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Posted 8/24/16 at 4:12 PM | Dr. Jeffrey J. Rodman

Finding Grant Funding Sources: Less is MORE!

“I need to apply to as many foundations as possible so that I can increase my chances of getting funded!”

“I’ve sent out hundreds of applications, but I haven’t gotten many responses. The few I do get are rejections.”

We’ve seen these types of statements many times. People come to us exasperated because their grant writing strategy hasn’t worked. The “throwing out as much as you can to see what sticks” strategy almost never works. Grant writing isn’t particularly difficult, but it is extraordinarily specific. As with many areas of life, the old mantra of “less is more” is very fitting when it comes to finding funding sources.

Applying to hundreds or even thousands of funding sources is not the best strategy. Behind all foundations are people and they should be treated as such. If you have been sending out hundreds of applications, your approach is not targeted. That approach is more similar to sending out junk mail.

Think about when you get “junk mail” and by that I mean those sales fliers that may have your name in them but are clearly not targeted at your wants and needs. What do you do with them? My guess is that they go directly in the recycling bin. How do you feel about these appeals? I wouldn’t be shocked if you said it was offensive or irritating, because we all have limited time (and often limited space in our mailboxes) and getting pieces like this wastes our time. With a mailbox full of junk, it can be difficult to sort out what is important and what is junk. FULL POST

Posted 8/22/16 at 5:03 AM | Sylvie Simms

5 Tips for Planning a Modern Bathroom Remodel

Turning your old bathroom space into a relaxing modern oasis doesn’t have to be a challenge. With a little planning and foresight, you can be well on your way to the remodel of your dreams!

First things first: measurements. Find out the size of your bathroom to determine your limitations. Doing so will enable you to make smart decisions about how much space you can dedicate to each specific area of the room.

Then, take some time to think about how you can maximize the privacy of the toilet. Because this particular component can often take away from an otherwise great design, it’s important to consider separating it from everything else. Whether that means adding a partition or knocking out a wall, you’ll definitely want to leave plenty of wiggle room in your budget for unexpected (and often inevitable) expenses.

Opting for a less-is-more approach is also highly recommended for those working with a smaller space. Let’s say you prepare for work around 6 a.m., but your partner doesn’t get up until 7:00. Just how necessary are those “his and hers” double sinks? See about replacing them with a single sink to allow room for something else that speaks to your aesthetic.

Posted 8/18/16 at 12:19 PM | Brian Wallace

Developing Leaders For The Workforce

Parents, teachers, and businesses all have to work together to develop the leadership skills necessary to fill the gap when the Baby Boomers retire. Learn more from this infographic!

Posted 8/9/16 at 3:08 AM | Sylvie Simms

Which Pontoon Boat Is Right for You? | The Manitou Pontoon Boats blog features information on pontoon boat maintenance, care, and anything else relating to boating safety or the boating experience.

Posted 8/8/16 at 3:12 AM | Sylvie Simms

Allergic Asthma and What You Can Do About It | Many of the nearly 24 million Americans who suffer from asthma is triggered by allergens. Use this infographic and help tackle the problem by creating an action plan.

Posted 8/8/16 at 1:39 AM | Sylvie Simms

Dress Codes: Do They Matter? | Corporate dress codes can enhance the public image of a business, as well as improve employee attitudes and sense of buy-in with their employer. They can also negatively impact morale and get businesses in trouble with labor laws. That’s why organizations need to be smart about whether to establish a dress code and what to require. A dress code can establish a tone for a business, making employees easily identifiable and influencing how that business is perceived. Dress codes aren’t right for every business and every employee, however

Posted 8/8/16 at 12:33 AM | Sylvie Simms

Dashboard Warning Indicators: Proceed with Caution or Seek Help Immediately? | We all rely on our cars to get us from Point A to Point B, but often we ignore warning signs that could point to important issues with the vehicle. Your dashboard contains a lot of the information you need to diagnose a problem, but what do all the lights mean? The ability to recognize different indicators, and knowing when to get help from a professional, will keep your car running for years to come.

Posted 8/5/16 at 2:04 AM | Sylvie Simms

10 Water Conservation Tips for Homeowners | Check out our latest infographic for 10 tips to conserve water. Learn how you can save water in the kitches, bathroom and your garden.

Posted 8/5/16 at 12:30 AM | Sylvie Simms

New Fork Mounted Ram Poll Makes GCL Handing Safer | Learn about the new fork mounted ram polls with our latest infographic. Read what bentonite geosynthetic are, how GCLS work and how GCL rolls are handled.

Posted 8/3/16 at 3:29 AM | Sylvie Simms

Cleanroom Protocol: The Gowning and De-Gowning Process | If you work in the science or technology sectors, it is essential to have cleanroom services to ensure cleanliness and an environment free from potential contaminants.

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