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Coffee & Conversations: Online Series

Join us for our fall series, “Coffee & Conversations!”

These trainings are designed with you in mind, and will be available in an online format.

October 14th: “To Nonprofit or Not?”

This is an online conversation designed to prompt the participant to answer questions important to their decision to make their for-profits, nonprofits!  I will share pro’s and con’s of both, as well as my personal experiences regarding making this decision. The registration deadline for this session is October 5th.

Cost: Complimentary

November 10th: “Get Grant Ready”

This interactive conversation will cover key objectives, include relevant activities and help the participant be prepared to secure funding, as well as provide them with resources to finding funding to match their purpose.  At the conclusion of this session, participants will become, #GrantReady!  The registration deadline for this conversation is November 1st.  Participants will be given a “homework” assignment at the conclusion of this conversation, in preparation for the December session.

Cost: $25*

December 22nd: “Secure the Mini Grant”

Participants will be provided support to apply for their mini grant of choice.  The “Get Grant Ready” conversation is a mandatory pre-requisite for this training.  Participants will be required to have key components of their applications ready in-time for this session.  The registration deadline for this conversation is December 10th. *Designed for nonprofits.

Cost: 25*

Note: 1. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS 2. The November and December sessions will be secured on a first-come, first-served basis.  Within 48 hours of receipt of your registration, you will receive an invoice for the trainings.

 

#GetGrantReady Upcoming Workshop!

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Get Grant Ready is an interactive, engaging presentation that prepares community/organization leaders to give their organizations a check up, to ensure it is ready to secure and qualify for community funding. Our trainings are presented in a non-intimidating environment, and truly take the fear out of FUNding! Get Grant Ready is a less intensive version of our day-long Grow In Your Purpose: Intensive Grant Writing Training.

Who should attend? Get Grant Ready is for management level organizational leaders, who are new to grant writing, eager to learn, and passionate about their purpose in their respective communities.

The 90 minute session will allow participants to: learn the bare bones of grant funding through a visual presentation, understand and identify business items that should be in order prior to applying for funding, write a sample MOU working in pairs (and receive an MOU template), use their smart devices to identify potential grant opportunities, and work in collaborative learning groups to develop SMART goals and respond to identifier scenarios!

When: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 2:45pm-4:15pm
Location: Montclair Community Library – Community Room (5049 Waterway Dr., Montclair, VA 22025)

Reserve your space here.

*BRING YOUR OWN SMART DEVICE
**SEATING IS LIMITED

#GetGrantReady!

Are you registered for the 11th Annual Higher Ground Women’s Leadership Conference?

I’m proud to share that I’ll be presenting at this amazing conference, and I hope you can join me!  I’ll be facilitating my #GetGrantReady session for attendees.

Get Grant Ready is an interactive, engaging presentation that prepares community leaders to give their organizations a check up, to ensure it is ready to secure and qualify for community funding.  Our trainings are presented in a non-intimidating environment, and truly take the fear out of FUNding!  Get Grant Ready is a less intensive version of our day-long Grow In Your Purpose: Intensive Grant Writing Training.  Participants  for Get Grant Ready are new to grant writing, eager to learn, and passionate about their purpose in their respective communities.  The 60 minute session will allow participants to: learn the bare bones of grant funding through a visual presentation, write a sample MOU working in pairs (and receive an MOU template), Understand Grant Reporting through analyzing grant calendars and working in small groups to work through grant reporting scenarios, use their smart devices to identify potential grant opportunities, and work in collaborative learning groups to develop SMART goals and respond to identifier scenarios!

If you can’t make it, and are interested in participating in an online presentation of #GetGrantReady in November, please complete the form below:

Sincerely,

Cydny!

When the Budget Cuts The Deepest

 

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you must be aware of the changes coming to the nation’s budget.  Funding is being drastically cut for organizations that serve the most under served communities, and our most vulnerable populations.  Funding that supports: educational programs, after school activities, healthcare for low-income families, and programs that primarily serve senior citizens are no longer priorities.

The current social climate leads to an increase for the need of nonprofit services; however, with limited public funds to finance the mission of nonprofits, the organizations that have previously been supported with federal funding will now be competing against one another for far less money, and competing with smaller organizations for private and local funding.

So, how does the domino effect of the budget effect your organization’s budget?

Read this article, and see the changes to the national budget will effect some organizations in the Washington, DC area.

Sincerely,

Cydny

Hello!

Those who know me, know I firmly believe in standing in, and growing in your purpose.  I believe everyone has purpose; however, we need to be “still” in order to understand it, and embrace it.  I feel I have always stood in my purpose!

A few years ago, I was a full-time entrepreneur, and enjoyed the flexibility of my time at home writing grants and proposals for other organizations, as a consultant.  Having a love for writing and community, I was great at securing funding for organizations to expand their reach by finding and securing the funding necessary to help them grow.  I’ve written a workforce development book on the subject matter, and have trained hundreds with basic knowledge to find and secure funding on their own.

Then life happened.  I became a caregiver, returned to the classroom, and cut back on consulting – drastically.

Recently, I’ve taken more time to be…”still.” In doing so, I truly realized that you could turn a blind eye to your purpose, but once it finds you, eventually, you have to face it and embrace it!  Since that day, I have decided to compliment my nonprofit, with a for profit consulting agency, that will position me to serve medium to large organizations that need to outsource their grant writing and program management needs. #CydnyConsults

Please be sure to subscribe to this blog, and check this website frequently, as I’ll be sharing news and tidbits about #AllThingsNonprofit here!

Note: #CydnyConsults is based in Prince William County, Virginia; but there are no limits to whom we can serve.

Sincerely,

Cydny