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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Are you starting a new, non-profit organization, and you're looking for funding and a grant writer? Start here, and then contact me.

(For residents of Orange County, CA.)

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    • Lessons Learned, Tips to Share…. Jenise
Cook


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Grant
Proposal
Writer


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info@RidgeViewMedia.com
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2009,
Jenise
Cook
DBA
Ridge
View
Media.
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Worldwide.

    • Lessons
Learned,
Tips
to
Share….
 So,
you’re
starting
a
non‐profit
 organization.
You
want
grant
money
to
 keep
it
going
and
to
grow
its
programs.

 You
want
to
help
a
lot
of
people
in
your
 community
for
a
long,
long
time.

 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Good for you! I have some tips to help you get started. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • I’m a certified grant proposal writer. I can help you write the applications to send to the funding organizations. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • I can also help you find funding organizations. I can search the Foundation Center’s database for you (or, with you). Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Lessons
Learned,
Tips
to
Share….
 But
first,
you
need
to
make
sure
your
 organization
will
appeal
to
funding
 organizations…
 …to
those
who
have
the
grant
money.

 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Our
MISSION
is
to…
 Start by writing your This
 And
That
 Mission and Vision statements. Our
VISION
is
to…
 This
 And
That
 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Then, write descriptions of the programs you offer to your clients in your community. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Contact an attorney to file for your IRS 501C(3) status. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • While
you
do
all
of
this,
you
 need
a
Board
of
Directors.

 Your
Board
will
help
you
raise
 funds
from
their
network
and
 from
your
community.

 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Lessons
Learned,
Tips
to
Share….
 To
appeal
to
funding
organizations,
it’s
 important
to
have
8
to
10
Board
 Members.
Why?
 The
more
Board
Members,
the
more
 solid
your
organization
will
become.
 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Think of your new non-profit organization Your
 Your
 =
 as a small Passion
 Business
 business… …think like a small business owner. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Does
this
all
sound…
 …overwhelming?
 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • You don’t have to go it alone! There are volunteers to help you get started. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • First,
visit
the
 Volunteer
Center

 Orange
County.
They
 have
many
resources
 to
help
you
get
your
 501C(3)
status
and
to
 help
you
grow
your
 organization.
 www.Volunteer
Center.org
 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • And,
contact
the
Executive
 Coaches
of
Orange
County.
 Their
mission
is
to
grow
you
 into
an
effective
manager
or
 director
of
your
organization.

 www.ecofco.org
 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Lessons
Learned,
Tips
to
Share….
 Also,
start
attending
the
monthly
luncheon
meetings
of
 AFPOC,
the
Association
of
Fundraising
Professionals
Orange
 County
chapter.
It’s
a
great
networking
opportunity,
and
you’ll
 learn
much
from
the
speakers
for
only
$45
plus
great
food!























 









































www.AFPOC.org
 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • After you have followed the above suggestions, contact me! Or, contact me any time during your start-up process. Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Let’s talk about how I can help your organization find potential grant money…. (One more slide! >>>) Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com

    • Lessons
Learned,
Tips
to
Share…
 Thank you for visiting! I hope to hear from you soon. info@RidgeViewMedia.com Tel: 714-423-1061 Jenise
Cook

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Grant
Proposal
Writer

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info@RidgeViewMedia.com