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Grant Strategy for CEOs, Directors, and Board Members: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Most nonprofits need to attract grants to help pursue their missions or carry out specific programs. But perhaps -- like many other nonprofit executives -- you have been less than thrilled with the results of your organization’s grantseeking efforts. How can you boost your team’s... (continued)

Taggedgrant strategyfundraisingmanagementnonprofit managementnonprofit leadershipgrantseeking

10/20-21: Nonprofit Awareness Expo in Las Vegas Area

Started 2016-10-20T19:00:00ZThursday, October 20, 2016 at 07:00PM UTC, lasted for 1 day

I am excited to speak, exhibit, and coach at the upcoming Nonprofit Awareness Expo in the Las Vegas area on October 20 and 21. The Philantrepreneur Foundation is presenting the event with the help of many community partners, including the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits, United Way, and SCORE.

At the Nonprofit... (continued)

Taggedfundraisingmarketingnonprofit managementleadership

Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

As a grant professional, you should never have to worry about being unprepared for a grant proposal, grant report, or conversation with a grantmaker. In this webinar we will discuss the planning you’ll need to do to make sure you’re ready to take on the world. This session is designed to give... (continued)

Taggedgrant writinggrant writing traininggrant writing & seekinggrantwritinggrant writing & proposal developmentgrant proposalgrantsfundraising planninggrant proposal planning

Grantwriter's FastTrack Essentials

Facilitated by veteran grantwriter Dalya Massachi, Grantwriter’s FastTrack Essentials is a unique, hands-on opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We’ll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations, and other grantors.

Grantwriter’s FastTrack... (continued)


Taggedgrant writing course

Free Webinar: Copywriting for the Web: Today’s Best Practices (includes a live review!)

Started 2015-05-07T18:00:00ZThursday, May 07, 2015 at 06:00PM UTC, lasted for about 2 hours

Join us for a free webinar with TechSoup.org!

Of course, your organization absolutely must have a nice-looking website. But it also must contain content that your users really want to engage with AND can easily find!

Your website is a key part of your organization’s... (continued)

Taggedwebsite tipsimprove websitecopywritingmarketingcontent marketingfree webinar

Inspirational Writing Quotes of the Month

Looking for inspirational quotes to keep you writing? Check out my archive of them at this link.

For example, the February Quote of the Month is:

"If my doctor told me I had only six months to live I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster."
... (continued)

Taggedwritingquote of the month

Nonprofit Webinar: Engage Investors with Powerful, Passionate Copywriting!

Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Do you want to position your social enterprise work as cutting-edge and worthy of new investment? Do you want to become a respected thought leader in your field? In the marketplace of ideas, those who write well are seen as the “experts” at much more than putting words on a page. (The words... (continued)


Taggedsocial enterprisesocial entrepreneurwritingcopywritingbrand

Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program (online!)

Started 2015-02-03T03:00:00ZTuesday, February 03, 2015 at 03:00AM UTC, lasted for about 1 month


Join me this fall for the Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program, a unique opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We'll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations,... (continued)

Taggedgrantsgrantwritinggrant writinggrant proposalsfundraisingfoundations

Grantwriting and Return on Investment: More Than You May Think

Does your nonprofit seek grants? If so, you’re like the vast majority of organizations in our sector. But how do you measure return on investment for grantwriting?

You may be tempted to think that it’s simply the amount of money you immediately bring in minus the time and money you spent to procure... (continued)

Taggedgrantgrant writinggrant proposals (multiple fundertypes)fundraisinggrant proposalsfund raisinggrantwriterreturn on investment

The Fundraising Summit (free online!)

Started 2015-01-05T16:00:00ZMonday, January 05, 2015 at 04:00PM UTC, lasted for 4 days

I am honored to be part of The Fundraising Summit, a free online event between January 5 and 9, 2015!

Join me and an expected audience of 80,000 from around the world for 5 days of insight, instruction, and inspiration from over 40 of the world’s best speakers. Learn new ways to tackle your most pressing problems. Learn best practices... (continued)

Taggedfundraisingfund raisinggrant proposalsgrantsfoundations

Just in time: free podcast on Thank You Letters that Donors Love

A thank you letter can be either an administrative exercise or a powerful way to connect with your donors. If it is done right, it will increase the likelihood that donors will continue to give, and say yes when you invite them to get more involved.

On this month's Writing Wednesdays podcast we... (continued)

Taggeddonorfundraisingthank you lettersgiftsmajor gift

Free webinar: Publishing Your eBook for Greater Impact‏

Started 2014-11-13T21:00:00ZThursday, November 13, 2014 at 09:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Looking for a new way to attract and engage prospective donors and supporters? Today’s audiences bypass much of the hype of traditional advertising. Instead, they want relevant and useful content that they can act on right away. Are you offering them that?

Content-rich e-books can showcase your expertise... (continued)


Webinar: Writing with Passion and Power: An Essential Nonprofit Leadership Skill (RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE)

Started 2014-10-30T21:00:00ZThursday, October 30, 2014 at 09:00PM UTC, lasted for about 2 hours

Join me and Opportunity Knocks for this practical, interactive webinar: Writing with Passion and Power: An Essential Nonprofit Leadership Skill

GET THE RECORDING AT: http://www.opportunityknocks.org/jobseeker-products


Do you want to position your work as cutting-edge... (continued)


New Writing Wednesdays recording: Top 12 Traits of a Good Grantwriter

It's back! After a few months off, Writing Wednesdays has rebooted and transformed into a sleeker, more accessible nugget.

The monthly podcasts are now released one Wednesday each month. And at only 10-20 minutes long, they easily fit into a lunch break or commute.

