I remember when I first heard of the Harlem Globetrotters. I got to see them in person a time or two and thought they were THE coolest thing ever. Still do. Even […]

  • 109: A Simple Modern Approach to Company Generosity: Interview with Mike Beckham, CEO of Simple Modern

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer and kickstart your grant writing career today: www.teresahuff.com/vip The Quest for the Perfect Water Bottle A couple of years ago I needed a new water bottle. But not just any water bottle. You see, even though it’s a small thing, it’s also […]

  • 108: Know the Common Grant Writing Myths to Make a Bigger Difference - Interview with Katie Appold, Nonprofit Hub Executive Director

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip   The Variety of Nonprofit Fundraising Lately we’ve been covering some awesome fundraising and leadership topics - major gifts, corporate sponsors, lean startups, and more. Even though the last few episodes aren’t […]

  • 107: Leaning into the Roller Coaster of Growth and Challenge + Celebrating the Podcast's 2 Year Birthday!

    Happy Birthday to Grant Writing Simplified! This month I’m celebrating TWO YEARS of the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast! How crazy is that!! I was scared to death to start the podcast two years ago, but here we are over 100 episodes later and it’s been a blast. I’ve met some of the […]

  • 106: Learn How Corporate Fundraising Can Help Fund and Grow Your Nonprofit - Interview with Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Today I'm talking to Linda Lysakowski about corporate fundraising. She’s a brilliant resource and draws on decades of experience. If you’re wondering how to get more help from businesses in your community, this is the […]

  • 105: Creating Clarity Around How to Obtain Major Gifts for Your Nonprofit - Interview with Kevin Fitzpatrick, One Visit Away Podcast

    Meet me in...Delaware! Grab your tickets for my TEDx Talk on October 13, 2022! Do Major Gifts Seem Initimidating? A lot of people are super intimidated by fundraising, yet it’s a big part of nonprofit work. You’ve heard me talk a lot about needing multiple sources of funding for […]

  • 104: Make Your Startup Nonprofit Lean, Impactful, and Financially Stable - Interview with Katherine Kreuchauf, On Point Philanthropy

    Meet me in...Delaware! Grab your tickets for my TEDx Talk in October! Remember Your Mission and Put In the Work In this episode we talk with Katherine Kreuchauf about Lean Nonprofit Startups. What does that mean exactly? We learn that a successful nonprofit requires not only a heart for […]

  • 103: How Multiple Types of Fundraising Will Help Your Nonprofit

    Big Announcement for Q4! In the last episode, I hinted that I’ve got some awesome things coming up this fall in Q4. 2022 is far from over, and I’m committing to some big steps this year!  I’m heading to Wilmington, Delaware, to give a TEDx talk in October! AND you’re invited to […]

  • 102: On-Air Strategy Call: How Your Skillset Can Transfer to Grant Writing

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer today: www.teresahuff.com/vip Recognize How To Use Your Skillset To Start A Grant Writing Business This week is an on-air strategy call, one of my favorite ways to coach grant writers! I'm chatting with Lori Smith, a former special education […]

  • 101: How to Build a Winning Grant Writing Business: Interview with Holly Rustick, Grant Writing and Funding Podcast

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Two Grant Writing Pros Talk Shop Today I'm excited to host my podcasting friend and grant writing coach Holly Rustick. Holly brings a wealth of experience from her longtime career in grant writing and consulting. Holly and […]

  • 100: Top 10 Questions About My Grant Writing Career: Celebrating Episode 100 with Teresa Huff

    Celebrate 100 Episodes with Me! Today I'm thrilled to hit a big podcasting milestone - 100 episodes! Will you help me celebrate by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts? Together we can help others find the resources they need to change the world! Want to Meet Up in Kansas City? Join me at […]

  • 99: Ask the Obvious: 5 Questions for Better Grant Writing

    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 […]

  • 98: How Introverts Can Succeed in Work and Life: Interview with David Hall, The Quiet and Strong Podcast

    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, […]

  • 97: Master of One: The Role of Excellence in Our Work - Interview with Jordan Raynor, Author & Entrepreneur

    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 […]

  • 96: Nonprofit Strategy Call: Gaining Clarity for a Nonprofit's Next Steps

    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, […]

  • 95: 5 Tips to Improve Your Grant Writing Clarity

    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 […]

