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Quit your toxic nonprofit job and replace your full-time income while writing grants part-time, from home! Join our students in the Freelance Grant Writer Academy to create Financial Stability and Flexibility through writing grants for causes you are passionate about: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy

World-renowned grant writing expert and Amazon bestselling author Holly Rustick provides coaching that helps new and experienced grant writers replace their full-time income while writing grants part-time from home (or anywhere they want to live or travel in the world).

She coaches changemakers to master grant writing and start to grow 6-figure+ grant writing businesses on part-time hours via her signature group program, “Freelance Grant Writer Academy."

As an unapologetic feminist, Holly’s work in coaching female grant writers to master grant writing, find their cause-area niche, and navigate value-based pricing and nonprofit sales is breaking glass ceilings for women all over the world.

Every week, she coaches thousands of people through the top-ranking podcast, Grant Writing & Funding, books on grant writing, and inside the Freelance Grant Writer Academy.

Holly has 20 years of experience in grant writing, and began her freelance grant writing journey back in 2005. While teaching in Kuwait and Indonesia, and then earning a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy in Belgium, Holly saw the light of setting up a virtual-based business in grant writing back in the mid-2000s. Having secured more than $45 million of dollars for nonprofit organizations, and then setting up a multi 6-figure freelance business, Holly has a mission to help female grant writers break out of toxic nonprofit J-O-B-S and create high-level income while freelance grant writing.

Inside the Freelance Grant Writer Academy, students have secured more than $61+ million in grant funding and $1.3+ million in revenue in their grant writing businesses within ONE year.

To amplify this work, she is past-president of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce and was appointed to the Guam Business Advisory Task Force as an advisor to the first female governor of Guam. Holly lives on the island of Guam with her beautiful daughter, Isabella.

If you are interested in replacing your full-time income while writing grants part-time from home (or from anywhere in the world!) join the Freelance Grant Writer Academy!

www.grantwritingandfunding.com.

Grant Writing & Funding Holly Rustick

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Quit your toxic nonprofit job and replace your full-time income while writing grants part-time, from home! Join our students in the Freelance Grant Writer Academy to create Financial Stability and Flexibility through writing grants for causes you are passionate about: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy

World-renowned grant writing expert and Amazon bestselling author Holly Rustick provides coaching that helps new and experienced grant writers replace their full-time income while writing grants part-time from home (or anywhere they want to live or travel in the world).

She coaches changemakers to master grant writing and start to grow 6-figure+ grant writing businesses on part-time hours via her signature group program, “Freelance Grant Writer Academy."

As an unapologetic feminist, Holly’s work in coaching female grant writers to master grant writing, find their cause-area niche, and navigate value-based pricing and nonprofit sales is breaking glass ceilings for women all over the world.

Every week, she coaches thousands of people through the top-ranking podcast, Grant Writing & Funding, books on grant writing, and inside the Freelance Grant Writer Academy.

Holly has 20 years of experience in grant writing, and began her freelance grant writing journey back in 2005. While teaching in Kuwait and Indonesia, and then earning a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy in Belgium, Holly saw the light of setting up a virtual-based business in grant writing back in the mid-2000s. Having secured more than $45 million of dollars for nonprofit organizations, and then setting up a multi 6-figure freelance business, Holly has a mission to help female grant writers break out of toxic nonprofit J-O-B-S and create high-level income while freelance grant writing.

Inside the Freelance Grant Writer Academy, students have secured more than $61+ million in grant funding and $1.3+ million in revenue in their grant writing businesses within ONE year.

To amplify this work, she is past-president of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce and was appointed to the Guam Business Advisory Task Force as an advisor to the first female governor of Guam. Holly lives on the island of Guam with her beautiful daughter, Isabella.

If you are interested in replacing your full-time income while writing grants part-time from home (or from anywhere in the world!) join the Freelance Grant Writer Academy!

www.grantwritingandfunding.com.

    Ep. 342: Replay: Grant Professionals Pricing Survey Results & Brainstorming Sessions

    Ep. 342: Replay: Grant Professionals Pricing Survey Results & Brainstorming Sessions

    Rachel is the CEO and Founder of GDS Grants and has over 25 years of community development and grant writing experience.
    In this episode, Rachel explains how grant writers price their services, the different pricing structures they use, and where they are losing money.

