applause

Grant Readiness

“How-To” Training DVD | 3-Ring Binder w/ Tabs

Testimonials for “How-To” Training DVD

Fast-paced. I was surprised by how quickly the info was presented. Lots of info. I enjoyed it. Thank you.
-Brenda George, Staff, Pennsylvania

I got more information than I thought I would get. I had started putting a grant readiness book together. The video actually provided me with the items I was missing. Great and right to the point. It provided answers to questions that I may have down the line.
-Sharon Hughes-Foltin, CEO, Illinois

Good info. I was surprised by the depth of the info.
-Bob Schrichte, Grant Writer, Kentucky

I am always astounded by Phil’s knowledge and generosity. What I liked most was it was very concise and well researched.
-Doris Jean Heroff, GPC, Consultant, Pelican Rapids, MN

Very informative!
-Janis Jefferson, Grant Writer, New Hampshire

Great training… What I liked most was the outline. What surprised me was how well all aspects were covered, including the sources of best practices.
-Carolyn Henrikson, GPC, CFW, Faculty for GPC Exam Prep Home Study Course Online, Nevada

What I liked most was the structure. What surprised me were the steps.
-Miniece Richardson, Grant Writer, South Carolina

What surprised me were the aspects covered in such a short time.
-Robin Schlosser, CEO, California

A wealth of information.
-Tamilah Kirkendoll, Fundraiser/Development, Missouri

Useful information.
-Sandra, Grant Writer, Oregon

Vast amount of information.
-Shanelle Hurst, Minnesota

What I liked most was the amount of resources provided. What surprised me was the information that I am missing regarding public disclosures on our webpages. Thank you so much for mentioning this! This was a great start for me. Thank you very much.
-Amy Marchut, Volunteer, Texas

I liked all of it. Would like to attend more. I was surprised by how much information you can gain in 1 hour and not have to travel several miles to get that information. Can there be more?
-Karol Zachmann, Executive Director, Montana

Helpful.
-Kerry Kelly, Executive Director, Tennessee

What I liked most was Everything!
-Marguerite Singleton, Executive Director, New York

What I liked most was how complete the data was. Thank you. It really focused me.
-Katherine, Board Member, Oregon

The Information was understandable and was presented at a level that was easily understood.
-Frances Williams, Louisiana

Clear process.
-Antoinette Wright, CEO, Illinois

What I liked most was the very straight forward information. I was surprised by the simplicity (but crucial) organization of the binder.
-Chauntel Wright, South Dakota

What I liked most was the organization of the materials. What surprised me was documents that I have not included.
-Roxanne Powell, Pennsylvania

Concise. Concrete.
-Erik Bergh, Michigan

The binder is exactly what we are working towards to have a certified audit.  
-Leslie Lynch-Wilson, Michigan

What I liked most was the organization and simplicity of content.
-MiMi DeMirjian, California

I liked it all. Clear understanding of what is needed to start process.
-Mavis Lloyd, Texas

Informative and Succinct. Very Useful.
-Amy Carrillo-Cobb, Texas

What I liked most was the organization of the binder. I was surprised by how necessary this binder is.
-Anna Buschbacher, Idaho

What I liked most was the idea of creating a “Grant Cookbook.” I was surprised that it included information related to volunteers and keeping timesheets for in kind donations.
-Deborah Sharp, Texas

What I liked most was the focus on readiness and transparency.
-Will Zrnchik, California

What I liked most was the simplicity of the binder and related items per tab. I was surprised by the suggested documents for website uploads for rapid access to funders interested in my organization.
-Rene Navarro, Texas

Practical advice. What surprised me were the public disclosure recommendations.
-Brenda Barber, Arizona

What I liked most was the organized manner of the slides.
-Kristi Hvidbjerg, Texas

I liked it all. What surprised me was the amount of information.
-Robert Henderson, California

The information was clear and concise. Being a small non-profit, we were reassured that we are closer than we thought to completing a readiness binder.
-Brandi Ledet, Texas

