I first met Barb Johnson in 2009, in Albuquerque. The newly-minted AROHO Gift of Freedom award winner was visiting the state to meet with the Board of the Foundation, and they’d asked me, as the outgoing recipient, to come down and check her out.
Even I—skeptic though I am—couldn’t resist the charm of this smart…Continue
You’ve look deeply into your soul and determined your passion, your project, your commitment, and your readiness. (That was yesterday, in part one.) You’ve settled on a grant possibility that’s just right for you. Now what?
Examine the grant carefully. WHAT DO THEY WANT? Become an expert on this. Read everything on the website; check out past…Continue
I promised in my last post to follow with tips to writing a successful grant application. Tomorrow I'll lay out some of the nitty-gritty steps, but today I'm going for broke. This is the big picture, the "why" of it all. You have a dream, you have an ambition, you want to see it happen--but before you go answering questions on any application, take a crack at these.
The time you spend clarifying what you love, what you want to do, and why you are the person to do it, is time well…Continue
About five years ago I was visiting Portland, Oregon, when my cell phone rang. I was getting ready to attend my son’s college graduation, and almost didn’t answer. I’m glad I did.
On the other end of the line was Mary Johnson, calling to tell me I’d been selected to receive the 4th Gift of Freedom, a $50,000 award from A Room of Her Own Foundation.
Imagine my surprise! I’d spent a lot of care and effort on the application, but I knew the odds of my winning the prize…Continue