NOVA Conference – summary

I found a video the other day that shows a summary of the NOVA Conference that I attended in August. It was a wonderful event, and I want to thank NOVA for putting this on.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8wVOkGYYA4M&rel=0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3

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.

NOVA Conference

I will be presenting a workshop along with Denise Richardson of GiveMeBackMyCredit.com at the NOVA Conference this August in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The full list of workshops is now available and can be found at http://www.trynova.org/conference/2010/workshops.html

I hope to see you there!

National Organization for Victims Assistance

One of the people that I had the pleasure to meet at the Expo in Florida a couple of weeks ago was Will Marling from NOVA, the National Organization for Victims Assistance. If you have not heard of NOVA the following video will give you a lot of great information on them.

Also, look for more information coming about the next NOVA conference

Victim to Victorious!…The Journey Continues

August 22-25, 2010

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Salt Lake City, UT

http://www.trynova.org/conference/2010/