Resources

Welcome to our resources page. This is our collection of resources that you may find helpful for your organization. Check back regularlly as we are always updating this page.

Quick & Dirty Tips For Navigating That Darn Instruction Manual

Quick & Dirty Tips For Navigating That Darn Instruction Manual

No one likes to read complicated manuals and instructions, but properly navigating the RFP instructions for #funding is key to obtaining an award ...
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A Multifaceted Approach to Proposal Planning

A Multifaceted Approach to Proposal Planning

Planning is a critical step in achieving any goal. If your #grant #proposals have not been awarded in the past it may be time to implement a new planning strategy ...
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Let's Talk Numbers

Let’s Talk Numbers

Budgets help plan where income will be allocated. We use them when paying for rent, groceries, and other consumables. Writing a well thought out #budget is just as important when creating a #grant #proposal.💰 ...
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#SBIR & Patents

#SBIR & Patents

Small business firms may normally retain the principal worldwide patent rights to any invention developed with Government support. Under existing regulations, the Government receives a royalty-free license for general Government use, reserves the right to require the patent holder to license others in certain circumstances, and requires that anyone exclusively licensed to sell the invention in the United States must normally manufacture it substantially in the U.S. To the extent authorized by law, the Government ...
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Your Data Rights with SBIR

Your Data Rights with SBIR

Generally speaking, Data Rights, including software, developed under the terms of any SBIR program remain with the small business, except that the Government shall have the limited right to use such data for internal purposes and shall not release such data outside the Government without permission for a period of fours years from the date of completion of the project which generated the data.  As of now, at the conclusion of the four-year period, the ...
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The Rebel Alliance & Strategic Planning

If the Rebel Alliance or the Rebellion were to do strategic planning they would have used Brand Foundation and it would have looked like this. I can't emphasize enough how important the Brand Foundation can be for your organization. It will be with you for years to come and it will be an invaluable guide for many, many decisions, both small and large. It is important to remember, however, that in the super early stages ...
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Accelerators vs. Incubators: Do you know the difference?

Accelerators vs. Incubators: Do you know the difference?

I admit that at one point in my career I didn't know the difference either. In fact, at one point I thought they were the same thing. Understanding the difference is important. Especially, if you are considering working with one. Here is the difference in a nutshell as explained by Plum Alley's Deborah Jackson (see article below). Accelerators take single-digit portions of equity in companies in return for small amounts of capital and mentorship. They’re generally ...
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The Lean Analytics Cycle

The Lean Analytics Cycle

This works for small businesses and nonprofits. Worth the read. Lean Analytics Cycle ...
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10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct

There's actually a word for this phenomenon: hypercorrection. It's what happens when people learn that something that isn't a rule is a rule. 10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong) ...
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50 (Cheap!) Professional Development Classes Anyone Can Take

50 (Cheap!) Professional Development Classes Anyone Can Take

Everyone can use a little professional development now and then (e.g. Entrepreneurship Classes and Management Classes).  I am all about the free/cheap. 50 (Cheap!) Professional Development Classes Anyone Can Take https://www.themuse.com/advice/50-cheap-professional-development-classes-anyone-can-take ...
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The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty ...
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Frugal Tech Tip: PDF Buddy

Frugal Tech Tip: PDF Buddy

Frugal Tech Tip: Here is another freemium resource that is also easy to use. PDF Buddy | Online PDF Editor ...
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Frugal Tech Tip: HelloSign.com

Frugal Tech Tip: HelloSign.com

Frugal Tech Tip: HelloSign.com an easy to use freemium resource. I used it last night for the first time. I didn't know signing contracts could be so much fun.#techdork The Benefits of HelloSign's Electronic Signatures | HelloSign ...
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SMART THINGS FOR SMART PEOPLE

SMART THINGS FOR SMART PEOPLE

A great resource for you Freelancers out there. Join Freelancers Union - It's free. It's the future ...
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Collecting Data: Five critical questions for constructing data standards

Collecting Data: Five critical questions for constructing data standards

When collecting data; five critical questions for constructing data standards Five critical questions for constructing data standards ...
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10 Awesome Free Tools to make infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools to make infographics

More tools to help with infographic. Fun!! I love FREE resources.  Anything that gets the job done and looks good too. Here is a list of 10 Awesome Free Tools to make infographics Check out this website! The 5 Best Free Tools to Make Infographics OnlineAn infographic is a visual way of presenting information. Whether you're explaining a complex concept or conveying data, using an Infographic is more engaging than using plain old text. The ...
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Free tools to help with data visualization

Free tools to help with data visualization

Don't have hours to spare crafting something beautiful in Photoshop? Sarah James selects tools that won't cost you a penny... For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors ...
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Think before you font

When it comes to data visualization, think before you font. Great blog article by Co.Design, too ...
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Keep it to one sheet, please!

When creating a pitch deck, preparing a proposal, or applying for any type of funding, you may be asked to create a logic model. Take-away from today with logic models... keep it on one sheet. Here is a good example of a "one-sheeter" ...
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