Monthly Archives: July 2011

Generating Ideas by Changing Hats

Debra Davis, PhD Does it seem to you that the challenges we have to deal with today have become more and more complicated? Nothing seems as simple to me as it did before. Maybe it’s just my age! Often when … Continue reading

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Getting Connected and Staying Connected

Bradley A. Leger I’m a big fan of understanding the fundamentals.  If I’m working on a certain initiative or trying to explain a certain issue to someone who may not be familiar with the topic, I always try to communicate … Continue reading

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Time to make the budget… (Adapted from Nonprofit.about.com)

Tamara Sabine For many writers of grant proposals, the budget component can be very intimidating. However, knowing some basic principles of writing grants, such as how costs are presented, can make writing a grant less stressful. Budget Preparation for Grants … Continue reading

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What’s in a Needs Statement, anyway?

Tamara Sabine There are no two words in grant writing that evoke fear like ‘needs statement.’ It can be pretty daunting to have to explain to an unknown person/organization/thing why you are begging for – I mean, requesting – money. … Continue reading

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Writing Your First Grant

Tamara Sabine So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and write a grant for money to support your program. This is an exciting time – but you’re probably feeling a bit apprehensive, right? Don’t worry, once you’re organized, you’ll see … Continue reading

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Individuals Exist Within Multiple Groups: How Does This Impact Program Design?

Melissa Cater, PhD Programs are typically designed to influence individual behavior. Today, we will consider another approach to program design. Ecological Systems Theory (EST) was first proposed by Bronfenbrenner (1979). It has a number of pseudonyms of which social ecological … Continue reading

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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior in Program Design

Melissa Cater, PhD In the summary of my last post, I posed the question, “How do we develop programs which target changed attitudes?” Today, we will delve into Ajzen’s (1991) Theory of Planned Behavior and look at one answer to … Continue reading

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