Okay, I know what I'm about to say may be highly controversial… so BRACE yourself! I want to share with you what I really think about most Grant Writing Certifications.
Truthfully, I think most of them are a waste.
You heard me right… I said, “A WASTE!”
Now, I know what I just said is not going to get me nominated for any grant writing awards now or in the near future.
But, those aren’t important to me… besides, most of those are bias and are NOT given to those that are most deserving, rather those that are most self-serving for the organizations handing out the awards.
I often chuckle when I see awards being passed out to corporate sponsors... I guess the saying is true that you have to pay to play.
Well, the are a number of reasons. But, I’ll spare you of my full list because the partial list suffices.
However, before I tell you why I think most of today's grant...
If the saying is true, "Seeing is believing," then it pays to have a grant writing portfolio.
Just think about it for a moment...
But, where do Grant Writers have their grant proposals?
Hidden away in some electronic files on their computer
No way! Please say this isn't so. If you are a grant professional you are well aware that grant writers can become very protective of the grant proposals they have developed.
However, there is no need to hide them from potential clients. Right?
There are a few reasons why you should have a portfolio: