Summary: Having a common understanding of the stages and what needs to be done to complete steps to a submission-ready grant application helps collaborative grant writing teams work seamlessly. Before
Grant writing that puts your best foot forward
Make it easy for funders to say "Yes".
Expert grant writing is as much about knowing the funder and the funding program as knowing your organization and the project that is in need of funding.
A typical grant writing process involves: Researching funding opportunities relevant to your field, request, and or specific project Gathering data and stats to bolster your argument through a survey of the literature and or looking at your own data and analysing/formating it for effective presentation. Reviewing the funder's guidelines to ensure you have the information necessary to answer all questions thoroughly and succinctly and are actually qualified to apply.
A free to use powerpoint presentation on the basics of grant writing.
A great discussion today emerged in the Grant Writer’s Network on Linked In “How do you deal with clients who don’t provide you with the detailed information you need to write the
Funders seem to love them. Grantwriters hate them. Online application processes. Balky processes: Recently I completed a “Celebrate Ontario” grant application on the Grants Ontario website. In addition to the
There’s a lot about writing grant applications that crosses international borders and disciplines. I have written successful grant applications since about 1985 for projects as disparate as women’s fitness programs,