The Joy of Membership

Helpful with Grant Writers: Holly Rustick

February 25, 2021 Season 1 Episode 30
The Joy of Membership
Helpful with Grant Writers: Holly Rustick
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The Joy of Membership
Helpful with Grant Writers: Holly Rustick
Feb 25, 2021 Season 1 Episode 30

Most of the time on this program, you’ve probably noticed that my guests are either someone who LEADS a membership…or someone who has a business or consulting practice that SUPPORTS membership leaders.  I love it when I have a chance to talk with someone who actually does both because that’s actually what I did for more than a decade - I was the full-time Executive Director for a membership-based nonprofit, while also sharing my expertise as a consultant with my clients.

In this conversation, you’re going to meet Holly Rustick, CEO of Grant Writing & Funding. Holly is someone who has extensive experience as a grant writer and reviewer. She is an Amazon bestselling author for her book, “The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing”, which is actually used as curriculum in universities across the US and she is the host of the top-ranked podcast, “Grant Writing & Funding”.

But she also runs a membership community for grant writers where she has been very intentional about who she’s attracting as a member and what kind of experience she actually wants to provide.

You’ll hear how even coming to those decisions was not an overnight thing, so if you’ve ever felt like it’s been hard to steer your ship into a clear direction, I think you’ll relate to Holly’s story.



Connect with Holly:
www.grantwritingandfunding.com

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ABOUT YOUR HOST

Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.

Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.

She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.

Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.

But beyond industry experience and education…

Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.

She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.
She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.

She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration and constructive growth. 

And she's approachable and results-oriented,  which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.

Show Notes

Most of the time on this program, you’ve probably noticed that my guests are either someone who LEADS a membership…or someone who has a business or consulting practice that SUPPORTS membership leaders.  I love it when I have a chance to talk with someone who actually does both because that’s actually what I did for more than a decade - I was the full-time Executive Director for a membership-based nonprofit, while also sharing my expertise as a consultant with my clients.

In this conversation, you’re going to meet Holly Rustick, CEO of Grant Writing & Funding. Holly is someone who has extensive experience as a grant writer and reviewer. She is an Amazon bestselling author for her book, “The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing”, which is actually used as curriculum in universities across the US and she is the host of the top-ranked podcast, “Grant Writing & Funding”.

But she also runs a membership community for grant writers where she has been very intentional about who she’s attracting as a member and what kind of experience she actually wants to provide.

You’ll hear how even coming to those decisions was not an overnight thing, so if you’ve ever felt like it’s been hard to steer your ship into a clear direction, I think you’ll relate to Holly’s story.



Connect with Holly:
www.grantwritingandfunding.com

****
INTERESTED IN DELIVERING *MAXIMUM* VALUE FOR YOUR MEMBERS?

Download a FREE Scorecard here and get ACTIONABLE insights in less than 10 minutes:  https://joyofmembership.com/scorecard

****

ABOUT YOUR HOST

Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.

Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.

She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.

Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.

But beyond industry experience and education…

Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.

She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.
She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.

She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration and constructive growth. 

And she's approachable and results-oriented,  which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.