Blogs

Amanda and Kimberly guest blog for a variety of sites.

Check out their latest here:

Happy, Healthy Grant Pro

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (11/12/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/happy-healthy-grant-pro/


Keeping That Grant Conference High

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (11/9/21)

Keeping that Grant Conference High - Grant Professionals Association


Learn More to Win More Grants

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/29/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/learn-more-to-win-more-grants/


Writing More Grants by Finding Your Joy

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/15/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/writing-more-grants-by-finding-your-joy/


Mythbusting: The Secret to Successful Grant Writing

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC, and Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: Fundraising Leadership (10/14/21)

Mythbusting: The Secret to Successful Grant Writing Fundraising Leadership ™


Top Tips on Raising Money Outside of Nonprofits

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/1/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/top-tips-on-raising-money-outside-of-non-profits/


How to Work with a Board of Directors: Both Sides of the Table

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (9/17/21)

How to Work with a Board of Directors: Both Sides of the Table (dhleonardconsulting.com)


Ten High-Tech Grant Tools Used by My Favorite Grant Pros

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (9/3/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/ten-high-tech-grant-tools-used-by-my-favorite-grant-pros/


The Number One Productivity Tool for You

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (8/20/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/the-number-one-productivity-tool-for-you/


Winning More Grants Is Not an Either/Or Proposition

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (8/6/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/winning-more-grants-is-not-an-either-or-proposition/


Even Professionals Need to Go Back to the Grant Basics

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (7/23/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/even-professionals-need-to-go-back-to-the-grant-basics/


Keep Asking: Lessons in Not Holding Back

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (7/9/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/ask-lessons-in-not-holding-back/


Five Ways Social Media Has Helped Me Grow as a Grant Professional

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (6/25/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/five-ways-social-media-has-helped-me-grow-as-a-grant-professional/


The Dollars are in the Details: Win More Grants with On-Site Research

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (6/11/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/the-dollars-are-in-the-details-win-more-grants-with-on-site-research/


Don't Chase the Money: Do Your Grant Prospect Research

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (5/28/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/dont-chase-the-money-do-your-grant-prospect-research/


The Unicorn of Illinois: A Streamlined, State-Wide Grant System

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (5/14/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/the-unicorn-of-illinois-a-streamlined-state-wide-grant-system/


What Diets Taught Me About Collaborative Grants and Fundraising

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (4/30/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/what-diets-taught-me-about-collaborative-grants-and-fundraising/


Budget Your Way to Winning More Grants

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (4/16/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/budget-your-way-to-winning-more-grants/


My Latest Grant Ethical Conundrum

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (4/2/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/my-latest-grant-ethical-conundrum/


The More I Learn About Grants, the Less I Know

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (3/19/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/the-more-i-learn-about-grants-the-less-i-know/


A Tale of Two Funding Types: Comparing Public and Private Funding

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (3/5/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/a-tale-of-two-funding-types-comparing-public-and-private-funding/


I Was Burned Out at Work, and I Didn't Even Know It

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (2/19/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/i-was-burned-out-at-work-and-i-didnt-even-know-it/


Win More Grants by Writing Real Page Turners

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (2/5/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/win-more-grants-by-writing-real-page-turners/


Fundraising? Start in Your Own "Backyard"

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (1/22/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/fundraising-start-in-your-own-backyard/


Top 3 Ways to Improve Grant Applications for 2021

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (1/5/21)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/top-3-ways-to-improve-grant-applications-for-2021/


It's the Season of Miracles , So Why Not Dream BIG for 2021's Grant Goals

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (12/11/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/its-the-season-of-miracles-so-why-not-dream-big-for-2021s-grant-goals/


Raise More Money, Win More Grants - By Doing Less - Strategically!

