Joanne Fritz reports (important links are included):
"Grant writing is not for the faint of heart. It takes a genius for research and organization, the organizational skills of a report writer, plus those of a master [storyteller]...Writing a grant proposal should not be a one-shot experiment. You don't write a grant proposal...you write many grant proposals...Grant writing begins long before you actually have a grant to write. Your primary tool is information...Looking for appropriate organizations that might fund your grant can be overwhelming. Cut it down to size with a system...If you've been having trouble getting your grants funded, you might be forgetting the human element in [grantseeking]...Most grant applications require the same basic information. Many [grantmaking] organizations have their own proposal/application forms, although a few may only give you some basic guidelines...Writing a grant proposal can be daunting, and the information that you've gathered can look overwhelming. But there are some tried and true guidelines to keep in mind as you prepare for and write that proposal."
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