Grant Writing & Funding Changemaker Membership

Let me know if any of this sounds familiar... You have a great idea for a nonprofit, but don't know where to start and how to turn that idea into reality. You've spent countless hours trying to find grants and write grants, and you're frustrated of never 'getting it'. You may be getting little bits of funding here and there but it's not going as well as you'd like, and you're out of steam to find new funding pathways. You're caught in 24/7 virtual fires and there is no way that you can continue like this. SOMETHING has GOT to CHANGE! If any of this sounds familiar, then you already know how hard it can be to find simple and effective systems to grow funding. That's why I was inspired to create this membership! I listened to my clients, and then listened to my podcast followers, and then listened to other professionals in the biz. Here's what I found. Nonprofit leaders are trapped in the 'not enough money to hire a grant writer, but not enough time to learn how to write grants' cycle. Grant Writers are trapped in the "I have to stop volunteering my services and pay for food on the table" cycle. Grant training out there is WAY too academic and over-the-top for most people in busy jobs to grasp. There were just NO simple solutions to learning about grant writing and finding grants. And, (wallah!), I realized a membership and community was what was needed! The Grant Writing & Funding Changemaker Membership The Membership is the leading training community for nonprofit leaders and grant writers. It is full of in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of grant writing, grant research, nonprofit management, and funding opportunities. Plus the tribe you need to ensure that you increase funding and grow capacity! The Grant Writing & Funding Changemaker Membership will help you: Build a nonprofit you love, that generates funding solutions and gives you the freedom to live your dreams. Attract more clients and keep them funded so they are happy to stick around and continue paying for your services. Finally understand the technical writing and researching side of securing grants and funding for your nonprofit! Save you hours of frustration by having an effective system in place. Eliminate the guesswork (and stop throwing items at your computer) by giving you a step-by-step blueprint to follow. Tap into the collective skills, knowledge, and experience of a tribe of nonprofit leaders and grant writers. Become infinitely better at managing your nonprofit and business on a day-to-day basis, so you have more energy, retain employees, and meet your goals.

Sample Template & Audio for Top Tips to Write and Secure Letters of Support

Learn everything you need to know about writing and securing letters of support for grant applications! Don't wait until the last minute! Get the Template and Sample of a Letter of Support and get quick tips on how to best secure them... even from senators or top officials. Strengthen your grant application today by learning these tips and tricks (and getting the Template and Sample) in this course!
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Grant Research: How to Vet a Foundation Grant

A 45-minute, step-by-step approach to vetting a foundation application! Are you sending that same two-page grant letter to 100 foundations and never getting a, "YES!" Are you bewildered with all of technical components of grants? Are you vetting foundation grant applications with a system? Are you confident when submitting that grant? Are you spending countless hours researching foundations, but still aren't sure exactly what you are looking for? Applying for a Foundation grant is like going on a first date. If you don't 'listen' to what the Foundation says is important and needed for a healthy relationship, they won't pay the bill or ask you out on another date . Get an entire blueprint of how to VET foundation grant applications in this mini-course, which has so many resources and value that it is NOT small at all, but LARGE in value! This course provides a system to quickly figure out if that foundation grant is a good fit for your nonprofit's project. We will go through each major component and also include a printable questionnaire to use when you are conducting grant research. This course will save you HOURS of time, AND position your nonprofit for grant success! Because you've got a nonprofit to run, and want a blueprint in less than an hour. We create efficient you can increase your funding. Warmly, Holly
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Writing a Successful Letter of Commitment

Want to be Amazing at Writing a Letter of Commitment? Get the full sample and template!
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Ten Steps to Knock a Letter of Inquiry of the Park!

Learn how to write a letter of inquiry, get invited to apply for grants, and establish credibility
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90-Day Nonprofit Improvement Plan

Create Efficiency, Grow Funding, and 10x Impact
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The Grant Writing System

A fun and authoritative system to writing winning grants Grant funding be magical. The money you secure from funding sources can literally change the lives of people in a community, improve conservation efforts, or enable the rendition of a Shakespeare play. Literally, when it comes to grants the world is your oyster. But the ability to win grants is more than just making a weak impression or sending out the same two-page letter to 100 different funding sources. Believe me, writing grants DOES NOT HAVE to be akin to the following*: The accountant writing a novel The novelist filing taxes The introvert giving a speech in a bikini The Siamese cat going for a swim *Of course, these are all terrible stereotypes and I apologize as your cat may in fact enjoy the breaststroke while wearing cute speedos. Please hashtag me if that does happen. Hey, if you actually follow the system in this course, you may even have a master grant written by the end. How cool is that? There’s even an accompanying free, Amazon Bestselling e-Book, video-series and templates galore to go along with this course
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The 30 Minute Fast-Tracked Grant Writing Course

Learn Grant Writing in 30 minutes
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Letter of Intent: How to Boost an Invitation to Apply for a Grant

The Letter of Intent is your way of showing commitment to apply for a grant. On the other hand, it is also a way for a funding source to vet YOU. Learn how to write simple letters of intent so you be included in the pool of grant applications.
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8 Simple Steps to Write an MOU

Increase your chances (and POINTS!) of securing a grant! This step-by-step video course and sample and template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be your way to have an edge in securing grants!
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Awarded Foundation Application Template

Get an awarded foundation grant application in a Word doc! This is an actual foundation grant application that was submitted and won $5,000! You can use it as a template :)
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"The way she (Holly) presents it, it’s really easy to digest. She explains it, breaks it down in a way that I can relate to in real life."
Michelle Pier, owner of Creative Indeed
“I have written grants for over six years, but after taking Holly’s grant workshop I have learned a lot more. For a recent grant I even referenced her podcast.”
Brittney Cruz, Parents Empowering Parents
"I have been working with Holly for two years. She has the ability to navigate through the grant processes with ease."
Julie Hartup, Founder & ED of Micronesian Conservation Coalition

Holly Rustick

As a grant writer for more than a decade, Holly has secured more than $14 million for organizations all around the world. She also is an Amazon Bestselling author, Wish Granted! Tips, Tools, & Templates, a podcast host for Grant Writing & Funding, a professor at the University of Guam, and conducts grant writing training, strategic planning, and grant research for nonprofits and grant writers. She lives on the island of Guam, and has been able to raise millions of dollars for organizations in Guam, and in other places, including the United States. Check out her website for more information at

Grant Writing & Funding Changemaker Membership

Welcome to the GW&F Changemaker Membership. 

Get everything you NEED to grow capacity, increase funding, and advance mission.

These include:
  • Monthly online courses
  • Checklists for Grants
  • Sample awarded grants
  • A community of Grant Writer Changemakers
  • Discounts on GW&F services
  • Live Q&A with Holly