For Grant Writers only

For Grant Writers only

For GrantWriters Only Learning Community builds on the strengths of current nonprofit , fundraising, and grant writing resources and takes advantage of currently available web technologies to connect grant writers working across the U.S. and around the world.

It brings together the tools of popular online communities such as LinkedIn, instantaneous chat programs like Skype, forums such as those serving grant writers and other nonprofit or fundraising professionals, educational blogs in the field of grant writing, and professional communities such as the American Association of Grant Professionals to create an interactive learning network.

Members can join the For GrantWriters Only Learning Community, join groups related to their geographic location and specialty, and participate in all member forums at no cost. Ongoing educational topics are covered in the For GrantWriters Only Blog. Members with their own grant related blogs are invited to include a link to their blog on the home page of the Community. Similarly, grant writers that Twitter can include a link. Any member of the For GrantWriters Only community can join the LinkedIn group of the same name to access additional information about their peers, connect with group members via LinkedIn, list job postings, and include relevant news items for discussion.

When logged in, members can also chat with other members who are online.

As the For GrantWriters Only Learning Community develops, it will also feature links to a wide variety of events for grant professionals, including podcasts, webinars, and writer retreats.

The goal of the community is to provide a baseline of knowledge for those new to the field so that they can serve their organizations at a higher level sooner and become a vital part of their organization’s development team. In the end, this means that a greater number of nonprofits are able to meet the social needs of the community in which they exist.

This community was founded and is managed by Melanie R. Negrin, owner and managing director for Merocune Marketing and Public Relations. As a professional grant writer and marketing consultant, Melanie specializes in crafting compelling marketing and development communications that build community awareness, brand equity, and financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurial business operating across the United States and in some international countries. Most requested services include strategic planning, prospect research and grant writing, newsletters, and other marketing and public relations services.

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