Career expert grant writers – who are truly worth their cost – look at grant writing as an art form. Their craft requires full attention to quality proposal content with no room for error. Career writers live and breathe their work and the grant writing work of others. They will study top rated proposals and the awarded proposals of their competitors. They will analyze the award trends of the funders they are pursuing to ensure their program designs align with funder award and denial patterns. And, they will take the time to study their successes and failures as grant writers. Professionals, such as those employed with Resource Associates, will even go so far as to examine reviewer score sheets of every proposal they write, whether the proposal is awarded or denied. They carefully scrutinize their work while taking extraordinary action to avoid mistakes in the future.
This level of dedication is what led to this month’s blog topic: the 5 Deadly Sins of Grant Writing. In preparing for this blog, Resource Associates’ interviewed its top ranking grant experts to find out what they thought were their most common and not-so-common grant writing mistakes.
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