The Write Source Conducts Workshops for Annie E. Casey Foundation for Third Consecutive Year
The Annie E. Casey Foundation of New Haven, Connecticut, contracted The Write Source again in 2011 to conduct three workshops for their Professional Development and Learning Series. In 2010, the Foundation contracted The Write Source to conduct several workshops for their 2010 Professional Development and Learning Series and their 2009 Recession-Proof Fundraising series.
Seeking Grants Just as Tough in 2010 as It was in 2003!
Ironically, the stock market drives the investment portfolios of foundations. When the stock market is in flux, so are the number and size of grant awards. The advice provided by Diane Gedeon-Martin in the article Grants: Funding Requests are Flooding In published by The NonProfit Times in November 2003 is as relevant today as it was seven years ago!
Online Grant Proposal Trends Featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Based on the success of the Writing Tight: Secrets to Preparing Successful Online Grant Proposalsaudioconference conducted by Diane Gedeon-Martin of The Write Source and hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals last fall, The Chronicle of Philanthropy decided to explore this emerging trend. The author of the article Grant Seeking Goes Paperless interviewed Ms. Gedeon-Martin for her candid view on the process, both pro and con.
Audioconference on Writing Tight has Largest Audience Ever!
The audioconference entitled Writing Tight: Secrets to Preparing Successful Online Grant Proposals conducted by Diane Gedeon-Martin of The Write Source, on June 10, 2008 for the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP) and Charity University yielded the largest audience ever since beginning the program in 2004. A total of 68 sites from across the country with anywhere from one to 20 participants listened to the audioconference and followed the presentation materials.
You can listen to the audioconference and receive the materials for a fee by visiting either the AAGP or Charity University websites then following the links. Or go to our Conference Schedule page to order the pre-recorded session.
Audioconference on Writing Tight has Third Largest Audience!
The AFP Audioconference conducted by Diane Gedeon-Martin of The Write Source, on September 6, 2007, entitled Writing Tight: Secrets to Preparing Successful Online Grant Proposals had the third largest attendance in the six-year history of their audioconference series. There were 127 sites that participated with an average of 20 persons per site totaling an audience of over 2,500! Listeners from across the United States and Canada followed the materials provided by Ms. Gedeon-Martin to learn how to trim the fat out of their writing to accommodate the slim formats of today’s online grant applications. Visit our Conference Schedule page to download or order the CD package that includes the PowerPoint presentation from AFP.
“Cutting to the Chase” Article Showcases The Write Source President
In preparation of conducting the AFP Audioconference entitled Writing Tight: Secrets to Successful Online Proposals, Diane Gedeon-Martin provided her perspective of dealing with online applications. Read the article Cutting to the Chase: Writing in the Online Age.
Write Source Grant Seeking Methods Featured in Workbook
Diane Gedeon-Martin contributed to the Maximizing Fiscal Resources for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) State Lead Agencies: A Guidebook and Tool Kit published in March 2007 by the Friends National Resource Center for CBCAP Programs, technical assistance series. Please see pages 25 to 27 of the above linked .pdf document.
Learn to Make the Right Approach before Contacting a Grantmaker
In the February 2006 issue of the The Philanthropy Journal, she provided an overview of What Grantmakers Want. Ms. Gedeon-Martin cited three things nonprofits can do to strengthen their grant seeking efforts.
Basic Grant Seeking Methods Discussed by The Write Source President in 2003 Article
In the July/August 2003 issue of Advancing Philanthropy published by the AFP, the author of the article Take Nothing for Granted interviewed Ms. Gedeon-Martin for her insights into the world of grant seeking.