“It’s not always what you say, it’s how you say it.” As someone who speaks with my entire body, I’ve probably been told that line a thousand times. Positive words can come out of my mouth, but my tone and body language give me away every time. As you write grant proposals, your intention is […]
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Letters of support can seem like an “add-on” and you may even wonder if they really make a difference. We’re here to say they do. Quality letters of support can help you get a “yes” verdict on your grant application. Keep reading to find out what makes a letter of support really stand out. What […]
Do you think finding the perfect grant opportunity is like finding a needle in an excessively large and messy haystack? As you’ve scoured the Internet, you may have seen a few potential options, but felt like none of them were a good fit. So what do you do? You get frustrated, tell yourself there’s nothing out there, […]
Fear may be too strong a word to use, but every grant writer has a level of angst, concern, or doubt when it comes to grant writing… even if it’s buried deep down in their sub-conscious. It’s not fun to feel afraid. In life, we deal with fears all the time. It may be snakes, […]
I love getting my hands on grants written by other grant writers. It’s a fascinating way to learn new tips, tricks, and different ways of approaching grant application questions. I’m also fortunate that, through my work at GrantsEdge, I get to hear about how hundreds of other grant writers approach grant writing. Today, I’m sharing […]
Everybody is looking for a silver bullet for success, and grant writers are no different. If only there was an effortless solution, or one easy trick to getting your grant proposals to the top of the funder pile every time you submit an application. It’s actually the question we get from grant writers more than […]
Type into Google anything related to “learning from successful people,” and you’ll be overwhelmed with options… about 45,000,000 pages to be exact. There is no doubt that many of us have an appetite for knowing what successful people do to achieve their success. If we can avoid a few rough patches and speed up our […]
Did you run out of time this week? Did you have enough time to accomplish everything you wanted to achieve? Did you implement any of the first five tips we outlined in Part 1 of this blog post? In the previous blog post, we highlighted five tips you can put into action to slow down […]
Time often feels like the enemy. There just never seems to be enough time in a day (or week), and proposals often take much longer to develop and complete than we think they will. With grant writers often telling us that time is the largest hurdle for them to overcome, we thought it was important to […]
I like routine. I like having a plan and knowing what I need to do now and what’s coming next. I don’t love surprises. I know not everyone feels the same way. There are many people who live life “flying by the seat of their pants,” but I’m not one of them. I do get […]