Orienting New Members

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It has been a busy week as we continue to put together a few last grants for the year. We had a denial to one of our applications this week. Writing a grant takes time and it is always a disappointment when we don’t get the funding we hoped to get. But, we have to remember that it is the law of averages the more we write the more chances are that we will be successful. So as my dad use to say, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” that you chose to help your chapter out by writing grants. You are a very valuable asset!

I have to tell you a funny story, our Grants Chairman called me up this week to tell me we have a new member who was starting our new member orientation who has written grants before and she wants to join our committee before she has even been through orientation. Now that is every Grants Chairman’s dream! We are very open to people joining our committee especially those who want to help us write grants. However, it is very important that new members receive the proper orientation to the committee. We have an orientation form located under Resources/Downloadable Files/Committee Development that you can adapt to the needs of your chapter’s committee.

Have a fun week, I am in Portland visiting my son and I will even get to visit Assistance League of Portland while I am there.

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

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3 thoughts on “Orienting New Members

    • Wendy, the files are located both on the blog and on the National Assistance League website. Go to the blog located at http://www.grantlessons.wordpress.com and find the Resources Tab. Under the Resources Tab scroll down until you get to Committee Development where you will find a Word Document for Orienting New Members. Additionally, the files are located on the National Assistance League website. Log in and then go to the Manual for Chapter Management/Resource Development/Grant Writing/GrantLessons/Committee Development. Sandie

  1. Hi Sandie!

    It is nice to know that we are all assets. I think you are right. Have fun in Portland. The weather is okay for now! Karen I.

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