What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You?

Many writers are also readers. So this week on #grantchat Trish Bachman, GPC and Bethany Turner, GPC are leading us on a discussion on What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You?

Trish Bachman, GPC is the owner and lead consultant for The Write Stuff Delaware LLC. Her grant journey began with a volunteer assignment with Mothers against Drunk Driving and an online grant writing course. Since then, Trish has worked in every aspect of grant program management, design, implementation, and reporting in both nonprofit and government agencies. She received the Certified Grant Writer credential from American Grant Writers Association in 2014 and earned her GPC in 2017.

What started as a love of art, history, and literature in her teens grew into a love of research, fact-finding, and connection. As a young adult, Trish was introduced to books like Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Skill with People, and How to Make Friends and Influence People that taught her personal improvement was only a book away. And, as Trish began her grant career, she filled her bookshelf with resources like Grant Writing for Dummies, Good to Great, and In the Trenches. Trish believes that books fuel lifelong learning.   

Bethany Turner, GPC, is the owner of bmtconsulting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Ball State University and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University. Bethany got her start in the grant profession as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2011. She has secured more than a million dollars in federal, state, and private foundation funds for disaster response and rebuilding, humanitarian aid, arts and culture, arts education, drama therapy, historic preservation, and higher education. When Bethany is not working on grants, you can almost always find her reading both professionally and personally. She’s been reading for as long as she can remember, and every year strives to expand her reading. Bethany leads a book club for grant professionals and participates in other book clubs each month.

Question Preview:

Q1: Why do you read? #grantchat

Q2: Do you think reading helps you be a better writer? And Why? #grantchat

Q3: Is there a time when a specific book has influenced a work-related situation? #grantchat

Q4: What are your favorite books and blogs about grant writing/fund development? #grantchat

Q5: What books do you wish you could download into your brain? #grantchat

Q6: How does reading help you be the person you want to be? #grantchat

Q7: What’s your favorite way to read a book? Physical book? Audio? E-Reader?  #grantchat

Q8: Where is your favorite place to read? #grantchat

Q9: Do you create any goals related to reading? If so, what type of goals do you set?  #grantchat

Q10: What book do you frequently recommend to others? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Guests: Trish Bachman, GPC @thewritestuffde  and Bethany Turner, GPC @turner_bethany

Sponsor: Grant Professionals Association @GPANational

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jomillergpc 

Presented: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

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