Non-Profits are Encouraged to Utilize Volunteers During this Winter Holiday

FinalLogoNegativeWEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — "People want to help others by doing good deeds during this holiday season of giving. Not everyone can donate funds but many can donate their most precious 'gift of time'".  That is the message that Libby Hikind, founder and president of GrantWatch.com, has for non-profits and community organizations that will serve the needy during the upcoming holidays.

Libby is in touch with numerous grant seekers and funding sources and notes that organizations that utilize both grant funding and volunteer resources benefit from a synergy that allows them to accomplish more than either grant funding or volunteerism could achieve alone.

Volunteers bring to the nonprofit great energy, valuable suggestions, and connections to call upon in firefighters volunteeringorder to implement and supplement the organization's initiatives and programs.  In addition, volunteer assistance enables organizations to free up limited resources so they can re-allocate their grant income towards the purchase of more food and necessities for the indigent than might otherwise have been possible.  Volunteers help non-profits search for and identify grant funding on GrantWatch.com and find skilled, professional grant writers through GrantWriterTeam.com.

GrantWatch.com is the premier website for grant seekers, listing more than 12,000 USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants and has become an essential tool for non-profits.  Grant proposals are reviewed by GrantWatch.com associates to provide non-profits with a dependable list of potential funders.  By drastically reducing the time non-profits spend searching for funding, GrantWatch.com enables them to focus their energy and efforts on their long-term goals as well as on more effective management of their day-to-day operations.

GrantWatch home pageBoth subscribers and non-subscribers can view grant previews and deadline information such as the following:

Grants to USA & Territories Non-Profits for Volunteer-Based Community Service Programs
Letter of Intent Due: 12/11/2013
Deadline: 01/08/2014
Grants are available to USA and territories non-profits, universities, municipalities, and others for volunteer-driven programs in one of the following areas of interest: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environment, health, and veterans.

Grants to USA Non-Profits to Benefit Disadvantaged Children, Women, and Families
Deadline: 12/16/2013
Grants will be awarded to USA non-profit organizations to promote and improve the quality of life for children, women, and families in need. Funds are intended for programs that aim to: promote strong families, provide emergency shelter, enhance education/job readiness, and build community…

Subscribers receive full access to eligibility details and a summary of the grant's guidelines.

Foundations, corporations and government agencies are encouraged to post their available grants on GrantWatch.com's free Enter a New Grant portal.

Grant seekers who have located grants for which they'd like to apply can write the grant proposal themselves or go to GrantWriterTeam.com and select "Request a Grant Writer".  A skilled professional grant writer will craft a compelling proposal package for them.

grantwriter team projects availableAccording to Libby Hikind, "Both sites are user-friendly and are designed so that even volunteers with no grant experience can quickly navigate a search for funding and locate a grant writer."

GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com are uniquely current websites that have become essential to non-profit organizations.

Contact: Libby Hikind, 1-347-210-5815

GrantWatch.com Helps Non-Profits Find Critical Funding at GrantWatch.com

WEST PALM BEACH, FinalLogoNegativeFla., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The USA federal government's "shutdown" highlights the problem of relying on a single grant source for critical funding. This is particularly true for non-profits whose primary funding source comes from federal grants (i.e., child care grants, social service grants, refugee programs, child welfare services, community services, nutrition programs, Title I funds, university grants) where closing down means putting many lives and/or years of hard work in jeopardy. Libby Hikind, CEO of GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com, recommends that non-profits relying heavily on government funds begin to diversify their grants income by locating alternate funding sources.

GrantWatch.com is the number one website for USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants. Hikind emphasizes that a large percentage of the more than 12,000 grants listed on GrantWatch.com are from non-governmental sources – which will help support these organizations during this time when government grants are threatened.

GrantWatch home page"Thankfully, the money is out there," Hikind says, "and most non-profit organizations can continue to maintain their programs through the philanthropic largesse of a plethora of sources. Millions of dollars are specifically set aside by foundations and corporations every year to help combat diseases, provide health and human services, address environmental issues, and provide funding for cutting-edge research and technology."

She strongly urges non-profits to diversify their grant portfolios and not depend on government funding alone. With a large variety of both government and non-government grants, GrantWatch.com can help organizations locate multiple funding sources.

Non-profits and others that have located suitable grants, can go to GrantWriterTeam.com to find experienced grant writers ready to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve. GrantWriterTeam.com is an innovative online program that provides organizations with a team of professional grant writers at their disposal and grant writers with a ready-made market. GrantWriterTeam.com's services are especially important now when competition for available funding is tough and finding the best grant writer to respond to the request for proposal is critical.

Foundations and corporations that have grants to offer non-profits can easily reach nonprofits by entering their funding opportunities on GrantWatch.com through a dedicated portal. Hikind and her creative team have made it simple for funding sources to publicize their organizations to non-profits and others looking for grant money.

Enter a new grant formLibby Hikind says: "No organization should have to close its doors and no one should have to do without the services they need because of a government shutdown. GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com can help your organization diversify its income to maintain smooth and continuous operations."