Once a grant writer has written a few grants and has received grant reviewer feedback, they begin to understand the challenges of grant writing. Unfortunately, writing a grant isn’t just about getting a grant awarded. It is also about designing a plan and describing the organization’s ability to implement that plan and make proper partnerships. One way to better understand how a grant writer can improve their success in writing grants is to act as a grant reviewer. Funders often put out appeals asking for people to work as reviewers. Sometimes, they are virtual positions, while other times, they require traveling to the funder’s location. These positions are sometimes paid and other times not. However, the experience gained from acting as a reviewer will benefit a grant writer for years to come. Here are a few lessons learned from acting as a grant reviewer.
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