Nothing seems to make development professionals groan more with frustration than staring down the barrel of a massive grant submission. Fundraisers in small development shops must find ways to balance relationship-building with “computer work” that may include multiple grant proposal submissions. In larger shops, one staff member may be in charge of managing the grant calendar, but is often working in a vacuum of well-worn narratives.
In early 2014, the Next Stage Consulting Blog will feature a grant writing series – “Five Steps to Stronger Grant Submissions” – focused on improving your chances of grant-seeking success. Over the next few months, Josh will share tips on the following topics:
- Researching funding sources
- Cultivating gatekeepers and decision-makers
- Making your case for support
- Drafting the budget
- Following up on your submission
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