What I liked most was the organization of info for applying.Good information.
-David Kavalin, New Jersey

Practical recommendations concerning Board and 990s.  Straight forward and simple approach.
-Edward Livingston, New Jersey

Good information.
-Cynthia Currin, Oregon

It was easy to understand. What surprised me was how much money is available out there.
-Carmela Carman, Pennsylvania

Excellent presentation.
-Frances Williams, Grant Writer, Louisiana

What I liked MOST was how easy it was to understand.
-Antoinette Wright, CEO/Executive Director, Illinois

What surprised me was the process developed to reduce the amount of time spent writing the proposal. What I liked most was how informative and easy to understand it was.
-Tracy Evans, Fundraiser, Nevada

It was so thorough! What surprised me was Guidestar Exchange info as I have never seen this requested or used by a funder.
-Christine Linvill, Pennsylvania

What I liked most was the info on creating a tabbed notebook. What surprised me was how unique it was compared to other seminars.
-Conni, Grant Writer, Georgia

Excellent explanations! What surprised me was the amount of time and thought that can be saved by using the outline and binder suggestions.
-Robin Snyder, Texas

What I liked most was learning to organize information in hard copy and electronically for ease of access. What surprised me was how practical and useful this system will be.
-Jan Novak, Wisconsin

What I liked most was the level of detail. What surprised me was the layers of infomation needed for public disclosure.
-Robin Hicks, Kentucky

The extent of material surprised me!
-Fern Gaffey, Pennsylvania

Everything a non profit needs to know!
-Marilyn Campbell, Illinois

What I liked most was the knowledge of the presenter. What surprised me was how organized and simple it was.
-Deb Zinck, Pennsylvania

Even though I have over 20 years of experience in grant writing, I always appreciate picking up tips about better approaches and organization.
-Nancy Azzole, North Carolina

What surprised me was all the resources that were given.
-Linda Harrison, Illinois

What I liked most was the lay out of the binder and how easy it was to use!
-Lorraine Davis, Hawaii

What  I liked most was the ideas for organization and info on GuideStar Exchange. What surprised me was how much info is needed to be kept to help decrease time in writing federal grants.
-Judy Rutledge, Tennesse

What  I liked most was the outline. It was easy to follow, which allowed for me to hear the additional information given. What surprised me was that I should have more public disclousure docs on the org’s website.
-Madge H. Vosteen, Virginia

What  I liked most was the great information for helping organizations grant writing activities. What surprised me was insights provided in addition to guidance and information.
-Dale, Pennsylvania

What  I liked most was how well organized and presented it was. What surprised me was how well organized it was as compared to other webinars.
-William Anning, California

Very organized both in content and presentation. Even with experience in grant writing I have never before put my information in a binder format to have at my fingertips for responding to a grant. What surprised me was I truly appreciated answers to others questions, but learned the ʺgrantʺ difference between board demographics and resumes or bios. Thank you!
-James E. Mullarkey

What I liked most was the information was given in a clear, simple format that was helpful and easy to understand. What surprised me was the presenter was very helpful and was willing to share information when asked.
-Juanita Crutcher, Florida

What I like most was the practical, doable steps. What surprised me was how much the binder contents paralled my experiences in grants preparation.
-Catherine Quinn, California

It was clear, well organized, and the explanations were great!
-Maryanna Cevan, Connecticut

What I liked most was the organization and where to find information that is needed.
-Barbara Sullinger, Ohio

As someone new to grantwriting, this training helped me to establish a plan for organizing the documents I need. What surprised me was how much information I need to have on hand.
-Pat, Missouri

What I liked most was it helped me to be better organized!
-Annette Bareford, Virginia

I liked everything! What a super idea, a grant readiness binder! What surprised me most was the simple concept … putting all this necessary info in one place!
-Brian Cottam, Utah

What I like most was how well organized it was!
-Rita Elkins, Florida

It was organized and thorough. The presenter was very knowledgable, thus, adding a great deal to the webinar information.
-Darlene Paradise, South Carolina

