How Can You Improve Your Grant Writing?
Sometimes the best answer to that question is to ask the obvious.
Oftentimes we think we’re perfectly clear, but are we really?
The past few episodes we’ve been talking about the importance of clarity – in our work, our messaging, our communications, and especially our grant writing. That then becomes the catalyst for becoming more effective.
With a grant application, for example, ask yourself, “Is this clear enough that my mom could understand it?” If not, you might need to revisit how you’re presenting the information.
Be Brave Enough to Ask Better Questions
If we ask ourselves better questions, we get better answers. Today I want to challenge you with 5 questions to dig down and help uncover important insights:
- What are we doing well?
- What’s clear?
- What’s unclear?
- What can be improved?
- What are we afraid to ask/afraid to find out?
Then give yourself space to listen and look for connections.
What obvious questions do you need to ask?
If you need help asking the questions, book a 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference!
Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to help your nonprofit apply for grants? Go through the free audit and I’ll help you sort out the next steps for your organization.
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz:
If you’re ready to explore a career in grant writing, 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.
- Episode 95: 5 Tips to Improve Your Grant Writing Clarity
- Episode 96: Strategy Call: Gaining Clarity for a Nonprofit’s Next Steps
- Episode 97: Master of One: The Role of Excellence in Our Work
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