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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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Links: Job training, college madness, bizarre RFP, writing, the culture that is France, giving things away, and more!
* "Why China won't own next-generation manufacturing." Maybe. Useful for those of you who provide job training services. * A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt, on the madness infecting college campuses (and other topics; his book†The Righteous Mind: W...
Grant Writing Confidential
Friday, October 7, 2016

Review of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic:" A Must Read for Grant Writers
Joe Quinones has written a compelling, profoundly depressing exposť about how the twin tidal waves of prescription opiates and Mexican brown heroin have devastated much of suburban, small town and rural America, Dreamland: The True Tale of America's ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Is a good idea to "Kiss and Tell" in grant writing?
Most of us have had the experience of deciding if you should tell the new girlfriend about the old girlfriend or the old girlfriend about the new girlfriend, or tell neither and shower frequently instead. While I can't help you with those dilemmas, I...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, September 25, 2016

How 9/11 Changed Grant Writing
I went to the office around 5:30 AM PDT on September 11, 2001 because we had an Administration for Native Americans Social & Economic Development (ANA SEDS) deadline later than week. Fifteen years ago, the Internet was still relatively new and, while...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Links: ACA news, job training news, "Walrus Haulout" grants, money and jobs and social services, and more!
* "Aetna Joins Rivals in Projecting Loss on Affordable Care Act Plans for 2016: Health insurer will review how it will continue its public exchange business in existing states." This is essential reading for FQHCs, and note: "In addition, Medicaid-fo...
Grant Writing Confidential
Friday, September 9, 2016

Lawyers misread RFPs all the time. They rarely improve the grant writing process
Occasionally clients want their lawyers to read RFPs or our draft proposals or both. This is almost always a waste of time of time and money, because a) most lawyers have no special expertise or experience in grant writing/reading RFPs, b) lawyers ar...
Grant Writing Confidential
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Acceptable Grant Proposal Language Evolves: No More Living on the Down Low
In today's world of hyper micro-agrression Thought Police on social media and college campuses,* grant writers must be constantly vigilant regarding "acceptable" grant proposal language while simultaneously being culturally sensitive. We've written a...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, August 28, 2016

They only see the final proposal: Make sure you submit something to funders
This may seem obvious, but bear with me: Funders only see the final proposal you submit. They don't see how hard you may have worked, the number of drafts you've completed, or how much you may have fought with your colleagues during drafting. Even if...
Grant Writing Confidential
Saturday, August 20, 2016

DOL's "America's Promise Job Driven Grant Program" Shows The Transition from Green Jobs to H-1B Jobs
I'm writing a Department of Labor (DOL) America's Promise Job Driven Grant Program proposal this weekend. There's nothing remarkable about that, except that a close reading of the RFP reveals that the DOL has completely abandoned their interest in "g...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Links: Urban sustainability, prisoner reentry, the "Big Bootie" problem, teens are becoming more boring, tax-increment financing, and more!
* "My four months as a private prison guard," which should make you even more skeptical of the prison-industrial complex than you already should be. Remember this if you're working on a prisoner reentry proposal. * "The End of Reflection"? Note that ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, July 24, 2016

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