A program for people working hard towards sustainable funding
A fully funded organization means you can affect more change in the world, but it’s hard to figure out where to find more revenue streams.
Messaging is critical: your mission has to be stellar and your vision amazing in order to captivate the community and potential donors.
That’s a lot of pressure.
Where do you even start?
How do you write effectively?
What tools do you need?
Join The Writer’s Block – a community of fellow organizers writing for good
Whether you’ve never written a grant before and want high quality training, or you’re a writing pro and need a second pair of expert eyes to help you win the grant: this community is for everyone
At Funding For Good we have 20+ years of experience helping organizations train, grow, and build sustainable funding models.
We know that grant writing isn’t the answer to all of your funding needs.
In The Writer’s Block we’ll help you:
- Write for greater impact
- Strategically plan to help you stay on track
- Pivot when needed
- Find new sources of funding
Be part of a whole community of peers and experts who are there to help your organization grow for only $95/month – the lowest cost for the greatest impact.
I like the simplicity in which Mandy explains processes. Over the past year I’ve written 17 grants, 6 that were new and received a total of $374,000. I attribute that to the great training and grant reviewing from Mandy.Lori Delgado Anderson
Become a stronger writer with The Writer’s Block
Each month we’ll cover a key topic in nonprofit writing, offer education, Q&A, and proposal reviews.
One Monthly Document Review
Working on a proposal, a grant, program design, website, or more? Get experts to evaluate it for you.
Exclusive Member Discounts
Access to most of our high-quality paid webinars for free + 50% off most of our products.
$200 Off Grant Research Annually
Have a critical grant you’re bidding for? Let us do the research and development for you.
Private Facebook Group
An online community of your peers: ask questions, share ideas, and get feedback from them and our team.
All for only $95 a month
Just $1,140 a year to bring on a whole team of experts to your growing organization.
Or pay the whole year at once and save $120.
The Writer’s Block community is wonderful! Amanda and Marie are experts at reviewing your proposals – most of the ones they’ve reviewed for our organization have been awarded! And the people in the group are great at responding when you throw out a question. They’re a great resource that has proven invaluable!Mary Ann Bopp
Is The Writer’s Block a good fit for you?
- Small or new organizations who need a strong resource and team in their corner but can’t afford to pay a new staff member
- Larger organizations who need an outside expert to help them craft winning proposals
- Individuals who are looking to hone their grant and nonprofit writing skills alongside a community of peers.
Writing for good with Funding for Good
At Funding For Good we help organizations build strategic plans and learn how to create sustainably in their funding models.
With our extensive experience and deep expertise, we know how to take complicated ideas and teach them in a way you’ll be able to retain.
May 30 - Throw Your Partner a Bone
Writing Your Partners into Grants. Learn to focus on current project or program needs while supporting the sustainability of key community partners.
June 27 - Effective Grant Research
Where to start and how to conduct successful grant research that will not only save time but result in well-matched prospects for current needs. Take a deep-dive into databases and learn the top three ways to find prospects.
July 25 - Bringing in the Dollars and Support with Corporate Requests
Have you ever wondered why some applications ask what percent of your operating budget is funded through grants, corporations, individuals, events, or other sources? Why do some applications ask if you have secured business support for your project and if funds are pending, secured, or denied? This webinar explores the importance of partnering with local businesses and offers tips and templates to help you connect with businesses in ways that increase awareness, support, and funding for your cause!
Aug. 29 - The Fastest Ways to Create a Losing Proposal
Everyone wants to know how to write a winning grant proposal, but most aspiring grant writers fail to take into consideration the common mistakes that can “sink” their project! This webinar will offer specific tips on what NOT TO DO while researching and writing grants.
Sept. 26 - Creating Grant Templates to Save Time and Increase Productivity
Breaking down the components of successful templates for your organization, programs and projects. Bring your program info. to the webinar and practice as we go. Create documents that you can use for the next 12-months to increase your productivity.
Oct. 31 - Breaking Down Budgets
Learn to identify building blocks of strong budgets and learn how organizations can easily raise the dollars needed to cover overhead costs. Discover the three missing items on most budgets and how to reflect the ‘actual’ costs of the impact you create.
Nov. 21 - Mighty Messaging
Where storytelling and grant writing intersect and how to story tell effectively within proposals in ways that create calls to active to provide dollars, donors and impact for your organization.
Dec. 19 - Christmas Wish List
What Questions Do You Have? Open forum to ask all the questions you have and get live replies.
Our organization struggled for a few years with volunteers attempting to write grants blindly. The Writer’s Block has been priceless, and we have received over $14,000 in grants the past year. The ongoing contact with webinars, training, and Facebook through The Writer’s Block program provide support and motivation we needed as a small organization with limited resources.Kate Taylor