Non-Profits, Grants and Grant Writing

In August I attended the 36th Annual NOVA Conference and one of the workshops that I attended was on Grant Writing. It was a great workshop, but I left feeling overwhelmed. While Scam Victims United is an Non-Profit, our staff is very small . . . myself, my husband and a dedicated moderator basically sums things up. I guess when we started the process to become a non-profit I thought that it would open the doors to more opportunities, and we would easily be able to find grants to support our work, but finding and getting those grants is a lot of work. Add to that the fact that all of that legal talk sounds like “blah, blah, blah” or the adults from the Charlie Brown cartoons I watched as a kid, it is an uphill battle.

For those that know me, you know that does not mean I am not going to try . . . I just needed my day to vent about how hard it sometimes feels. Thanks for listening.

Looking for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for upcoming projects with ScamVictimsUnited.com.  Please let us know if you are interested and have a background in any of the following areas, as these will be useful to some of the projects.

                        Fundraising

                        Non-Profits

                        Law Enforcement

                        Consumer Protection

                        Graphic Design

                        Video Production

                        Marketing/Promotion

                        PSA

                        Law

                        Lobbying

                        Banking

                        Financial Education

                        Grant Writing