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Jake Selinger

This very helpful blog is by Jake Seliger, a veteran of the grant writing scene. Keep up and improve your gran [Read More]

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"Backbone" grants for nonprofits, illustrated by the HRSA SAC and RWHAP Part C EIS programs
Human-service nonprofits face two basic challenges: keeping the lights on and providing integrated, case-managed services to meet client needs. Meeting the first challenge is obvious—if the nonprofit can't cover basic costs like rent and salaries, th...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, July 17, 2017

Cal Newport's "Deep Work" and grant writing
Jake recently gave me Cal Newport's book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.* Newport describes "deep work" as: The ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task . . . And yet, most people have lost the ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Links: Free speech, affordable housing, more on 50 Shades, drugs as medicine, college sex, Congress, and more!
* "Free speech, but not for all?" A very bad academic trend. * "Japan shows the way to affordable mega cities." Again, affordable housing is the issue that touches almost every other issue. * "Labor Shortage Squeezes Builders: Why are property prices...
Grant Writing Confidential
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rare good political news: Boosting apprenticeships
"Trump Orders U.S. Regulatory Review to Boost Apprentice Programs" is not a very well-written headline but the article is worth reading because apprenticeships are important, underrated, and should be more prominent and prevalent than they are. We've...
Grant Writing Confidential
Friday, June 16, 2017

Favorite odd-but-mandatory proposal forms: LA Slavery and New York Northern Ireland edition
Experienced grant writers know that all proposal instructions must be followed as precisely as possible (though they can also be contradictory—a problem we discovered in a recent Department of Education RFP). Perhaps because of that principle, funder...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, June 12, 2017

Maybe reading is harder than I thought: On "The Comprehensive Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program"
We very occasionally pay attention to bidders conferences; usually, however, we usually avoid them for the reasons last discussed in "My first bidders conference, or, how I learned what I already knew." Despite knowing that bidders conferences are mo...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, June 5, 2017

FQHCs, Reproductive Health/Family Planning Services, and Planned Parenthood: An Uneasy but Symbiotic Relationship, Centered on Title X Funding
We often write about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), in part because we often work for them in part because FQHCs illustrate many challenges facing other nonprofits. This post discusses a service that FQHCs could provide but mostly choose...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, May 22, 2017

"Turning NATO's Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting"
One advantage of reading the Federal Register every day while looking for RFPs is that I also get a first look at how bureaucrats are trolling the politicians who are supposed to be the bureaucrats' masters. In today's Federal Register, for example, ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tyler Cowen's "The Complacent Class," 25 Years After the Rodney King Uprising and Grant Writing
Tyler Cowen's exceptional The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream is another must-read for grant writers, like Sam Quinones's Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. Jake and I like Cowen not only because ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, May 1, 2017

Links: Job training, affordable housing, smart toilets, freedom of speech, zoning's steep price, and more!
* "Indiana tries to certify skills rather than a college degree." * "Solarcoaster: The Promise and Pitfalls of Rooftop Solar Jobs." Useful especially for job training providers. Solar technician and wind-power related jobs are popular career paths be...
Grant Writing Confidential
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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