Writing Wednesdays are... (continued)

TaggedWriting Wednesdayswriting traininggrantwritinggrantsfundraisinggrant writing

NEW VIDEO: Top 6 Ways Grantwriters Are Strategic Leaders

A few months ago, the Grant Professionals Association’s Heart of America chapter invited me to be the plenary speaker at their regional conference in Kansas City, MO. I was honored and pleased to present to such a respected group!

I spoke about the Top 6 Ways Grantwriters Are Strategic Leaders (whether... (continued)

Taggedgrant proposalsgrantgrantsgrantwritinggrant writinggrant writergrantwriterfundraisingfundraiserwriting

Top 10 Traits of a Good Grantwriter

Do you want, or need, to up your game as a grantwriter? Maybe you’re thinking about entering the field? If you have strong writing skills (even if you were not an English major), ask yourself if you have the other characteristics it takes to shine!

  1. Content knowledge as a specialist or generalist in your field: Of course,... (continued)

Taggedgrantfoundationfundraisinggrantwritinggrant proposalsgrantseekinggrant writing

Want more feedback on Letters of Intent? Check this out.

FYI: These recordings are available on 4Good, and YOU get $50 off registration for the Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program just for being a 4Good community member!



Grant Proposal Feedback Clinic

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Could you use some targeted feedback on your Letter of Intent or brief grant proposal? Have you participated in trainings but find you need some individual feedback to fine-tune your draft (one you’re currently working on or one you recently submitted)?

While your colleagues may be helpful (or maybe just too busy), an outside... (continued)

Taggedgrantsgrant proposalsprivate grantmaking foundationsfundraisingfoundationsLetter of Intent

Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program (online!)

Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program - February 2 - March 12, 2015


Join me this fall for the Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program, a unique opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We'll cover a wide... (continued)

Taggedgrantgrantwritinggrant proposalsfundraisingfoundations

“Ask Dalya”: Improving Website Content

Not long ago, I partnered with GiftWorks to present a free webinar entitled “Web Writing that Gets Noticed.” In it, we covered:

3 Keys to maximize your website content
Today’s web users: what we know
Best practices: usability & accessibility

Participants asked a lot of great questions. Check out the answers below!


TaggedAsk DalyaWebsite content

6/4: (FREE) Writing Wednesdays: Tips to Speed Up Your Writing

Time. Everyone wants more of it, but it seems to slip away faster every year.

In your socially responsible organizations, time is the one commodity that may be even scarcer than money. And even if you are rolling in dough, I am sure you want to be as efficient as you can be.

Writing is a craft like... (continued)

TaggedWriting Wednesdayswriting tips

Post-Mother’s Day: The Original Meaning

I hope you celebrated your mother, were pampered as a mother, and/or appreciated yourself or Mother Earth for incredible creative powers.

This Day-after-Mother’s Day, I want to share something I just learned! The idea for Mother’s Day was originally conceived a few years after the Civil War, as mothers who had lost their... (continued)

TaggedMother's Day

1/9/14: Writing Wednesdays: Great Opening Lines

After all, it really is true. In writing, as in life, you only have a few seconds to make a powerful first impression.

You can kiss your readers goodbye if you do not instantly grab their attention and set the tone for what is to come. You will not get a second chance.

In your headline and opening paragraphs, you... (continued)


TaggedWriting Wednesdaysopening linesheadlines

2/5/14: Writing Wednesdays: Group Feedback on Letters of Inquiry to Foundations

In this ever-popular session, we convened to offer feedback mini-sessions on Letters of Inquiry to foundations (pre-proposals of 1-3 pages).

While your colleagues may be helpful (or maybe just too busy), an outside perspective is often exactly what you need to view your work as a... (continued)

TaggedWriting WednesdaysLetters of InquiryLOI

1/22/14: Writing Wednesdays: Plan Your Grantwriting for 2014!

Thinking about your grantwriting plan for 2014? Great idea! You will need to plot your research and cultivation efforts and do some strategic proposal planning. You’ll also need to have all your ducks in a row in preparation for funders’ questions and the documents they will request. Are you ready?

If... (continued)


TaggedWriting Wednesdaysgrantwriting planstrategic planning

GPA Heart of America Conference: Keynote Speaker

Started 2014-04-25T14:00:00ZFriday, April 25, 2014 at 02:00PM UTC, lasted for about 10 hours

The Heart of America GPA Chapter is pleased to announce the Heart of America GPA Regional Conference!

Dalya Massachi will be the Keynote Speaker (7:30-8:30am): "Grant Writers as Strategists."

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the grant writing profession, while obtaining valuable... (continued)

Taggedgrant professionals associationheart of america conferencedalya massachigrant writers

Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program: ($50 off for 4Good) Spring Session Runs 4/28 - 5/22

~A personalized online community to shorten your grantwriting learning curve and help you win grants faster~

April 28 – May 22, 2014

Receive $50 off when you mention that you heard about Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program through 4Good.org.


TaggedGrantwriters FastTrack Coaching Programgrantwritingcoaching

Grantwriter as Strategic Leader: Your Crucial Role

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

As a grant professional, you are perfectly positioned to help your organization plan strategically for its grantseeking future. You are the knowledgeable guide who can lead executive and program staff to design work that is attractive to grantmakers. In this webinar, we will discuss ways to “rally the troops”... (continued)


Taggedfundraisinggrantsgrantwritinggrant proposalsstrategywebinarNonprofit Webinars

“Ask Dalya”: Results vs. Solutions

Q: I like the acronym you teach for planning a grant proposal’s priority information: FIRST (Facts & Figures, Importance, Results, Solution, and Track Record). I often get confused between the “results” of my work and the “solution” I’m advocating. Can you clarify?

A: Yes, “solutions” lead directly to “results.”

“Results” are... (continued)

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