A Phone Call is Worth a Thousand Hours of Research

By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriting Associate at Joining Vision and Action Fundraising is all about communication and relationships. As a grantwriting consultant, I sometimes think grantwriters see their job as different from [...]

Character Counts: Hacks—ahem, Strategies—for Trimming Grants

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Just about every grant application that JVA writes spends some time on my laptop screen being edited, mostly for things like [...]

2018-08-21T11:10:39+00:00 August 13th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Self-care: One of the Best Tools in a Grantwriter’s Toolbox

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action OMG, my grant is due in one week and it’s not where it needs to be. I’ve had this thought [...]

2018-06-20T15:43:39+00:00 June 20th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments

Deadline Overload: Survival Tips From the Trenches

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action Sometimes deadlines fit nicely into your life—spaced out neatly, one being met as the next one appears on the horizon. Or, if [...]

Not your ordinary housing. Rocky Mountain Communities

 By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriter What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think “affordable housing”? For 7-year-old Natasha, it means living in a supportive environment where she receives [...]

2018-05-21T19:43:12+00:00 February 9th, 2018|2018, Blog, Clients, Grantwriting|0 Comments

Federal Spending Uncertainty—Continuing Resolutions are Paralyzing National Progress

Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Congress has developed a habit of using continuing resolutions (CRs) as a stop-gap funding measure to keep the government open. While [...]

2018-02-05T17:53:46+00:00 February 5th, 2018|2018, Blog, Fundraising, Grantwriting, Policy and advocacy|0 Comments

Grantmaker’s formatting requirement: Help or hindrance?

Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action I recently finished working on a grant proposal that had such a restricted page length that I spent as many hours [...]

2017-05-26T15:43:06+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments

What We Learned from the Skinny Budget

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action President Donald Trump has released his skinny budget, “America First,” which gives us some broad stroke glimpses of where he would like Congress to approve [...]