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You're Our New Grant Writer

Someone recently asked me how long it took to get where I am today with my grant writing career. That’s a hard question to answer. The simple answer is that I’ve been writing grants for over 25 years. But, how long did it take me to…
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3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make 2017 Your Best Grant Year EVER

I’ve got my nice new planner, all clean with no appointments in it yet. (There are appointments on sticky notes but nothing is written on those beautiful, clean pages yet.) I prefer a paper planner that I can doodle in, take notes in, and…
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3 Lessons Learned the Hard Way and How to Do Better Next Time

If you’re Facebook friends with me, you know I love animals and volunteer for a local animal rescue organization. I write several grant proposals for them every year. Here’s where the lessons start, folks: A good grant opportunity came…
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Everything You Need To Know About Grant Writing Is Out There (Somewhere)

Any seasoned grant writer will tell you there are a gazillion (don’t use that word in a grant proposal) places to find grant writing information. You can search for them on the Internet. But I don’t have time for that, so I look for one-stop…

What the Heck is a Foundation and Why Should I Care?

Finding sources is the most difficult part of the grant writing process. You can write grant proposals all day, but if you don’t have anyone interested in funding you, you’re out of luck. In almost every case, the funder will award a…
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3 Myths About Grants (And the Truth You Need To Know)

You’ll be in hot water if you continue to believe these 3 myths about grants.  If you’re new to the grant-writing field, you’ll soon learn that there are plenty of myths floating around out there about grants. You need to understand…
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How to be grant ready!

3 Steps to Getting Grant Ready Think you’re ready to write a grant because you’ve found a great source and know the grant writing format? Well, wait just a minute (or a couple of days, if possible.) If you aren’t grant ready, writing…

3 Mistakes Every Beginning Grant Writer Makes (and What to Do Instead)

3 insider secrets to get you started with your first successful grant proposal. So the boss stops by your office and says, “Congratulations, you’re our new grant writer. “ Wait, was that in your job description? Ah, yes, that would…