Setting Goals for the New Year

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Greetings from GrantLessons, we continue with 57 followers. Well the new year is here and we always start with some good resolutions. I got a comment from Wendy over the holidays from the RanchoSan Dieguito Chapter. She said, “Your emails are helpful. There is normally so much to do each grant year that some of your ideas have not YET been implemented by our chapter. But, 2013 lies ahead.” Good point Wendy!

What resolutions did you make for your chapter? Have you found some new members that could be trained to join your committee? This is not a job you want to do alone. Has your chapter established Dropbox for your grant documents? This is the one strategy that has assisted our chapter team in being able to write a number of grants. I just completed a grant for our Food Pantry which I call a continuing grant because we got a $20,000 grant from the foundation last year and I simply needed to update the information and apply again. It was easy since all the documents were at my “computer” fingertips.

I am doing some research on the number of Assistance League chapters that have gotten their GuideStar Exchange Seal, more on that next week. I am hoping this year that we can dialogue more on GrantLessons with the followers. You can do that by simply selecting the comment button. Let us know if there is a particular topic that you would like more information on or just hit the comment button to say, “Hello”.

I am starting to plan a vacation to Florida to see my sister, at least it will be warmer than 20 to 30 degress that we are having in Reno for the last week. For now, have a great start to the New Year by setting a goal or two.

Catch me when you can and I will catch up with you soon. Sandie

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