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An Urgent Request From The Publisher

Posted by Elwin Green on August 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Dear Readers,

 

I'm writing to ask for your help WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE HOURS.

 

Today, I was invited to apply for a $20,000 grant to help fund the continued development of Homewood Nation. Two such grants are being offered by UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, Inc., in its "New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY" competition. NewU exists "to support the creative business-building ideas of participating journalist-entrepreneurs."

 

As a "diverse" journalist-entrepreneur, I may actually have a shot at this thing. And coincidentally, I just wrote two posts about upgrading and expanding Homewood Nation in coming months, so I have some ideas to guide the use of the funds, should I receive a grant.

 

Here's the adrenalin rush: the deadline for the grant application is MIDNIGHT.

 

Here's the request: The application is online, so I don't know yet exactly what it asks for. But it may ask for some sort of testimonials, references or statements of support (which it would be good to have on file anyway, right?).

 

If you would like to speak on Homewood Nation's behalf, please write a note or letter with your thoughts on why Homewood Nation deserves to be funded, with today's date and addressed, "To Whom It May Concern," and send it as an email attachment to (NEW EMAIL ADDRESS): homewoodnation@gmail.com.

 

Thanks, and I will let you know how things turn out!


Elwin Green,Publisher

Homewood Nation

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2 Comments

Reply Nancy Shields
2:04 PM on September 12, 2014 
Elwin, How did this turn out? Do you still need any type of testimonial or too late?
Reply Elwin Green
6:47 PM on September 15, 2014 
I just wrote a follow-up post explaining what happened. Short version: I missed the deadline, but it is not too late for friends to offer testimonials if they wish for future use - in particular, video clips for use in a pitch video. Thanks for asking!

Nancy Shields says...
Elwin, How did this turn out? Do you still need any type of testimonial or too late?