If your organization is going to win the most grant money possible it MUST have a grant development team. PERIOD.
This is a team committed to raising funds through grants that understand the ins and outs of grant development that oversees the consistent execution of a well thought out grant development strategy.
The team doesn’t have to be large, however, it MUST meet on regular bases and have goals that it targeting.
The top officer within your organization should be the leader of this team.
We all have probably heard the old adage that rules are meant to be broken. However, this saying definitely does not hold true when it comes to the world of grant writing.
In fact, many funders say the number one reason that many grant proposals are rejected is that grant writers do not provide exactly what the funders are requesting. This may be a little frustrating especially if you are the type of person that likes to push the envelope as far as it will go hoping that it will not fall off the table.
But in the arena of writing and applying for grants this course of action can easily cause a grant proposal or application to be placed in the rejection pile.
This is another reminder of why it is so important to provide funders with exactly what they ask for.
Funders are not looking for "pushers" rather they are looking for "providers" who can follow instructions and give them the things that they are requesting.
Pushers are grant writers that submit a proposal...