  • 94: Pro Tip to Improve Your Grant Writing Immediately

    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 […]

  • 93: 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]

    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 […]

  • 92: 7 Things Grants and Gardening Have in Common

    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 […]

  • 91: The Go-Giver Marriage: Continuing the Nonprofit Ripple Effect - Interview with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, Bestselling Authors

    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 […]

  • 90: Do You Know Where You're Going? Check Your Premise

    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 […]

  • 89: 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

    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 […]

  • 88: Are Your Nonprofit Blind Spots Getting the Best of You? Interview with Likky Lavji, Blind Spot Navigator

    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 […]

  • 87: Pro Grant Writing Tip: Show Your Red Flags to the Door

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Address the Grant Writing Red Flags Part of my role as I work with grant writers and nonprofits is to play devil's advocate. The key is that they know I'm on their side. I might be asking tough questions or bringing up […]

  • 86: A Step by Step Exercise to Address Overwhelm at Work

    How Do You Address Overwhelm at Work? I talk to so many nonprofit leaders who are overwhelmed and feel like they’re wearing ALL The hats.    I also talk to grant writers who are overwhelmed because they’re juggling so many plates with all the different projects going on.   The […]

  • 85: How to Start As a Grant Writer When You’re Overwhelmed

    What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing? Lately we've been going back to the basics of grant writing! I'm answering some of the most common questions I hear about grants. We learn how to level up your skills in the Fast Track to Grant Writer so you can approach your grant writing […]

  • 84: Encouragement for the Overwhelmed Nonprofit Leader: 9 Ways to Recharge

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip. When You're Wearing All The Nonprofit Hats Already in the first quarter of 2022 I’ve had the privilege of attending several conferences and workshops, both in-person and virtual. I’ve met some incredible people who are […]

  • 83: Breaking Free from the Nonprofit Comparison Trap: More Than a Numbers Game

    What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing? Lately we've been going back to the basics of grant writing! I'm answering some of the most common questions I hear about grants. We learn how to level up your skills in the Fast Track to Grant Writer so you can approach your grant writing […]

  • 82: Are You Getting More Rejections Than Wins? How to Improve Your Grant Proposals

    learn how to level up your skills in the Fast Track to Grant Writer so you can approach your grant writing career with a more successful strategy. The end goal is to help you increase your income and your impact through grant writing. Are You Struggling to Win Grants? Grants are a long […]

  • 81: Should You Hire a Professional Grant Writer or Do It Yourself? Questions to Ask Before You Decide

    Take the Nonprofit Grant-Ready Audit: www.teresahuff.com/grantready Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Take the quiz: www.teresahuff.com/quiz What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing? This month we're going back to the basics of grant writing! I'm answering some of the […]

  • 80: 7 Things Grants Are NOT: What You Need to Know About Grant Funding [Grant Writing Basics Series]

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing? This month we're going back to the basics of grant writing! I'm answering some of the most common questions I hear about grants.   Lose the Misconceptions So many […]

  • 79: Grant Writing Basics: Where Do You Find Grants?

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing? This month we're going back to the basics of grant writing! I'm answering some of the most common questions I hear about grants.   Where Do I Find Grants? Just like anything in […]

  • 78: Grant Writing Basics: What Does a Grant Look Like?

    What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing? When I first started grant writing and working with my mentor, I asked a lot of questions.  Let me rephrase that. I asked a BOATLOAD of questions. I bombarded her with so many queries that I apologized for the onslaught. I'll never forget […]

  • 77: Conquer the Blank Screen of Death: How to Start Writing a Grant

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip How Do You Start Writing a Grant? You’ve found a grant that sounds like a great match. You’ve collected the ideas and are ready to begin. You open up a fresh Word document and sit down to write. You stare at the page […]

  • 76: Using Constraints as Containers for Creative Progress Instead of Roadblocks

    Are You Ready for the FAST Track? Are you ready to unleash your skills to make a massive impact? Let's get you on the FAST Track. Let’s Fast Track your income and your impact in 2022. You can start learning today at teresahuff.com/vip. The Challenges of Growth The last couple of weeks […]

  • 75: What Drives Nonprofit Giving? Insider Tips to Optimize Your Fundraising - Interview with Tim Kachuriak, NextAfter

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: teresahuff.com/vip How Can You Optimize Your Fundraising? What drives people to give? And what stops people from giving? That's what Tim Kachuriak and his team at NextAfter have made their mission to discover.  They've put a nonprofit […]