What I liked most was the ease and usefulness of the information. What surprised me was the various information that should be on the website.
-Karin Mack

So organized and great information. What surprised me was that you were able to educate us about so much in so little time.
-Elizabeth Teets, West Virginia

What surprised me was learning about the GuideStar information. I don’t remember ever hearing about it!
-Trish Smith, Arkansas

What I liked most was the webinar was fast paced but packed full of helpful information. Although I have many of the documents at-hand, I do not have them in such an organized fashion and am looking forward to GETTING ORGANIZED! What surprised me was I have used Guidestar and am registered but did not realize the importance of providing all the agency information that has been requested. I am going to take care of that too!
-Kris Pawlowski, Wisconsin

What I liked most was the information was a useful format and easy to put into practice immediately. Very informative!
-Val LaBelle, Vermont

Practical, doable steps!
-Catherine Quinn, California

What I liked most was learning what I need to be grant ready. Very informative. What surprised me was full disclosure of information with no pressure to purchase additional materials.
-Stehpanie Summers, Georgia

What I liked most was how very helpful and simple it was for a beginner to follow. What surprised me was all the information that is required for a grant.
-Barb Stieve, Michigan

Great information. What surprised me most was that I can prepare a grant myself.
-Bart Smelley, Florida

 What I liked most was the presentation was streamlined and directly to the point. What surprised me was how organized the information was, making this idea look very useful and simple to complete.
-Carla, Maryland

 What I liked most was the structure and specificity of data to collect. What surprised me was all the information I got in such a short time. 
-Rebecca Atkins, Connecticut

It addressed a real problem, and it was valuable shared information. What surprised me was how simple the concept is…. well explained during the training.
-Sherrie Zagorc, Ohio

I found it very informative and really liked the methodical, planned out way to collect all the data. 
-Linda Whipker, North Carolina

Excellent information, especially IRS information.
-Frances Williams, Louisiana

 Straightforward how-to! What surprised me most was the organization system.
-Danelle Wolf, Minnesota

What I liked most was the great visuals, clear and concise directions.
-Katrina Mari Beverly, Virgina

Tools and information I can use. Thank you for an excellent resource for beginners and experienced Grant Professionals. 
-Jo Miller, Minnesota

What I liked was that it was practical, descriptive, and  action plan oriented. What surprised me was Guide Star access.
-Jean Faillace, Indiana

Great information! What surprised me is how little prepared we are.
-Kat Stratton, Georgia

What I liked most was that it is easily applicable for anyone at any experience level. What surprised me was the comprehensive information.
-Jennifer Hawthorne, Texas

What I liked most was that it gave additional information needed to prepare successful grants. What surprised me was that Public Disclosures should be on your website.
-Cassandra Crum, Georgia

What I liked most was it showed me how to maximize my time. What surprised me was how much information could be gathered in advance.
-Sharon Johnson, Louisiana

What I liked most was the 3-ring binder idea.
-George Kleeb, Nevada

What I liked most was how complete the presentation was. What surprised me was I didn’t know I should have so much publicly available online.
-Abby Wheeler, Nevada

What I liked most was the very organized and useful information. What surprised me was it seems a lot more possible than I thought to be awarded a grant…if I prepare!
-Jessica Russell, Nevada

What I liked most was how simple it was.
-Naomi Leahy, Nevada

What I liked most was information about what documents are needed for grants . Also the Information about what needs to be posted on website. What surprised me was the willingness to provide the material and services to find the material needed for grants.
-Amisha Bhakta, Nevada

What I liked most was all the information given, What surprised me was the wealth of information needed on file.
-Janell Harvey, Indiana

Very informative. What surprised me was the amount of content provided.
-Jacqueline Jones, Nevada

What I liked most was the organization.
-Beverly, Virginia

What I like most was the details given about the requirements.
-Zari Alipour

What I liked most was how informative it was. What surprised me was that it was clear and easy to understand.
-Pat Pittman, Alabama

