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Hallmarks of Effective Grant Writing Series


Hallmarks of Effective Grantwriting: Part 3


Hallmarks of Effective Grantwriting: Part 4

Our Writing, Published Elsewhere

Lauren Steiner

Lauren Steiner


How one business boomed by investing — even splurging — on employees
+ Published at Smart Business

4 Reasons to Treat Grant Funders More Like Major Donors
+ Published at Bloomerang

3 Compelling Reasons Strong Needs Statements Improve Grant Proposals 
+ Published at Grant Professionals Association

Dana Textoris

Dana Textoris


Five reasons to wait on hiring a grant writer
+ Published at GrantSpace

How one nonprofit rallied its supporters to save federal grant funding for after school programs
+ Published at GrantSpace


Workplace Wellness

At Grants Plus, we prioritize personal wellness and a healthy work/life fit so that our team members can work to their highest potential. In fact, Grants Plus was recognized as a Psychologically Healthy Workplace by the American Psychological Association in 2016 and the Ohio Psychological Association in 2014. Here are some of our resources for cultivating a healthy workplace.

Three Part Yoga Series For the Busy Grants Professional

Don’t have time to move through the full-length video? Address just what your body and mind needs with one of these short video segments:

 “With a few minutes of breath and movement, you can tap into your body’s natural ability to energize and rejuvenate—you just have to give it the chance.”

* If you are experiencing pain in your shoulders, neck, or elsewhere in the body, please consult your doctor before exploring these poses.


Sequence 1: Breath of Joy

Sequence 2: Neck & Shoulder Tension

Sequence 3: Stress Relief / Breathing Exercise

Under pressure? Just pause.


Managing a grants program can be stressful, and too much stress can lead to burnout.

Incorporate these healthy poses into your workday to help you manage stress and boost your productivity.

1) When you're prepping to make a first-time call to a funder

Wonder Woman. Stand with hands on hips, legs wide, and chest lifted. Take five deep breaths, extending the exhales as long as you can.

2) When your brain has turned to mush

Seated Twist. Place your feet flat on the floor and sit up straight with your palms on your thighs.  Leading with your chest, twist your torso to look over your right shoulder. If you want to deepen the stretch, place your left hand on the outside of your right thigh for leverage. Repeat the twist to the left.

3) When you've been sitting at your computer for too long

Chest Opener. Interlace your fingers at your low back, palms face down. Keeping your fingers laced and your palms facing away, slowly raise your arms until they are straight out behind you. Press back through the palms and draw the shoulders back to deepen the stretch in the chest and armpits.

4) When you receive a grant decline letter

Just Breathe. Sit up straight. Breathe in for three counts, filling your belly, then your chest, then your throat. Hold three counts. Exhale for five counts, expelling your breath completely. Repeat three times.

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