Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Managing Grant Management

Grant Management should not be a headache, yet for many grant writers, it is. Others find the concept confusing, scary or worrying. So what exactly is grant management? And how can a grant writer learn to accept it?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Using Your Agency's PR for Grantseeking

PR - public relations that is - need not be an ugly word for the grant writer. Even though many organizations prefer to call it outreach, marketing is what it truly is, and the reason why the grants department feels no need to become involved. But the truth is that grant writers who do become involved in their organization's PR efforts can improve their grantseeking results over the long run.

Friday, March 4, 2011

What Exactly Goes in the Agency Background?

In the typical grant proposal, the grant writer tends to spend a lot of time researching and writing specific sections such as the needs statement, goals and objectives and the like. Oftentimes, the Organizational Background ends up being the weaker section, with less time and importance attached to it. At other times, grant writers may even go overboard with this section, thinking that they need to cram every piece of history and details in here. What is a good median here?