  • 74: 3 Things You Must Ask Before You Set Another Goal

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip 3 Things You Must Consider Before You Set a Goal Happy New Year! This is the time of year when everyone is pushing for new goals, resolutions, a word of the year, or whatever version is your cup of tea. I'm calling […]

  • 73: 6 Challenge Questions to Help Plan Your Next Steps + Free Worksheet

    Ready to unleash your skills to make a massive impact? Let's get you on the F.A.S.T. Track. F.A.S.T. Track to Grant Writer is a VIP small group coaching experience where you'll learn how to be the go-to grant writer in your community. This is everything the books won’t tell you. It’s […]

  • 72: How The Store Is Changing the World with Love at the Core: Interview with Courtney Vrablik, Executive Director of The Store - Nashville

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer:  www.teresahuff.com/vip Nonprofit Spotlight: The Store, Nashville, TN It’s been a while since we had a nonprofit spotlight on the show, so I’ve been saving this interview up for you to air during the holidays. And let me tell you, there is […]

  • 71: Success Leaves Clues: 2021 Nonprofit Book Roundup

    Always Be Learning “Success leaves clues.” The first time I heard that statement was from Dr. Johnathan Kraus in Episode 27.   Then David Jasse made the same point in Episode 59.    I thought I'd better sit up and pay attention.   Learning Is Vital, But We Can't Stay There We […]

  • 70: Nonprofit Giving Trends From the Last Two Years and 2022 Forecasting: Interview with Shannon McCracken, The Nonprofit Alliance

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip What's Happening in Nonprofit Giving Trends? The last couple of years have been full of unexpected circumstances. Are you wondering what's going to happen with fundraising as we wrap up 2021?   That's what we're […]

  • 69: Grant Writer Strategy Call: How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant and Build Client Referrals

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Back by Popular Demand: Grant Writer Strategy Call Today's episode is another grant writer strategy call. This one is unique because I'm chatting with Diego Reeb, one of the VIP Fast Track to Grant Writer Alumni!    We […]

  • 68: How You Can Prepare for the Seasonality of Grants

    Take the Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Special Holiday Note: Support a Ministry-Based Business AND a Nonprofit Back in Episode 41, I introduced you to the talented Kari Bartkus of Love Does That. She shared her thought process behind starting a ministry-based […]

  • 67: 9 Steps for Getting a New Nonprofit off the Ground: Interview with Alesha Mathis, Nonprofit Founder's Club

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip. What's a New Nonprofit to Do? A couple of weeks ago we talked about the 3 things you must have in order to get started as a freelance grant writer. Today we're going to look at the other side of the equation - how to […]

  • 66: Why "Just Get Grants" Syndrome Doesn't Work - and a Better Alternative Instead

    Join the Fast Track to Grant Writer today: www.teresahuff.com/vip. The "Just Get Grants" Syndrome Today we’re going to talk about a common phenomenon I like to call “Just Get Grants” Syndrome. It’s this common idea that we can “just get grants” to fix ___ (fill in the blank […]

  • 65: 3 Must-Haves to Succeed in Freelance Grant Writing

    The Future of Freelance Grant Writing Is there room for more freelance grant writers in this strange, unpredictable economy?    I humbly submit to you today that yes, yes there most certainly is, and there’s never been a better time for it.    But freelance grant writing will […]

  • 64: Using Data to Tell Nonprofit Stories: 6 Tips to Flex Your Grant Writing Muscles

    Join My Free Webinar: Step Up Your Systems For Success - 5 Easy Steps to Look Like a Grant Writing Pro. How Is Your Grant Writing Data Game? This month we've been talking about grant writing systems, and last month we talked about telling stories in your grant writing.   Today we're […]

  • 63: Systems for Hire: Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Thrive

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer today: www.teresahuff.com/vip. Are Your Systems Working for You, Against You, or Not at All? Back in Episode 52, I shared some of my favorite tech tools I use nearly every day. Then last week we talked about the importance of systems when it […]

  • 62: Pro Tips to Step Up Your Nonprofit Grant Strategy with Systems - Interview with Gauri Manglik, Instrumentl CEO & Co-Founder

    Grant writers, get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. Nonprofits, it's time to Gear Up For Grants. Do You Have a Grant Search and Tracking System in Place? Have you ever gone down the rabbit hole of grant funding and felt overwhelmed by all the potential options out there? Yet somehow […]

  • 61: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Grant Writing + Celebrating 1 Year of the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast!

