What’s YOUR grantwriting origins story? How did you decide to become a grant writer?
For some people, becoming a grantwriter was something thrust upon them—their employer needed a grant written, and they were asked to help out, or really just given the task. They are often ill-prepared and anxious. Once they’ve written one grant, more are sent their way. These are the people who desperately need training. Far too often, though, that training is an afternoon in a dreary hotel conference room where the most elementary items are mentioned, but people are pretty much left on their own afterwards.
For others, though, like my former student Elizabeth, beoming a grantwriter is a well-thought-out and conscious goal. She worked hard in class, learned a great deal, and then applied for grantwriting jobs in nonprofits. When she was hired, it was the culmination of a long-held career plan. These people are generally well-trained and excited to do this type of work, knowing how important it is. This group of experienced writers usually feel like they are good enough and don’t need additional training, which is most likely true: they know the basics and have figured out some of the advanced items through trial and error. What this group of people could use, though, is someone to look over their work, NOW and THEN, to bounce ideas off of, and to get a fresh pair of eyes on their proposals before they’re turned in.
I’ve got a new online training course based on my newly released book, Funded! Successful Grantwriting for Your Nonprofit. You can work through the material in the comfort of your home or office, at your own speed. It takes you from assessing your strengths and areas where improvement would be helpful, to finding funders, all the way to submitting the proposal.
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You can contact me directly to talk about the benefits of one-on-one coaching and mentoring by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org