A great refresher!
-Kit DiSalvo, Wyoming

What I liked most was the specificity of the information. What surprised me was how content rich it was!
-Kathy Hix, California

What I liked most was the organized layout of information. What surprised me most was the amount of detail provided and required to be grant ready.
-Joi Trenal, California

This webinar was easy to follow and showed me many ways to save time. What surprised me was how much of the information is already available publicly.
-Lisa Lucio, California

What I liked most was the positive focus. What surprised me most was how detailed the information in the “3-Ring Binder” needs to be.
Adrienne Welsh , Oregon

What I liked most was the specific recommendations. What surprised me the most was the availability of the slides as a takeaway.
-Alissa Nelson , Texas

What I liked most was the clarity and organization. What surprised me most was the elements that should be included on a website.
-Kathy Kennedy , Texas

What I liked the most was learning more about grants and keeping updated for my nonprofit organization. What surprised me most was how easy was to understand what the speaker was talking about.
– Renee Portnell, Nevada

What I liked the most was how informative it was! It answered a lot of my questions!
-Sharon Hughes-Foltin, Illinois

What I liked MOST was the great overview of substantial information required for preparing for grant writing. What SURPRISED ME was the overview of information.
-Paula Coggins,  Texas

Very informative and kept my attention!
-Dr. Vicki Bealman, Virginia

What I liked MOST was the time-saving and energy saving approach to write proposals. What SURPRISED ME was reducing the time spent writing the grant proposal.
-Jeffrey, Alabama

What I liked was how easy it is to set up!
– Jerry Cunningham,  Arizona

What I liked MOST was the valuable info on creating a binder. What SURPRISED ME was that you could prepare 80% of info needed before you ever see an RFP.
-Treena Guy, Michigan

What I liked most was that it gave me hope. What surprised me most was how comforting it was.
-Christopher Kim, Pennsylvania

What I liked MOST was a streamlined process to gather and manage the necessary data
for grant writing.
-Denise Bottomley

What I liked MOST was its conciseness.
-Dianne Sheridan, Consultant, UT

Thank you. This was very informative. Short and to the point.
-Beatrice, IL

Helped a lot and gave me great direction. What I liked MOST was the detailed information.
-Ronald, Consultant, GA

What surprised me was the depth of material. What I liked MOST was the logical organization of materials.
-Laura, Grant Writer, SC

What surprised me was how thorough it was. What I liked MOST was the detailed amount of information.
-Jennifer, Consultant, TX

Well-organized system. Includes a few things I hadn’t thought of, and the binder system has some advantages over my system.
-Michele, Consultant, TX

This was a great way for me to begin my new experience with a non-profit. I really think this will help me re-vitalize this organization. What surprised me was  the thoroughness. What I liked MOST was the explanations.
-Stefanie, CEO/Executive Director, AZ

What surprised me was its thoroughness. What I liked MOST was the new, current, and expanded Info.
-CBlanford, Grant Writer, TX

What surprised me was the clarity. What I liked MOST was the organization of information.
-CEO/Executive Director, CA

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What surprised me was there were documents I hadn’t even thought of. What I liked MOST was giving me some structure to use in organizing all of the information I have to work with.
-Denise, Grant Writer, TX

What I liked MOST was the organization of info.
-Dianne, Grant Writer, NV

What I liked MOST was the content.
-Lillie, Staff, GA

What I liked MOST was it’s practicality and ease of use.
-Matthew, Grant Writer, KS

What surprised me was it really opened my eyes to the field. What I liked MOST was the detailed list and brief explanation as to what these items are. Great tips like “Don’t worry about it. You should build these policies eventually.”
-Natalie, CA

What I liked MOST was everything. What surprised me was how helpful it was.
-Denise, CEO/Executive Director, NC

What I liked MOST was the content not fluff.
-Gary, Board Member, CA

What I liked MOST was the detailed information.
-Ron, Consultant, GA

A lot of good tips. What I liked MOST was getting organized.
-Lee, Grant Writer, NV

