Chiquandra C. Cross

3rd Quarter Goals



T he first half of 2014 is in the history books and whatever happened, happened.  If you had successes, great, I hope you celebrated and documented.  If you didn’t that’s great too.  It’s great because you get a do over.


You have the next 90 days of your life to create a strategy for success.

I have three tips to help you start out on the right track. (more…)

Integrity Breeds Opportunity


opportunity blog

A couple of years ago I had a friend refer a potential client to me for grant writing services.  I scheduled a meeting with the executive director and some of her staff and after asking a few questions I determined that they weren’t read to embark upon a grant campaign.  Their vision was too broad and though they were supported financially by their parent organization, they didn’t have enough history or constituents served to be competitive. We talked for a while longer and I stopped and asked to speak with the director alone.

Once we were alone I let her know that, in my opinion, they were too young and inexperienced to be competitive.