237 episodes

Holly Rustick, world-renowned grant writer, Amazon bestselling author, and nonprofit Guru, reveals all her freelance business tips, grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your freelance grant writing business, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization.

Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your freelance or nonprofit work and create a positive impact in the world.

Holly has more than 15 years of grant writing and nonprofit experience, 10+ years of freelance grant writing experience, and has secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company.

Freelance grant writing tips, grant writing hacks, grant research tools, strategic planning systems, board training steps, nonprofit fundraising blueprints, governance guidelines, crowdfunding counsel, and online courses accessibility will help you better understand how to crush it for your freelance grant writing company, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization.

Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources!

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Holly

Grant Writing & Funding Holly Rustick

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

Holly Rustick, world-renowned grant writer, Amazon bestselling author, and nonprofit Guru, reveals all her freelance business tips, grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your freelance grant writing business, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization.

Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your freelance or nonprofit work and create a positive impact in the world.

Holly has more than 15 years of grant writing and nonprofit experience, 10+ years of freelance grant writing experience, and has secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company.

Freelance grant writing tips, grant writing hacks, grant research tools, strategic planning systems, board training steps, nonprofit fundraising blueprints, governance guidelines, crowdfunding counsel, and online courses accessibility will help you better understand how to crush it for your freelance grant writing company, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization.

Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources!

Warmly,
Holly

    Ep.237: Pros and Cons to Hiring a Freelance Grant Writer vs. a Staff Grant Writer

    Ep.237: Pros and Cons to Hiring a Freelance Grant Writer vs. a Staff Grant Writer

    Your nonprofit may be considering hiring a grant writer... BUT the bigger questions is:

    "Should you hire a freelance grant writer or a staff grant writer?”

    Check out all the reasons your nonprofit may want to join in the Freelance Revolution to save money, management woes, and resources when hiring a freelance grant writer.

    Check out the glorious pros and the meh cons.

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources
    🖥️🔥 👉 Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-course/
    👉💰🖥️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! https://grantwritingandfunding.com/grant-writing-master-course/
    😀 Check out vetted Freelance Grant Writers: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/hire-a-grant-writer/
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    https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/

    • 20 min
    Ep.236: 8 Steps to Start Earning Money in Your Freelance Grant Writing Business

    Ep.236: 8 Steps to Start Earning Money in Your Freelance Grant Writing Business

    Here are 8 steps to opening your freelance grant writing business and start earning money!

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources

    👉💰🖥️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! https://grantwritingandfunding.com/grant-writing-master-course/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-course/

    🤗☕👉 Want to increase funding strategies for your Nonprofit? Join the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/nonprofit-strategic-planning/
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    #1: Get your Business Formerly Set Up
    #2: Identify Your Ideal Client & Service
    #3: Create Branding for Your Freelance Grant Writing Business
    #4: Create a Working Schedule
    #5: Develop a Pricing Model
    #6: Communicate Effectively
    #7: Create a Marketing Plan
    #8: Be Sure to Include Steps on How to Diversify Your Revenue

    If you want in-depth support on all these steps (plus, TONS of downloadables!), join the 8-Week Freelance Grant Writer Academy!

    Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/236

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources

    • 30 min
    Ep.235: What's New in Nonprofit Policies, Programs, and Jobs in 2022

    Ep.235: What's New in Nonprofit Policies, Programs, and Jobs in 2022

    What's New in Nonprofit Policies, Programs, and Jobs in 2022

    There is a lot changing for the nonprofit sector as we navigate 2022. From programs to policies to jobs available, this year is a doozy (in a good way!).

    Here to help shed some light on this subject is Shannon McCracken, leader of The Nonprofit Alliance.

    The Nonprofit Alliance is a relatively new organization (launched in 2018) with a vision to promote, protect, and strengthen the nonprofit sector.

    In this podcast episode, Shannon discusses some key nonprofit training, policies, and job trends in 2022.

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources

    👉💰🖥️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! https://grantwritingandfunding.com/grant-writing-master-course/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-course/
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    What We Discuss:

    ✨ About The Nonprofit Alliance
    ✨ Diverse Training at The Nonprofit Alliance
    ✨ How the 2016 Tax Law Has Negatively Impacted Nonprofits
    ✨ Why the Change in the Charitable Giving IRS Rule can Benefit Nonprofits
    ✨ Why the Nonprofit Sector May Be Losing Donors because of the Lack of Data Privacy
    ✨ Job Trends and Notices for Nonprofit Jobs
    ✨ Employee Valuation in Nonprofits
    ✨ Year-End Fundraising and Why It’s Hopeful in 2022
    ✨ Non-profit fundraising trends in 2022
    ✨ How COVID-19 allowed nonprofits to think differently about fundraising

    For all the show notes, visit: https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/235

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    Holly Rustick
    Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author
    https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/

    • 51 min
    Ep. 234: Fundraising and Prioritizing the 10,000 things on your nonprofit plate!

    Ep. 234: Fundraising and Prioritizing the 10,000 things on your nonprofit plate!

    Fundraising and Prioritizing the 10,000 things on your nonprofit plate!

    Do you find yourself doing too much as a nonprofit leader, fundraising development director, or grant writer?

    I bet that’s a resounding, “yes!”

    I get it. You have a to-do list that never ends.

    You have looming monsters that have been on that to-do list for more than a month, er, year. Those things just never seem to get done.

    The question is, “Do you even need to do them?”