    She also talks about how a grant writer's gender impacts their work, how much unpaid work grant writers do, and how grant writers can improve the grant writing community.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    ✨2022 Pricing Survey (50% Off!): GDS 2022 Pricing Survey Report
    ✨2023 Full Pricing Survey (10% Off!)
    ✨GEMS
    ✨Freelance Grant Writer Academy
    ✨Why you struggle with pricing as a freelance grant writer with Rachel Waterman
    ✨Grant Writer Pricing Survey: Why Grant Professionals Don’t Feel Valued
    ✨Grant Management Made Easy: Never Miss a Grant or Funding Deadline

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    ✨💌 Get FREE Grant Writing Resources when You Join the Grant Writing Hub Haven: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/get-started/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Freelance Grant Writer Academy: Replace your Full-Time Income Writing Grants Part-Time from Home.
    https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ep. 341: From Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Money Trauma in Nonprofit Consulting

    Ep. 341: From Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Money Trauma in Nonprofit Consulting

    Rhea Wong helps Executive Directors and development staff build out individual major gift programs to raise more money.

    In this episode, Rhea explains why the retention rate for donors is so low, the fundamentals behind the donor experience, and how to decide which projects to take on as a consultant.

    She also talks about scientific strategies that make you feel calm, what you need to build a successful group coaching programme, and the evolution of a nonprofit consultant's career.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    ✨Nonprofit Consulting Conference 2024
    ✨AI Fundraising Conference
    ✨Nonprofit Lowdown with Rhea Wong
    ✨The Life Coach School Podcast with Brooke Castillo
    ✨The Game with Alex Hormozi
    ✨The Future of AI with Devi Thomas
    ✨Using Chat GPT and AI for Grant Writing
    ✨Transitioning to Freelance Grant Writing: Building Your Business Gradually
    ✨Finding a Community of Grant Writers
    ✨Grant Easy Management Software

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    🖥️🔥 👉 Freelance Grant Writer Academy: Replace your Full-Time Income Writing Grants Part-Time from Home.
    https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 340: The Role of Strategic Planning in Freelance Grant Writing Success

    Ep. 340: The Role of Strategic Planning in Freelance Grant Writing Success

    Marie Palacios is the Lead Consultant for Funding for Good, an expert facilitator, and is certified by The Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA in evidence-based facilitation practices.

    In this episode, Marie explains what to include in a grant proposal’s strategic planning document, who should be involved with the strategic planning process, and how to fund the strategic planning process.

    She also talks about the preparation you need before writing a grant proposal, how to provide more services and deliverables for the nonprofits you work with, and the core reasons to run a nonprofit consultancy business.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    ✨Nonprofit Consulting Conference 2024
    ✨Grant Professionals Pricing Survey Results & Brainstorming Sessions
    ✨Funding For Good
    ✨Increasing Prices with Streamlined Processes for Freelance Grant Writers
    ✨Why AI Won’t Take Your Grant Writing Job
    ✨Growing your Nonprofit Consultancy Practice
    ✨Grant Easy Management Software

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    ✨💌 Get FREE Grant Writing Resources when You Join the Grant Writing Hub Haven: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/get-started/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Freelance Grant Writer Academy: Replace your Full-Time Income Writing Grants Part-Time from Home.
    https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/
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    Coaches new and experienced grant writers to earn high 5-6 figure incomes writing grants from home!

    • 36 min
    Ep. 339: Effective Financial Systems for Nonprofits and Freelance Grant Writers

    Ep. 339: Effective Financial Systems for Nonprofits and Freelance Grant Writers

    Stephanie Skryzowski is a Chief Financial Officer for nonprofits, where she teaches nonprofit leads to better understand, use, and communicate their financials to donors and other stakeholders.

    In this episode, Stephanie explains the type of data nonprofits should collect about their business, the best ways to manage a budget, and how to understand the complexities of grant budgets.

