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3 steps to take after a funder says no

Applying for a grant can be a time-consuming and daunting process. It requires research, planning, and a compelling proposal that persuades funders to support your cause. However, even if you put your best foot forward, there’s still a chance that your grant request will be denied. This can be due to a whole host of … Read More

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What you should know before hiring a grant writer

So you want to hire a grant writer! That’s a big step for any organization and there are three important things to consider before you jump in. You should interview prospective writers, but traditional questions are outdated  The first question many people want to ask a potential grant writer is “what percent of proposals that … Read More

End of Year Reflections for 2022

Just wanted to write my quick thoughts before the holiday whirlwind to let you know you made my year better that I could ever have dreamed. I have a lot of people to be grateful for: my team, Sarah, Jessica, and Lauren; my family and friends; and our incredible communities. Most of all I’m grateful for … Read More

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Partner for Better Foundation is HAPPENING!

Exciting news and other notes from Kasey this month. We’ve had the idea from the very beginning that we’d start a nonprofit to provide even lower cost sliding scale fees than we currently provide. I (Kasey) recently had the opportunity to pitch Partner for Better at Mizzou’s Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition and we won crowd … Read More

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Organizational Storytelling Strategy

How to communicate your awesomeness by strategically using your authenticity Leaders have a lot on their plates. Nonprofits and businesses in our community do innovative, mind blowing work every single day. Too often, instead of shouting it from the rooftops, it’s filed away in a drawer to gather dust. Keep reading and we’ll help you … Read More

Three tips to have a better meeting

I recently did a presentation on how to have better meetings and thought I’d share three key meeting communication tips with you as well. 1. Understand we aren’t logical beings! Behavioral economics, the study of why humans make the economic decisions we do tells us a lot about why meetings go astray. There are three … Read More

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Grant Writing Strategy Class

Do you want to be more strategic about your grant writing? Not sure where to start? Or maybe you just need a refresher and some time to build a strategy for a specific project? Join us on August11th! This class will fill quickly, don’t wait to save your spot

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Why I started Partner for Better

Partner for Better is more than just a business to me. To understand how I got here, I’d like to tell you a short story of my relationship with the word “why”. If you ask my parents, they will probably tell you I asked them “why” more than the average child. From a toddler to … Read More