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7 Things Grants Are NOT: What You Need to Know About Grant Funding - Grant Writing Simplified Podcast with Teresa Huff, Episode 80

7 Things Grants Are NOT: What You Need to Know About Grant Funding [Episode 80]

The end goal is to help you increase your income and your impact through grant writing, but we have to dispel some of these common misconceptions first.

What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing?

This month we’re going back to the basics of grant writing! I’m answering some of the most common questions I hear about grants.

 

Lose the Misconceptions

So many misconceptions are floating around about grants and how they work. Today we’re going to address what grants are NOT so you can focus your efforts on what they ARE. This will help you be more successful in the long run!

We learn how to avoid these in the Fast Track to Grant Writer so you can approach your grant writing career with a more successful strategy. The end goal is to help you increase your income and your impact through grant writing, but we have to dispel some of these common misconceptions first.

 

Even if you as the grant writer know these points, you may have a board member now and then who might not understand. This will give them an outside perspective to help educate them.

7 Things Grants Are NOT

Let’s be sure we’re on the same page before you start applying for grant funding. Grants are NOT:

  1. Quick fix
  2. Easy money
  3. Bailout
  4. Starter plan
  5. Solo funding plan
  6. Free for all
  7. Magic cure
Listen to the episode for an explanation of each, and what you can do instead.

 

Challenge:

Today we’ve talked about 7 things grants are NOT. Did any of these surprise you? Connect with me over on LinkedIn and let’s continue the conversation.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz:

If you’re ready to explore this further, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world.

If you’re ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you.
 

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