    Gear Up For Grants at teresahuff.com/gearup. Happy Birthday to the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast! When I started the podcast one year ago, I never dreamed it would be downloaded in 72 countries across 6 continents! Today I want to thank YOU, my amazing listeners, for all your […]

  • 60: 5 Questions for a More Compelling Nonprofit Story [Nonprofit Storytelling Series]

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Nonprofit Storytelling Is an Art AND a Science This month we’ve been talking about nonprofit storytelling and some different ways you can do that. Now we’re going a little deeper into how to craft your nonprofit […]

  • 59: How to Tell Your Nonprofit Story Through Video - Interview with David Jasse, DMJ Studios [Nonprofit Storytelling Series]

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer at teresahuff.com/vip. The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling Today’s guest is David Jasse from DMJ Studios. We first connected on LinkedIn. After following him for a while, I could tell that he really gets nonprofits. He knows how to pull out a […]

  • 58: What Coffee Mugs and Grant Writing Have in Common: How Are You Telling Your Nonprofit Story? [Nonprofit Storytelling Series]

    Coffee Mugs, Grant Writing, and Storytelling What do coffee mugs have to do with grant writing? (Besides drinking lots of coffee to stay awake and finish the grant!)   A few days ago I was getting a mug for my early morning coffee, and it got me to thinking that grant writing is a […]

  • 57: From Board Members to Ambassadors: Nurturing Nonprofit Leadership - Interview with Brian Brandt, Core Insights

    Join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Developing Nonprofit Board Members Developing a healthy nonprofit board can be a challenge. Often board members agree to serve without understanding their role or how they can best help the nonprofit. Board training and […]

  • 56: Grant Writer Percentage Fees & Pricing: Should You Pay a Grant Writer a Contingency Fee? [Business Building Series]

    Building Your Grant Writing Career This Grant Writer Business Building Series has been so much fun! We've had some great conversations around building your grant writing career. Today I've got a juicy topic for you!   If you’re tired of trying to figure it out on your own and you need […]

  • 55: Grant Writer Strategy Call - How to Start Freelance Grant Writing [Business Building Series]

    Ready to Be a Grant Writer? This Business Building Series has been so much fun! A lot of you are asking the same questions about becoming a grant writer, so I wanted to address some of those this month.   If you’re tired of trying to figure it out on your own and you need support to […]

  • 54: Jazz Up Your LinkedIn Profile with These Tips for Success [Business Building Series]

    Download the Free Guide: www.teresahuff.com/linkedin   Let's Talk LinkedIn Why am I sharing LinkedIn profile tips today, you ask? Open up a browser in private mode on your computer.  Google your name.  What comes up in the first 3 results? Lemme guess... Your LinkedIn profile.  […]

  • 53: What Should a Grant Writing Consulting Contract Include? Tips from Danielle Liss, Esq. [Business Building Series]

    Protecting Your Grant Writing Consulting Business Today we're covering an important topic: How do you design a contract for your consulting work? In this series, we're going through tips for building your grant writing career. These episodes give you a sneak peek into the Fast Track to […]

  • 52: The Tech Tools I Use Most in My Grant Writing Business [Business Building Series]

    Building Your Grant Writing Consulting Business I'm excited about some great new grant writing resources coming up in August! We'll be going through a series on building your grant writing career. This series is a sneak peek into the Fast Track to Grant Writer program where I walk you […]

  • 51: 6 Meaningful Ways Your Nonprofit Can Build Relationships with Grant Funders

    We Are More Than Grant Writers I've had several conversations lately with students in the Fast Track to Grant Writer program and with my nonprofit strategy clients about all the different roles we fill.  Our job is so much more than just writing grants. Often it’s about building […]

  • 50: Think Grant Writing Is Boring? Think Again! 10 Ways to Foster Creativity in Grant Writing and Nonprofit Leadership

    Think Grant Writing Is Boring? Think Again! Grant writing might sound a little dry, and maybe it can be at times, but it can also be quite creative and innovative. There may be days when we feel stuck or can't think through a problem. We've stared at the screen so long, when we close our […]

