Greetings from GrantLessons!
The fires are burning in California and the smoke has come “over the hill” as we would say, actually it is a mountain or two. The smog is reason enough for me to stay inside and play on my computer.
I looked at the blog’s statistics this morning and we have 114 followers and there is more activity where followers are viewing material on the blog. Blogs were made for followers to ask questions or to make comments. We have very few comments on the GrantLessons blog. If you have a question or need some help in your application writing efforts be sure to see the GrantLessons blog as a resource to help you out.
I am conducting a training session for my local chapter this afternoon with what we call our Grants Development Subcommittee. The purpose of the subcommittee is to make sure that other members know how to find new funders. We just can not be complacent that the funders that have supported us in the past are going to support us in the future. We also can not have how to find funders in the brain cells of only one team member. A strong chapter Grants Committee must teach each other how to find new funders. A few posts back I discussed the way to find funders using GuideStar. Today we are going to look at some of the funders profiles identified by the GuideStar search and determine if they are a match for us to spend time writing an application using criteria.
So let me ask you, would you and members of your Grants Committee be interested in a training session on this topic? I would consider doing a video training session if there were enough followers that were interested.
So here is your chance to make a comment on a blog. At the end of the post there is an opportunity to make a comment. If you think it is worth my time to complete a video training session on how to find funders using databases, just send me a comment. If you have a specific issue that you would like covered then be sure to put it in your comment.
For now, it is time for me to put the final polish on my work for today’s meeting of the Grants Development Subcommittee and hope my friends over in California can get a handle on the fires, my thoughts and prayers are with those fighting the fires.
Catch me when you can and I will catch up with you soon! Sandie