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources

    👉💰🖥️ Grant Writing Master Course: Get sample grants, logic models, videos, and more. Start to write winning grants! https://grantwritingandfunding.com/grant-writing-master-course/

    🖥️🔥 👉 Want to get paid to write grants? Join the Freelance Grant Writer Master Course to launch and grow a freelance grant writing business: https://grantwritingandfunding.com/freelance-grant-writer-course/
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    Patrick Kirby, founder of Do Good Better Consulting, says, “Nope.”

    But how do you not do the things that need to get done?

    Well, that’s where his 5-day priority recipe comes in handy.

    Be sure to watch this video (and subscribe!) so you can get this simple recipe of not doing more to build your fundraising success!

    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 About DoGoodBetter
    1:53 Too Many Hats for Nonprofit Leaders
    3:54 Why Celebrating is Important for Nonprofits
    4:54 Why Nonprofits Might Not Celebrate Wins
    7:23 How Partnering With Nonprofits Can Attract More Funding
    16:07 Priority Schedule for Nonprofit Leaders
    19:30 Why Gratitude is So Important for Nonprofit Relationships
    23:33 How to Get Authentic Fundraising
    28:46 Who Are Good Funding Source Matches
    32:40 Why Your Nonprofit Goal is to Dissolve
    33:12 How to Prioritize Your To-Do List
    37:18 Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome for Nonprofit Leaders
    39:44 Do Good Better Midwest Tour

    Free Calendar: This is a great calendar to help make sure you keep on track with how to prioritize your week! https://fundraiseawesomer.com/shop/ols/products/5-week-fundraising-challenge-calendar

    Contact Patrick at: https://www.dogoodbetterconsulting.com/

    For all the show notes, visit: https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/234

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    https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/

    • 49 min
    Ep. 233: The Burning Question to Help You Take Time off from Your Nonprofit

    Ep. 233: The Burning Question to Help You Take Time off from Your Nonprofit

    The Burning Question to Help You Take Time off from Your Nonprofit

    It's been a busy week and I am back in the full-time swing of things. Why? School started! If you are a parent, you know what I am talking about. Summer is real for taking mandatory time away from the computer when you have kids.

    But it's a great mandatory time away. If we try to 'work through holidays' we may end up feeling guilty for not spending time with our kids or burned out by trying to work regular hours and getting frustrated with everyone in the house.

    You might say, "Just send your kid to summer camp or to daycare!"
    Well, that's not always the solution for every working parent.
    Summer camp and daycare can cost a pretty penny, your kids may dread it, and there could be major transportation issues. Plus, you actually might want to spend more time with the kiddos during these times off ;)

    A better solution may be setting up your year so you work shorter hours during summer, Christmas break, and other holidays.
    It may not feel like you even have that choice to do that at this point in your life, but let me tell you it is possible.

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources

    🤩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: https://nonprofitconsultingconference.com/
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    Your answer might not be opening a business (but it might be!).
    ✨ It might be having that uncomfortable conversation with your boss and asking for a raise while simultaneously asking for reduced hours at work (believe me, you probably deserve both).
    ✨ It may be applying for a promotion within your nonprofit.
    ✨ It may be asking for that overdue bonus.
    ✨ It may be saying you will stay at the nonprofit but will work only 10 months out of the year.

    The time to negotiate is NOW.

    Find out about more about this episode here: https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/233

    🤩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: https://nonprofitconsultingconference.com/

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    This helps others find the podcast and I read each and every review!

    If you have any questions, feel free to email
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    I’d love to connect with you!

    Thanks for listening!
    Holly Rustick
    Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author
    https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/
    ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨

    • 15 min
    Ep. 232: The What, Why, and How Webinars Help Grow Your Organization

    Ep. 232: The What, Why, and How Webinars Help Grow Your Organization

    The What, Why, and How Webinars Help Grow Your Organization

    Are you thinking about running a webinar for your nonprofit consultancy?

    What about having a webinar for your nonprofit organization?

    Webinars have skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years. And the reason why is because they work!

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    ✨💌 Visit https://grantwritingandfunding.com/ for the Hub Haven Grant Writing Resources

    🤩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: https://nonprofitconsultingconference.com/
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    You could be any of the following (or more!):
    ✨ Grant Writer
    ✨ Funding Developer
    ✨ Donor Nurturer
    ✨ Board Trainer
    ✨ Strategic Planner
    ✨ Fundraising Events Coordinator
    ✨ And so much more…

    Find out about Mandy Pearce and Mazarine Treyz Here: https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/232

    🤩 Want to Join the 2-Day Nonprofit Consulting Conference happening August 25th and 26th, 2022? Click here: https://nonprofitconsultingconference.com/

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    If you have any questions, feel free to email
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    I’d love to connect with you!

    Thanks for listening!
    Holly Rustick
    Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author
    https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/
    ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

leebacks ,

Motivating & Hopeful

Holly’s podcast offers strategies to help the grant writing process AND the grant writer. She demystifies the grant writing process and brings on insightful guests who generously share their expertise as well. Listening to this podcast made me feel more confident about not only grant writing but about being open to new ways to strategize and write. Holly’s a collaborative, supportive, and lively host—a great listen!

Shannon, TNPA ,

And then some!

While many of Holly’s podcast listeners come first for the grantwriting expertise, it’s her approach to the “whole self” of fundraisers that keep them coming back for more. From budgets to policy, job market to sector trends, she curates an insightful line-up of topics and guests and each episode offers something new.

Fundraising Dad ,

Like a graduate course in Grant Writing!

A lot of people COULD be fantastic grant writers, but don't know where to start, how to build that side hustle, or help nonprofits in their own community. Those same folks SHOULD be listening to Holly and her show! It is like a graduate course in Grant Writing with great guests, and even better tips and tricks to help navagate the sometimes complicated realm of funding!