    She also talks about how grant writers should decide which clients to work with, the services to offer nonprofits, and some common grant budget lessons.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    ✨The Prosperous Nonprofit Podcast
    ✨GuideStar
    ✨100 Degrees Financial Health Calculator
    ✨QuickBooks
    ✨Grant Professionals Pricing Survey Results & Brainstorming Sessions
    ✨Ep. 338 Mastering Freelance Finances: The Variable Income System with Gina Knox
    ✨It’s Not Hard to Get Nonprofit Clients as a Freelance Grant Writer
    ✨Growing your Nonprofit Consultancy Practice
    ✨How to Niche Your Grant Writing Services to Get Ideal Nonprofit Clients
    ✨Why you struggle with pricing as a freelance grant writer with Rachel Waterman
    ✨Grant Easy Management Software

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    ✨💌 Get FREE Grant Writing Resources when You Join the Grant Writing Hub Haven: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/get-started/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Freelance Grant Writer Academy: Replace your Full-Time Income Writing Grants Part-Time from Home.
    https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/
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    Coaches new and experienced grant writers to earn high 5-6 figure incomes writing grants from home!

    • 36 min
    Ep. 338: Mastering Freelance Finances: The Variable Income System

    Ep. 338: Mastering Freelance Finances: The Variable Income System

    Gina Knox is a financial and wealth coach for entrepreneurs with variable income who teaches them how to build their business savings.

    In this episode, Gina explains the issues with a budgeting based approach, the different banking strategies that can increase your capital, and how much you should pay yourself from your grant writing business.

    She also talks about how to approach debt in your business, what you need to cover in a sales call with a potential client, and the mindset shift when moving from being an employee to a business owner.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    ✨Save 6 Figures with Gina Knox Podcast
    ✨Growing your Nonprofit Consultancy Practice
    ✨Treat Your 9-5 as Your Anchor Client as a Freelance Grant Writer
    ✨Why you struggle with pricing as a freelance grant writer with Rachel Waterman
    ✨Grant Easy Management Software

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    ✨💌 Get FREE Grant Writing Resources when You Join the Grant Writing Hub Haven: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/get-started/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Freelance Grant Writer Academy: Replace your Full-Time Income Writing Grants Part-Time from Home.
    https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/
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    Coaches new and experienced grant writers to earn high 5-6 figure incomes writing grants from home!

    • 49 min
    Ep. 337: Why AI Won't Take Your Grant Writing Job

    Ep. 337: Why AI Won't Take Your Grant Writing Job

    Philip Deng is the Co-founder and CEO of Grantable, a world-class grant writing assistant powered by AI.

    In this episode, Philip explains the difference between using ChatGPT and Grantable, how to keep an authentic tone while writing grants with AI software, and how much you can trust the output of an AI.

    He also talks about why AI can’t be used for research purposes, the best type of AI to use for grant writing, and why having a master grant template is so valuable.

    When you join the Freelance Grant Writer Academy, aspiring and seasoned grant writers get everything you need to quit your full-time job and replace your full-time income by freelance grant writing from your home.

    The Freelance Grant Writer Academy is a 12-Month group coaching program, where you get curriculum, coaching, customized feedback and support to start a Freelance Grant Writing Business.

    The price of the Academy is only One Payment of $2,500 (Get 2 Months Free!) or 12 Monthly Payments of $250.

    The doors are open to The Freelance Grant Writer Academy unti May 12th, click here to join - https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    ✨Freelance Grant Writer Academy
    ✨The Nonprofit Consulting Conference
    ✨Episode 279: Chat GPT and AI for Grants: Revolutionizing Grant Writing with Grantable
    ✨Everything Inside the FGW Academy, Who It’s For, & How to ✨Get Your Investment Back with One Sale
    Transitioning to Freelance Grant Writing: Building Your Business Gradually
    ✨Grant Easy Management Software

    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts
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    ✨💌 Get FREE Grant Writing Resources when You Join the Grant Writing Hub Haven: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/get-started/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Freelance Grant Writer Academy: Replace your Full-Time Income Writing Grants Part-Time from Home.
    https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-academy/
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    Coaches new and experienced grant writers to earn high 5-6 figure incomes writing grants from home!

    • 59 min

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