  • 49: Grant Writer Strategy Call: Starting a Grant Writing Business from Scratch

    How Do I Start a Grant Writing Business from Scratch? Have you ever wondered... Where do I start as a grant writer? Do I have the skills to help nonprofits? Where do I find clients? How do I price my services?  If so, then you're in good company! Over the last few months of […]

  • 48: Riding Coast to Coast for a Cause: Rodney Olsen, Compassion Australia

    Get on the F.A.S.T. Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Riding Coast to Coast: Innovative Ideas to Make an Impact It's time for another nonprofit spotlight, and this is one interesting ride! I'm talking with Rodney Olsen with Compassion Australia. He's gearing up to lead a huge […]

  • 47: Mid-Year Checkup: Our Role as Grant Writers

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Grant Writer Mid-Year Checkup It's hard to believe we're halfway through 2021 already! Have you taken time to reflect on your progress and celebrate your wins so far this year? I'm celebrating 10,000 podcast downloads! Thank […]

  • 46: Part 4 - Where Do I Start as a Grant Writer? [Grant Writer FAST Focus Power Series]

    Download the Grant Writer FAST Focus Workbook at www.teresahuff.com/fastfocus. Grant Writer FAST Focus Welcome back to this special Podcast Power Series, Grant Writer FAST Focus. This week I'm going to help you develop the confidence and clarity you need to start your grant writing […]

  • 45: Part 3 - How Do I Become a Grant Writer? [Grant Writer FAST Focus Power Series]

    Download the Grant Writer FAST Focus Workbook at www.teresahuff.com/fastfocus. Can I Really Be a Grant Writer? Welcome back to this special Podcast Power Series, Grant Writer FAST Focus. This week I'm going to help you develop the confidence and clarity you need to start your grant […]

  • 44: Part 2 - Who Am I to Be a Grant Writer? [Grant Writer FAST Focus Power Series]

    Download the Grant Writer FAST Focus Workbook at www.teresahuff.com/fastfocus. Who Am I to Be a Grant Writer?  Welcome back to this special Podcast Power Series, Grant Writer FAST Focus. This week I'm going to help you develop the confidence and clarity you need to start your grant […]

  • 43: Part 1 - Do I Have What It Takes? [Grant Writer FAST Focus Power Series]

    Download the Grant Writer FAST Focus Workbook at www.teresahuff.com/fastfocus. Could I Be a Grant Writer?  I’m excited to welcome you to this special Podcast Power Series, Grant Writer FAST Focus. This week I'm going to help you develop the confidence and clarity you need to start […]

  • 42: Grant Writing Q&A: How Much Detail Is Enough in a Grant Application?

    Sign up for Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Do I Need a Lot of Detail in a Grant Application?  Today I want to share a great question I received recently from a new grant writer: How do you know what is sufficient detail in a grant application? There could always be […]

  • 41: Serving Others Through a Ministry-Based Business: Interview with Kari Bartkus, Love Does That

    Sign up for Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip ----- Starting a Business or a Nonprofit Today I'm talking with my good friend and fellow entrepreneur Kari Bartkus of Love Does That. She has a unique ministry-based business and such a heart for serving and encouraging […]

  • 40: Should You Make the Move to Be a Grant Writing Consultant?

    Should you make the move to be a grant writing consultant? Sign up for Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Join me today as I talk through seven questions to consider before becoming a grant writing consultant.  Related Episodes: Episode 37: How Do We Show Nonprofit […]

  • 39: Running a Business AND a Nonprofit: How a Real Estate Company Is Making an Impact - Interview with Gregg Cohen, JWB Real Estate Capital

    Ready to grow your nonprofit career so you can change the world? The Fast Track to Grant Writer is opening again. Get on the list at www.teresahuff.com/vip. Making a Difference in Business AND Nonprofit Work Gregg Cohen, Co-Founder of JWB Real Estate Capital in Jacksonville, FL, shares […]

  • 38: Differences Between a Business and Nonprofit

    Need help with your next steps in grant writing or nonprofit work? www.teresahuff.com/nonprofits In this episode, we're comparing the differences between a business and a nonprofit. There's no perfect answer, but I'll give you some considerations to help you decide which is the best route […]

  • 37: How Do We Show Nonprofit Sustainability? On-Air Strategy Call with Ashley McMichael, Innovative Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Book your own strategy call for grant writers and nonprofits at www.teresahuff.com/nonprofits. Nonprofit Strategy Call I'm excited to share this on-air strategy call with you today! I'm working with the talented Ashley McMichael and coaching her through a grant application she's working […]