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (12/2/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/raise-more-money/


Career Paths: The Road Less Traveled

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (11/13/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/career-paths-the-road-less-traveled/


Rule Followers & Grant Managers Should Be One and the Same

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/30/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/rule-followers-grant-managers-should-be-one-and-the-same/


Self-Care in the Workplace

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/16/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/self-care-in-the-workplace/


No Community Need, No Grant Money - It's That Simple

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/1/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/no-community-need-no-grant-money-its-that-simple/


Raising More Money: What Flossing Taught Me About Monthly Giving

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (9/18/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/raising-more-money-what-flossing-taught-me-about-monthly-giving/


Battling Burnout as a Grants Professional

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (9/4/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/battling-burnout-as-a-grants-professional/


Improve Your Productivity with the Enneagram

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (8/21/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/improve-your-productivity-with-the-enneagram/


Not Just By the Numbers - Successful Grant Writing Through Authentic Storytelling

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (8/7/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/grant-writing-through-authentic-storytelling/


Relationships: The Make the Grant World Go Round

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (7/24/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/relationships-they-make-the-grant-world-go-round/


Grant Professionals, Fundraisers, and Marketers: We are All Storytellers

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (7/10/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/grant-professionals-fundraisers-we-are-all-storytellers/

The CARES Act 2020: 8 Experts Weigh In

Written by: Rachel Bennett with Amanda Day as 1 of the 8 Experts

Posted by: AmpliFund (6/30/20)

The CARES Act 2020: 8 Experts Weigh In (amplifund.com)


Breaking the Stress Cycle: Burnout Relief for Grant Writers and Fundraisers

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (6/26/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/breaking-the-stress-cycle-burnout-relief-for-grant-writers-and-fundraisers/

Ethical Grant Seeking: Beyond Following the Rules

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (6/12/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/ethical-grant-seeking-beyond-following-the-rules/

A Lesson for Nonprofits

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (5/29/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/a-lesson-for-nonprofits/

Transformative Top Ten: Fundraising HayDay's Season 2 Favorite Things

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (3/19/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/transformative-top-ten-fundraising-haydays-season-2/

This One Time at Grant Camp: Grant Procurement Woes

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (3/6/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/this-one-time-at-grant-camp-grant-procurement-woes/

The Dark Side of Little White Lies: Funder Feedback

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (2/21/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/the-dark-side-of-little-white-lies-funder-feedback/

Don't Be the Next Grant Management Case Study

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (2/7/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/dont-be-the-next-grant-management-case-study/

Old School Blog Post

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (1/24/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/old-school-blog-post/

If the OIG Arrived on Your Doorstep Tomorrow

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (1/20/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/if-the-oig-arrived-on-your-doorstep-tomorrow/

Alice Walker and Flannery O'Connor Showed Up: You Can Too!

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (1/7/20)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/you-can-too/

How the Great British Baking Show Can Make You a Grants Authority

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (12/13/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/grant-authority/

Group Projects – The Bane of My Existence

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (12/9/19)

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?display=305

One Gift Does Not Fit All: Gift Policies and You

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (11/29/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/one-gift-does-not-fit-all-gift-policies-and-you/

Do Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Grant Funding

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (11/15/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/do-look-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth-grant-funding/

Volunteer: Serve Others and Help Yourself

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (11/1/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/volunteer-serve-others-and-help-yourself/

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/18/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/pay-no-attention-to-the-man-behind-the-curtain/

Stop Chasing the Unicorn: Developing Real and Lasting Relationships with Grantmakers

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (10/7/19)

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?display=297

What Lady Mary and Downton Abbey Can Teach You about Fundraising Events

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (10/4/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/fundraising-events/

Never Too Many (Grant) Cooks in the Kitchen

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (9/20/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/never-too-many-grant-cooks/

Taking Grant Writing from DIY to DI WHY

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: DH Leonard Consulting (9/6/19)

https://www.dhleonardconsulting.com/taking-grant-writing-from-diy-to-di-why/

Fundraised by Wolves? Grant Work Better Together

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: Foundant Technologies (5/27/19)

https://resources.foundant.com/blog/fundraised-by-wolves-grant-work-better-together

I Survived an OIG Audit and Lived to Tell the Tale

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (2/15/19)

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?display=255

To Be a Better Grant Professional, Don’t Write Grants

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: bmtconsulting (2/13/19)

http://www.bmtconsulting.org/to-be-a-better-grant-professional-dont-write-grants/

Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster:

Written by: Amanda Day, GPC

Posted by: bmtconsulting

http://www.bmtconsulting.org/blog/page/3/

Fanning the Flames Between Conferences

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (11/27/18)

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?display=242

Pioneering New Ways to Thank Foundations

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (9/7/18)

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?display=229

How Can Alphabet Soup Make You a Better Grants Professional?

Written by: Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC

Posted by: Grant Professionals Association (9/14/15)

https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?display=30