I recognize the fact that many of today’s grant writers are not just grant writers. Many of you wear multiple hats at your nonprofit.
Maybe you’re a one-person development department who is comfortable meeting with donors, but also needs to write grants. Or perhaps you’re an education director who needs to write all the grants for the education department.
Either way, the point is that we all arrive here from different paths and many of us need to develop solid grant writing skills like, yesterday.
Grant writing is an art. Don’t ever let anyone tell you it’s not. And like all art forms, it’s not only somewhat subjective, but it’s also something you have to constantly work at to ensure your skills stay sharp. For those newer to grant writing, this applies even more so to you since you are establishing these skills for the first time.
So what’s a would-be grant writer to do? Here are my top 5 secrets to improving your grant writing skills:
For other great tips on being a great grant writer, check out these past blog posts from Cain Nonprofit Solutions: