What Do Grants and Gardening Have in Common?
As it turns out, quite a lot.
I’ve been helping my husband plant the garden this spring. He has quite the green thumb of the family. Sadly, I do not.
However, it’s given me the chance to reflect on how much grant writing and gardening have in common.
7 Ways Grants Are Like Gardening:
- Both take time, hard work, and patience to tend.
- We can’t control the outcome, so we need to be prepared and follow through consistently.
- Artificial opportunities may look good at first, but they won’t produce the results we need.
- Grants and gardens take nurturing and tending to build relationships and reputation.
- We must learn to understand the needs and provide for those.
- Plant before you need it so you can build your pipeline of harvest for the future.
- Prepare for the seasonality.
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Other Episodes Mentioned:
- Episode 68: How You Can Prepare for the Seasonality of Grants
- Episode 80: 7 Things Grants Are NOT: What You Need to Know About Grant Funding
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