Great information. Lots of stuff I still need to learn.
-Robyn, IA

Good presentation with lots of good ideas and examples. What I liked MOST was concise details.
-Stan Hanel, Staff, NV

Great explanations. What surprised me was how informative it was.
-Bobbi, Grant Writer, NC

What I liked MOST was the resources. What surprised me was how informative it was.
-Sharon Johnson, Consultant, LA

What surprised me was clarity and straightforwardness of something really complex. Great overview.
-Mary Ellen Saunders, Staff, IL

What I liked MOST was the knowledgable info given. What surprised me was it’s simplicity.
-Paula Anderson, Grant Writer, NV

It is simple to understand. What I liked MOST was the ease of following the instructor.
-James Bailey, Grant Writer, OR

What surprised me was the quality info. What I liked MOST was the amount of information that was given about organizing your binder.  
-Illaina Baylor-Johnson, IL

I’m new to this, so this helped give me direction. What surprised me was how much information was out there.
-Maria Bement, Board Member, NV

Useful information. What surprised me was Phil’s success rate.
-Jean Booth, Grant Writer, NV

Very detailed.
-Joanna Burch, CEO/Executive Director, NC

What I liked MOST was the clarity.
-Dianne Farkas, CEO/Executive Director, NV

Thank you for a well-organized and complete/thorough presentation.  I can’t wait to put our notebook together. What I liked MOST was a complete overview of the various documents to have as a part of the notebook. Readiness is the most appropriate term as putting together the notebook will lay the foundation for preparing a complete, thorough and hopefully successful grant.
-Sheryl Gonzales, Board Member, NV

Very good information. I expected it to take longer.
-Dan Hansen, NV

Clear information.
-Jean Hoppert, CEO/Executive Director, NV

What I liked MOST was showing us how to start getting organized. What surprised me was how much info is needed for public disclosure.
-Crystal Kimhan, CEO/Executive Director, NV

Excellent presentation. Thank you! It surprised me that only 1-week is recommended for grant readiness.  I like that this process is swift, keeping all involved alert and engaged. The Grant Readiness training helped me understand what needs to be completed before the writing starts!
-Yanna Kruse, Grant Writer, AZ

Wealth of information. What surprised me was the different tabs for the grant binder.
-Teresa Lewis, Grant Writer, NC

What I liked MOST was how it was succinct so it was perfect for participating in during the workday. What surprised me was gleaning more efficiency tips. I love learning new things.
-Zanny Marsh, Grant Writer, NV

This was a fantastic training. I think our organization will have more success with this information. It was easy to follow with concise guidelines, yet doesn’t do the work for you.
-Ashanti McGee, Grant Writer, NV

Excellent presentation. A lot of well organized info in a short amount of time. What surprised me was how much “real” information was in the training and binder.
-Holly Meyers, Staff, NV

What I liked MOST was the helpful information and set up for success.
-Jeannie Noble, Board Member, TX

Phil did a great job. The material was well organized and made sense. Some very good ideas.
-Jean Peyton, Board Member, NV

Very informative and useful info. What I liked MOST was the clarity of presentation and slides.
-Ann Quinn, Board Member, VA

What surprised me was the quality of the information. What I liked MOST was the clarity of the presentation of the material, as well as thoroughness.
-Cindy Salyer, Board Member, NV

This was a great presentation, packed with good info and short enough to keep attention. What I liked MOST was the comprehensive list of items needed for grant readiness.
-Sarah Sanchez, CEO/Executive Director, NV

What I liked MOST was being assisted in organizing material we have on hand.
-Karen Sartell, CEO/Executive Director, NV

Very concise & helpful. What I liked MOST was how to make the binder & the contents.
-Gwen Taylor, CEO/Executive Director, NV

Makes sense to put everything into a binder and being prepared for any moneys you may apply for. I liked everything.
-Joan Westover, Volunteer, NV

What I liked MOST was the detail that went into informing about the 3-ring binder. What surprised me was the simplicity of the process.
-Jeannette Wicks, Consultant, NJ