Kristin’s Top 3 Grant Writing Tips

As 2016 winds down, it’s time to reveal my top 3 grant writing tips to increase your success rate in the grant world.

Tip #3  Form a grant team.

Preparing and submitting a grant proposal requires a gazillion skill sets:  identifying grant opportunities, program planning, researching data for the need statement, writing, editing, budget development, partner relations, formatting documents, compiling attachments, completing forms, creating logic models with measurable outcomes, and on and on.

Although I thrive on the variety of tasks associated with grant “writing,” the most rewarding experiences of my career have been the result of working as a member of a grant team.  The team members divide up the tasks and agree to a timeline to ensure that we all complete our assignments and submit the proposal on time.