My client called me very excited, “They loved our concept paper! The program officer said that work is genius and inspiring. Now we just have to put it in their online format and get the process going!” This news was a milestone for my client – our first multi-year, six-figure grant from a prominent national […]
Physically, grant writing has broken me. The tension in my shoulders that my massage therapist can’t work out is probably from the fact that I submit ten to twelve proposals a month. The twinge in my lower back is the six drafts of the Kellogg grant I just did in three weeks. The pervasive wrist […]
Grant writers are expert jugglers. Whether you work with one organization or with several as clients, there are always multiple proposals in progress at any given time. So many balls in the air can be stressful if you don’t have a place to hold all the details and a system to ensure you don’t miss […]
Here’s my take on the criteria most people use to pick grant writers: Experience You should definitely look for a grant writer who has experience writing grants to the funders you want to pursue. The funding world is fragmented, and each funder has its own culture and set of norms and processes. The best fit […]
Published in February 2013, this article offers parents tips for working with school boards.