For 10 years I have had a dream of matching volunteer proposal writers with nonprofits that could not afford to hire a proposal writer. Cindy, in your comment to my August 21, 2011 post, “Getting stuck and unstuck as a beginning social entrepreneur,” you have reignited this dream.
Some friends of mine, who reviewed proposals in Washington, DC with me and saw poorly written proposals about extremely compelling issues, shared this dream. We sipped a beer or two in the evening in a DC bar wondering if there was a way to be this match maker.
In the last year, I have worked with two committees trying to determine a simple structure for this matching, but we found none. When I started this blog, I wondered if somehow this might be the context through which matching might occur.
This is just a quick post to say to Cindy, “Yes, my friend, please feel free to use this blog site to solicit a volunteer proposal writer for your new nonprofit, The Respite.
Proposal writers, please feel free to make initial contact with Cindy through this site if you are willing to consider writing a free proposal for her.
If this site becomes clogged with solicitations for volunteer proposal writers, we’ll figure out a better system. For now, I’m pretty darned excited about what is happening.