I’ve been a freelance grant writer for a long time. One common trait among the organizations I’ve worked for is their need for a grant calendar. They seem to react in a panic when a grant opportunity arises. It usually happens when they are in the final week before their gala or when everyone is on vacation.
A grant calendar is an easy way to (gasp) plan ahead for upcoming opportunities and stop the panic. I was searching for a simple grant calendar that can be used by an organization and found this blog by Kerri Drumm. It has a link to a sample grant calendar. I think with some modifications, it could be used by a freelance grant writer who has to keep up with grant opportunities for several clients.
Do you use a grant calendar in your organization? What do you use and how is it working