  • 36: 10 Steps to Create a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan [Fundraising Series #4]

    Need help with your nonprofit or grant writing strategy? www.teresahuff.com/nonprofits Welcome to Part 4 in our nonprofit fundraising series! Back in Episode 34, I gave you over 60 fundraising ideas and 9 questions you should be asking. Those were some great ideas. But if it left you […]

  • 35: How Nonprofits Can Thrive in a Pandemic Economy: Interview with Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC [Fundraising Series #3]

    Need help getting started? Book your strategy session: www.teresahuff.com/strategy. Good news: Grant writers and nonprofits CAN thrive in a pandemic economy! In Part 3 of this Nonprofit Fundraising Series, grant expert Margit Brazda Poirier and I chat about: Reflecting on the challenges […]

  • 34: 50 Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas and 9 Questions to Help You Choose [Fundraising Series #2]

    Need help? Book your strategy session: www.teresahuff.com/strategy. I hear so many nonprofits, especially new ones, trying to figure out how to raise funds. They think they can get grants, but then realize that won’t work for them until they’re a little more established. So what's a […]

  • 33: How to Find First-Time Donors for Your Nonprofit: Interview with Jason Adkins, GPC [Fundraising Series #1]

    Need help? Here you go: www.teresahuff.com/strategy Getting first-time donor support is critical for new and small nonprofits. A lot of fundraising webinars and articles talk about donor retention, but how do you find donors in the first place? Today Jason Adkins, GPC shares advice on […]

  • 32: What It Means to Change the World + Celebrating 6 Months of Podcasting and Book Roundup

    Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer? Take the quiz: www.teresahuff.com/quiz This week I'm celebrating 6 months of podcasting and 6,000 downloads in over 40 countries! Thank you all for your encouragement along this journey. I've met some incredible people from all over the […]

  • 31: Tips for Stepping Up Your Freelancing Success: Interview with Katherine Bright, Resume Writer and Career Coach [Mentoring Series #6]

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip Learn tips for freelancing success as I interview resume writer and career coach Katherine Bright. We talk about both the professional and personal side of freelancing: Being good stewards of our homes How to stand out on […]

  • 30: Why I Became a Nonprofit Grant Writer: Creating a Ripple Effect [Mentoring Series #5]

    Get on the Fast Track to Grant Writer: www.teresahuff.com/vip I’ve had the honor of coaching several amazing nonprofit professionals in the Fast Track to Grant Writer VIP Program. It's been SO much fun helping them: figure out their career goals, realize the skills they’ve got hiding […]

  • 29: How to Get Started as a Grant Writer: Mindset and Strategy of Nonprofit Grant Writing + Takeaways from Fast Track to Grant Writer Program [Mentoring Series #4]

    Join the Fast Track to Grant Writer today: www.teresahuff.com/vip. This is the 4th episode in our Grant Writer Mentoring Series. We've shared so many good resources! Today we're talking about: How to get started as a grant writer Mapping out a plan to move your career forward How to get […]

  • 28: 6 Ways to Learn Grant Writing Skills When You’re a Nonprofit Volunteer [Mentoring Series #3]

    Ready for the Fast Track to Grant Writer? www.teresahuff.com/vip Someone the other day asked how to get started with his grant writing career. He's volunteering at a nonprofit already and wants to step up into paid consulting work. I share 6 ways he can learn valuable grant writing skills […]

  • 27: Keys to Success as a Nonprofit Leader: Interview with Dr. Johnathan Kraus, Founder and President of Love Never Fails International [Mentoring Series #2]

    Fast Track to Grant Writer spring enrollment is open. Sign up at www.teresahuff.com/vip. The next couple of episodes are on the importance of mentoring. I can’t tell you how many emails and messages I get from people wanting to learn grant writing - some who have even read the books […]

  • 26: The Value of Unexpected Mentors and 5 Ways to Find Them [Mentoring Series #1]

    Need a grant writing mentor? Here you go. www.teresahuff.com/mentor Have you ever had a mentor in your life? Someone who has inspired you, and encouraged you, and really given you solid advice for that point in your journey? I’ve wrestled with this episode a bit because I can’t do it […]

