Welcome to my three part series on the secrets of grant-writing.
Spoiler alert: There aren’t any secrets to writing grants.
O.K., that’s not helpful, and I know before I got into the field it felt like I would need to know the secret grant-handshake, and have a wealth of content-specific knowledge before tackling an application. So I would like to demystify the process a bit in the following three post in the hopes it will encourage and support those wanting to help their local school/ nonprofit/ government agency with some grant writing.
The most important part of grant writing is to have a solid program design. What? You need to actually know what you want to do before you can get money for it? Yep. Think of it as an outline for an essay or novel, or a recipe that must convince the funder it will be delicious if they’d just taste it.