As much as I would like to say that I am full-time published writer, traveling from one city to the next on book tours, negotiating with producers for movie right deals….Alas no, this is not the case.
I actually work full-time at a university as a grants (federal and private foundation) administrator. I’ve spent the last 8 years of my life cultivating private donors, researching and writing many grant proposals; each in an effort to obtain funds for many great non-profit programs I believe in, many of which work with the communities that mean the most to me… Youth & Teens, HIV/AIDS programs and of course for Artists.
YES, I’ve been able to secure large amounts of funds (yup, a lot of $$) for non-profit organizations and groups over the years.. However, now that I am finally doing what I want to do most I’ve been trying to translate this skill to help myself as a new writer.
Well, it’ has not been easy to say the least. Competition is high and resources are always limited. So in my research and learning this ‘new’ craft of trying to find funding I thought I share some of the things I have found…maybe something that may not work for me may work for you…..
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: Leave a comment or send email, I will try my best to help. OR if you have info to share GREAT!!!!
WHAT WILL BE LISTED HERE?
- Info on Fellowships
- Info on Grants
- Helpful Links
- Info on Proposal Writing Tips
- Info on Free Writing or Artist Contests
STAY TUNED AN UPDATE WILL BE POSTED SOON on the top Home Page!!