  • 25: Nonprofit Donor Relations and Marketing Tips: Interview with Jenni Hargrove, Host of the Nonprofit Jenni Show

    Book an advisory session with Teresa at www.teresahuff.com/strategy I’m so excited to share today’s guest with you, friends! I’m introducing you to my new nonprofit friend and fellow podcaster Jenni Hargrove.  Jenni is a Charitable Marketing Coach and host of the podcast the […]

  • 24: How to Offset Decision Fatigue in Nonprofit Leaders: 5 Ways to Serve Well

    Book an advisory session at www.teresahuff.com/strategy Did you know that on an average day, we make about 35,000 decisions? That doesn't even account for the big circumstances! Nonprofit leaders and grant writers wear so many hats on any given day. If we're not careful, this can lead to […]

  • 23: Nonprofit Spotlight: Changing Lives Through Service Dogs - Interview with Joel & Danea Key, Saber Life Foundation

    One thing I've enjoyed most about podcasting is getting to know more nonprofit leaders. I love seeing the work you’re doing in your communities and how you're making a difference. Today I’d like to introduce you to a unique nonprofit that is making such a difference in people's lives, […]

  • 22: Preparation for Grant Writing: 6 Things Your Nonprofit Should Have on Hand

    Download today's checklist at teresahuff.com/prep. The #1 question I’m asked, by grant writers and nonprofits alike, is, “Where do I start?” Grant writing is a big process that takes a while to learn and develop. However, today I’m going to tell you one simple place you can start […]

  • 21: Tips for Successful Grant Writing & Federal Grant Project Management: Interview with Brandi VanAntwerp, CoxHealth Foundation Grants Administrator

    My friends, today’s episode is jam-packed with all kinds of grant writing goods. I’m chatting with the talented Brandi VanAntwerp, Grant Administrator of CoxHealth Foundation in Springfield, Missouri. Brandi provides grant writing and management for 6 hospitals, 83+ clinics, and Cox […]

  • 20: How to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Grant

    Welcome to Episode 20! I talk with a lot of new grant writers and nonprofits that are really nervous about starting out with grants. Even if you’re new, you can do this. We ALL have to start somewhere! There are so many factors that go into a grant decision. Today I'll talk through […]

  • 19: Effective Strategies for Virtual Trainings & Meetings: Interview with Heather Burright, Skill Masters Market

    Everything seems to be moving online these days, including nonprofit meetings, training, and events. That's why I've invited Heather Burright of Skill Masters Market on the show. She's an expert on all things training, onboarding, and people strategies - the "fun side of HR," as she calls […]

  • 18: Questions to Reflect & Plan + Free Download; Fast Track to Grant Writer Questions Answered

    Hi friends! As we're nearing the end of 2020, I want to take a few minutes to reflect on the past year and look ahead to next year. Whether you're a grant writer or a nonprofit leader, it's good to take some time away from technology to think through these. You can print out the quick […]

  • 17: Building a Legacy in Your Work and Life: Interview with Lindsey Johnson of the Legacy Entrepreneur Podcast

    Hi friends! The last few weeks we’ve talked about a lot of grant writing skills and nonprofit strategies. Today I want to shift gears a little bit and address more of the business and personal side of things. And, along those lines, If you are ready to invest in your future - and […]

  • 16: Pro Grant Writing Tip: How to Write Tight (with Examples)

    One Practical Step to Improve Your Writing Hey friends! I’ve heard from a lot of you lately at different stages of your grant writing journey. The one thing I keep hearing over and over is, “Where do I start?” There are lots of places you COULD start, and that’s where we often get […]

  • 15: Grant Writing for International Nonprofits + Building a Case for Support: Interview with Grant Writer Kathy Hoeck, KLH Grant Services

    Today I’m interviewing my friend and fellow grant writer Kathy Hoeck who has written grants for over a decade. I invited Kathy on the show because she works with several international nonprofits, but as you’ll see, we also get into a LOT of great strategy and tips as we talk shop […]

  • 14: Grant Writer Success Rates: Am I a bad grant writer if I don’t win the grant?

