Your mother taught you to say Please and Thank You when you were young, right? What about now that you are a grown-up grant writer?
Thanking your funder should be high on the list of to-do’s after you get your grant. During a recent conversation with a foundation director, he mentioned with a sigh, “You’d be surprised at how many grant recipients forget to thank us for the grant.” He seemed a little sad and a lot disgruntled. You can bet that when we got our grant from this organization, I made sure he got a great big Thank You.
Want to know more about what to do after you get the grant? This blog from Funding for Good will give you their First Five To-Do’s After Receiving a Grant.