Are you new to grant writing? If so, the process can often seem daunting and overwhelming. Hiring a grant writer may seem tempting, but could cost you $100+/hr. So put away that checkbook, pull out a notebook, and slip on those slippers. This course is designed to help you understand the basic principles of writing a grant narrative, executive summary, and a variety of other proponents essential to your proposal- all from the comfort of your own home.
Anyone can have an idea. Learn more about developing and solidifying yours before your begin writing your grant proposal.
It's not enough to want your grant to succeed- a certain amount of research is required to help your application stand out from the rest.
An introduction is vital to the success of any relationship, including your relationship with the funding company.
Your executive story introduces and describes your project to the reader. Don't underestimate its value by saving it until the end.
A series of helpful tips that guide you through the process of writing your proposal- in plain English.
Describing how your project will impact you, your organization, and your community is a key component to a successful grant application.
Includes a sample budget to download for reference.
How you will utilize your funds is equally as important as the idea/project itself.
Following a strict timeline is vital to the successful completion of your proposal. A reader can tell when an application has been assembled in a hurry.
Be sure to have an extra pair of eyes ready to double check your work. In fact, make it several pairs of eyes.
Congratulations! Enjoy your completed project and reward yourself for a job well done.
Happy Writing! And remember- if you are granted your funding request, be sure to follow up with a note of appreciation or acknowledgement. Many grants will have a component that must be filled out at the completion of your project, so also be sure to keep an eye out for any follow up facts/information you may be required to provide.
Heather Closson is an educator, blogger, performer, and production assistant located in Brooklyn, NY. She is an experienced event coordinator, avid crowdfunder, and a social media enthusiast. With professional experience in grant writing and technical production, Heather has a passion for helping artists and arts organizations thrive in today's increasingly competitive world and struggling economy.
To learn more about Heather, please visit her website or connect with her on LinkedIn.