    The #1 question I hear from new grant writers is, “But how do I start?” Funny thing is, they’re still asking this even after they’ve learned some of the basics of grant writing.  They aren’t sure if they have what it takes. They don’t know how to approach prospective clients. […]

  • 13: Nonprofit Spotlight: The Global Orphan Project - On a Mission to Change a Generation [Interview with Trace Thurlby]

    Wow, you guys, today’s episode is a nonprofit spotlight and their work is SO impactful. Not only that, but you’ll hear some innovative ways they’re funding the nonprofit by creating fair trade, living wage jobs.   Join the VIP Pilot Program: Fast Track to Grant Writer Before we […]

  • 12: Grant Writer Strategy Call: Do I Have What It Takes? How Do I Get Started in Grant Writing?

    I hope you came ready to learn today because we have another grant writer strategy session, and this is packed full of good stuff. If you are thinking about grant writing, or if you are a grant writer and you just don't know how to move forward, this is the episode for you. Pay attention […]

  • 11: What Skills Do You Need to Be a Grant Writer?

    People often ask me about grant writing, but they aren't sure if they would be any good at it. You can take the quiz to help you figure out, but today I want to talk through some of the important characteristics that are ideal for a grant writer. These grant writing skills fall into three […]

  • 10: Grant Writing Q&A: How long does it take to get grant funding after the application is submitted?

    Now and then I like to do a quick Q&A episode with questions I often hear about grant writing. Today's question: How long does it take to actually get the grant funding after you submit the application? The short answer is that it'll probably take much longer than you'd like. Truth: […]

  • 9: What a Grant Funder Really Wants: Interview with a Grant Maker + Checklist Download [Mindy Honey, Skaggs Foundation]

    You know how I’m always throwing out grant writing advice like, “Follow the guidelines!” or “Don’t miss a deadline!” Well, today you don’t just have to take my word for it. I’m interviewing a grant maker so you can hear from someone on the other side of the desk what grant […]

  • 8: Grant Writing Q&A: Why Are Grant Application Guidelines So Different?

    Today I’m doing a quick Q&A episode for you on grant application guidelines. Next week’s episode is such a good interview with a grant funder, so be sure to come back for Episode 9 to catch that. In preparation for that episode,  I want to address a question I often hear: Why do […]

  • 7: Google Ad Grant: The Nonprofit World's Best-Kept Secret [Interview with Grant Hensel, CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone and Google Ad Grant Expert]

    If you work in the nonprofit world in any capacity, you need to know about this resource. This could benefit so many nonprofits, but most don’t even know it exists. I’m talking about the Google Ad Grant. This gives registered nonprofits a $10,000/month advertising credit to use for […]

  • 6: Grant Readiness: Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Grants? How to Build the Foundation for Successful Grant Writing + Bonus Grant Readiness Checkup Infographic

    Today's episode is going to lay the groundwork for preparing a non-profit for grants. Many people want to jump right into grant writing. They think, "Just send the money ‘cause we need it now!" Let me challenge you to a different approach. We’re going to take a few steps back and talk […]

  • 5: Grant Writer Strategy Session: Is Grant Writing My Next Right Step?

    I'm excited to share this grant writing strategy call with Lisa Ortman. Her background is so unique! (Hint: Her undergrad degree is in forestry.) Lisa reached out to me wondering if grant writing might be her next right step, so we met for a strategy session and worked out an action plan. […]

  • 4: Lessons I Learned from 15 Years of Grant Writing + Bonus Download

    Today I want to share with you some important lessons I've learned over the last 15 years of being a grant writer. The journey hasn’t been linear, but I’ve learned from every step. I'll talk about four key areas: Skill  Implementation Mindset Success To download the full PDF […]

  • 3: Grant Writing Q&A: Why is it called grant writing? | Which nonprofit should I help? | Is there room for more grant writers? | How long does it take to write a grant?

    I get all kinds of questions about grant writing, from simple to complex. Today I'm going to discuss a few of the most common questions. We'll get back to the basics as we talk about: Why is it called grant writing when it should be called filling out a grant application? How do I figure […]

  • 2: What Is a Grant? (and What It's Not)

    Today I'm going to start with the basics of grant writing so you understand what I’m even referring to in the first place. Grants are a process of applying for funding to be used for a specific cause. The grants I work with are typically given to 501c3 nonprofits, schools, or government […]

  • 1: Introducing the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast: My Journey from Special Ed Teacher to Grant Writer

    Introducing the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast where I'm stepping up to help freelancers and nonprofit leaders maximize their impact and change the world. Grant writing is one of those “mystery fields” that everyone kind of knows about, but no one seems to really know WHAT it really […]