As I have mentioned previously, I am very involved in a non profit local youth theatre group.
Recently, the girl who wrote grants for this group decided that now - she wont.
As a result of this, a couple of other board members and I have decided that we will take this on.... 'cause, how hard can it be? Just the filling in of some forms......
Apparently you need training to write grants.
Also, apparently, quite a lot of time is involved in the writing of these grants.
Oh, and somewhere, there are lists of grant giving individuals.
So now three otherwise employed people are currenly searching the Web to find any and everything to do with grant writing and those who give grants ... which by the way if you look, you'll get about 1.5 million hits on Google. Why isn't there someone out there who can help us?!!?
This literally put me over the edge.
I went back to my safe Real Estate world, setting the grant writing notion aside in my mind, and I went on with my day, which involved a YWCA luncheon.
Arriving late, I sat in the only remaining seat at a table of 8. During the meal I chatted with the rest of the people seated there, and over the passing of salad dressing, I heard the girl seated next to me mention what she did for a living.
She was the director of an organization that helped small non-profits learn how to write grants and find grant giving institutions!
I told her my story and we both were speechless for a couple of seconds, realizing the mangnatude of the situation! She gave me her card and I immediately emailed my cohorts.
But how amazing is that!?!