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Nonprofit Jenni Show

The Nonprofit Jenni Show explores nonprofit management, marketing, and development topics. Host Jenni Hargrove invites professionals from a wide variety of cause areas to weigh in with their experiences. Each episode also includes an Anonymous Q&A segment where Jenni answers controversial questions submitted by nonprofit staff and board members.

Dec 20, 2019

Many nonprofit leaders believe when they need more money for their organization, the obvious solution is to start applying for grants. But is that actually the best option for your organization right now? Today we’re exploring what your nonprofit needs have in place before applying for grants. We also talk about:

--How to decide whether you should write grants yourself, find a volunteer to learn grant writing, or hire a contracted grant writer
--Which types of grants you should apply for
--What to expect after you’ve submitted a grant application
--How to build relationships with grantors

Our guests this episode are:
--Carter Abel from Gigi’s Playhouse
--Holly Rustick from the Grant Writing and Funding podcast

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