While all grantwriters need to have skills related to writing, researching, conceptalizing, budgeting, and so much more, these are things that can be taught.
Go to any grantwriting workshop, and that’s what you’ll get. The trouble is, if all you have are skills to write grants, I doubt you’ll ever reach the top ranks of the profession.
Yeah, sure, you may write a few successful grants on sheer technical merit–and more power to you! But what you’ll be lacking are the elements that will keep you in the job, improving month after month, grant proposal after grant proposal.
Click on the image above to hear my thoughts about what you MUST come to the job with if you are ever going to become more than a passable proposal writer.