Do you need to win large grants for your organization but just don’t have the time or peoplepower?
You are probably so focused on meeting the day-to-day demands of your business that you don’t have time to write grant proposals. It’s frustrating to see deadlines slip by and expansion opportunities disappear.
You wonder how you can compete when deadlines are getting shorter, funders more selective, and competition fiercer?
If you have some creative ideas but just don’t have the time to put those 100 page submissions together by the deadline then Grants Champion can help. We provide a breadth and depth of grants expertise that complements your professionalism to create award winning proposals.
Working with Grants Champion
Increases your efficiency by letting you focus on what you do best – manage worthwhile programs, business or research teams;
Brings a high level of grant writing expertise and experience to your team;
Offers a fresh perspective on your programs and projects;
Is an affordable alternative to hiring full-time grant writing staff.
You can expect the following from Grants Champion
Professionalism and Compassion: We are committed to helping others by sharing our knowledge and experience to create worthwhile programs that change lives. We always keep our eyes on your clients to ensure that we create proposals that meet both your organization’s and your clients’ needs.
Ability to Learn Quickly: We quickly assimilate information about your organization and its programs. Our singular focus on grant funding allows us to concentrate on the essential information and not be distracted by extraneous details.
Organization and Humor: We are efficient. We keep projects on track and submit proposals on time while maintaining a healthy sense of humor during those dark, pre-deadline hours.
Work Independently: Your proposal will be successfully completed with minimal direction from you. For projects that are in their infancy, we are happy to actively work with your team to brainstorm and fully develop the concept.
Strong Research and Communication Skills: As a Phi Beta Kappa Cornell graduate Jane Hexter’s academic background is in the social sciences. She also has experience in the human services field.
Most importantly, Jan Hexter loves her work. Her enthusiasm and commitment to bringing worthwhile programs to life is reflected in her success as a grants consultant.
To talk with Jana for an upcoming event, please use the contact form on this website.
Grant Coaching – Ask Me Anything Sessions
Let’s face it, grant writing is like most things in life that are life-giving and fulfilling – along the way it can be daunting, challenging, and plain hard work. I’ve been through the highs and lows, jubilation and defeat, confusion and clarity, and sheer joy. I’m really happy to help and support you in what you’re up to and hope that some of the scars and the wisdom that’s come from them might create some short cuts for you right now.
I’m at the stage in my career where it truly gives me pleasure to share what I’ve learned with others.
I normally charge $300 per hour for 1:1 coaching – and I know that is a lot for individuals so I’ve created the Ask Me Anything Sessions.
As it says, you can Ask Me Anything – such as:
Grant writing questions you’re just a bit too embarrassed to ask at a GPA or AFP meeting
Questions about your grant writing career and which way is the best direction for you right now
Suggestions on work/life balance and keep sane despite the constant deadlines
How to do grant consulting successfully
How to bring your heart and soul fully into your work
I’m offering up 4-8 one-on-one sessions for $100 each, each month.
What’s the catch? Well, I love being outdoors and I work from home. So, you can ask me anything you want and I’ll give you my best advice – and I may be walking my dog or pulling weeds or sitting on my porch swing, tidying my house while I do so.
This means it must be a conversation that won’t tie me to a computer for the entire hour – like a grant review. I don’t mind taking a look at something for a short time but not the whole time. I’m happy to jot down notes and thoughts and links that I’ll email you later but its not designed for heavy duty editing and you may hear the door open and closing, or tinkling of water as I rinse my bathroom sink.
My goal is that you can get free of places where you’re stuck and I’m free to enjoy some fresh air or a clean house. The sessions are designed to give you clarity and confidence so that you can move powerfully into action with a sense of grace and ease – and I can walk my dog or tidy the house – its a win-win. I’m a die-hard liberal and I’m truly committed to the development and creation of a gentler, more compassionate world. And if I can stand behind you and empower you to do that it will be an hour well spent.
I’ve been a successful grant consultant for over a decade and so I’m happy to share what I know with you about that. Or, you may have questions about a grant seeking strategy, how to get your board to play in the sandbox with you, or how to position your organization. Or, you may be starting to feel burned out and need some support in balancing it all and staying sane. I’ve been through all of those and would love to pass along what I’ve learned to make your life and career easier.
A smaller catch: If you find the session valuable, I’d love to ask you for a testimonial for this page for folks who might question the whole concept.
If you’d like a session, just select the date and time below and we’ll talk then.
Jana is an excellent presenter and available to give speeches and keynote addresses at your conference.
11 Guiding Questions for Conscious Grant Writing: A vision for creating a world that works through fulfilling your soul’s inner calling
Building Powerful Relationships with Funders
Creating Effective Grant Teams that Win
To book Jana for an upcoming event, please use the contact form on this website.
If you have written a grant proposal and want it evaluated by a third party, We can review it, proof read it, and make sure that it matches the Request for Proposal and funding guidelines. We will score the proposal, identify weaknesses and make suggestions to improve your proposal’s style and impact.
To book Jana to review a proposal draft, please use the contact form on this website.
I was beyond impressed with Jana’s intuitive and intellectual abilities… we created an amazingly simple and doable action plan that I could implement right away…our time on the phone together left me feeling great about my future career plans.
I felt a connection happen immediately when I talked with Jana on the phone. She listened to me chatter away for a bit and then asked me questions that prompted me to pause and to think. Questions that gently nudged me away from my indecisive state of mind to a more centered and assured sense of being. As we spoke, a confidence arose inside me about what I was capable of and how I could achieve a success that was based on my personal set of skills and values.
We spent the last part of the session creating an amazingly simple and doable action plan that I could implement right away. Jana’s ideas and suggestions were brilliant and perfectly suited to my situation.
I was beyond impressed with Jana’s intuitive and intellectual abilities. She quickly understood me and what made me tick and what would work best to get me on the right path. Our time on the phone together left me feeling great about my future career plans. I hung up, did a little dance around the room and shouted out a few Woohoos! ”
Patrick J. McGinn, Phoenix, Arizona
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