Jana Jane Hexter helps grant writers get more money in a more sustainable way by weaving together a feminine and spiritual approach with a practical, step-by-step approach gained from twenty-five years of hands-on experience in the field.

She written well over 150 successful proposals and raised over $70 million for her grant writing clients — school districts, higher-education institutions, and human-service agencies throughout the United States.

Her company Grants Champion has helped hundreds of people raise millions of dollars for programs that make a difference.

Jana teaches an online eight-week, in-depth, high-impact, course on the art of writing effective grants while living a good life at the same time. Learn more at http://www.grantwriterswell.com.

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Grant Writing Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful to Be Successful

Grant writing is stressful because it is a convergence of two of our biggest stressors — time and money. I believe that grant writing can be much less stressful and actually empowering when we recognize it as a form of sacred service. It can be a beautiful way for us to bring our soul’s deepest yearnings into action in the world.

Overcoming the Perfectidemon Within

It’s that time of year again when sleep is at a premium and you are thankful for the kind soul who identified caffeine. And it’s also a time when we can feel shattered, frustrated and completely overwhelmed by the prospect of looming deadlines and a lot at stake. And it’s under these circumstances that our…

O, wherefore art thou Romeo? What to do when the passion for grant writing is illusive

Inspiration, passion, commitment. We all love to have these when it comes to life – both at work and home. But sometimes they are just illusive. Sometimes the plain truth is that we feel tired of writing about our organization or the new program that you are asked to help build is just not that…

Approaching National Foundations

Congratulations. Since you are so good at your job you have successfully approached all the foundations in your local community and now you need to widen your horizons. We’re going to talk about writing one- to two-page Letters of Interest (LOI) to foundations that give grants across the nation. I know, it can seem a…

Getting Feedback

Getting turned down stinks – especially when it was a large government proposal that you put your heart and soul into. But there is light at the end of every tunnel so pick yourself up off the ground and go seek feedback. Most public sector agencies use an independent review process that requires reviewers to…

Has your favorite funding program been PARTed?

In the last article we talked about GPRA. Now it’s time for acronym #2. PART is the Program Assessment Rating Tool developed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to measure agencies’ progress towards their GPRA goals. Phew! What is Part? Over time, all programs undergo the PART process on a cycle agreed upon…