If you are new to grant writing, it can often take quite awhile before you feel you’re “up to speed” on what’s happening in the nonprofit world and where you fit in as a potential grant writer.
A new book by For GrantWriters Only member Caroline S. Reeder, Careers in Grant Writing, addresses the basics of getting started as a grant writer:
* What do grant writers do?
* What skills and traits are helpful?
* Where do grant writers work?
* What does the typical day look like for a grant writer?
* How much can I make as a grant writer?
At the same time, she addresses the myths and realities of life as a grant professional:
* Grants are not free money; they are an agreement made between two parties for a specific action to be carried out for a specified sum – a contract. You cannot just use the money any way you want to.
* Grant writers don’t just write; they research potential funders, develop relationships with donors, help develop programs, and more.
* Grant writers do not develop proposals all by themselves; collaboration with many different people within an organization is required to develop a winning proposal.
So, if you’re just getting started in grant writing and you want to get a quick overview of what to expect in the field, I recommend you read: Careers in Grant Writing by Caroline S. Reeder. You can purchase a copy at Amazon.com .