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Episode 36

The Power of Good Grant Writing

With Guest Libby Hikind

, Founder and President

Grant Watch

Does grant writing seem overwhelming to you? Former NYC educator Libby Hikind has found herself at the wheel of the leading grant funding search engine after “retiring” for a short period of time. More than 200,000 nonprofits, businesses and individuals visit GrantWatch.com each month and many nonprofits use GrantWriterTeam to find a grant writer to fundraise for nonprofits. In this episode Libby gives us some nuggets of wisdom she has learned on her unconventional path from education to coding born out of necessity. As we learn from Libby’s journey, whether you are in the world of grant writing now or not, it’s worth a listen because who knows what the future holds.

Today's Guest

Libby Hikind

Libby Hikind is the founder and CEO of GrantWatch.com, the leading grant funding search engine. More than 200,000 nonprofits, businesses and individuals visit GrantWatch.com each month and many nonprofits use GrantWriterTeam to find a grant writer to fundraise for nonprofits. Libby is a retired NYC public school teacher, retired successful grant writer, holds a postgraduate degree in Educational Administration and Supervision and is an exemplary businesswoman.

What We Talked About

Grant Watch helps nonprofits find current, available and legitimate grants
Providing customer service with a website that’s open 24/7 but you’re not is “biggest challenge”
Aspiring to the point that all nonprofits know they are there to help
Follow directions, even the ones that seem minute; stay focused
What do you like? Start there… distance and finances aren’t necessarily in the way anymore

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