Where grant writing can get exciting, even fun, is in the particulars—in that space where you get to convey your passion and vision and plan in ways that make a grantmaker take notice. But it’s helpful to have an idea of what lies ahead. With that in mind, here are the 11 basic steps you can expect to take on your journey toward grant funding.
Grant Writing Process
Yesterday, I introduced a new series on the tools I use to help me manage the grant writing process. If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to read it first. The first tool I want to share is a simple but powerful document I create for nearly every grant I write: the RFP […]
I think what separates a good grant writer from a great grant writer is his or her ability to manage The Process. Managing the grant writing process well makes it more enjoyable, reduces stress, and ultimately leads to a better final product. There are at least three keys to managing the process well: Good communication Following through […]
Under normal circumstances, I would have said no. There was always some grant I could be doing, but I knew from experience that, if I’m not careful, grant writing — especially freelance grant writing — could take over both my work life and my home life. Three grants in ten days, for three first-time clients? […]