How Your Skillset Can Transfer to Grant Writing - Grant Writing Simplified Podcast with Teresa Huff, Episode 102

On-Air Strategy Call: How Your Skillset Can Transfer to Grant Writing [Episode 102]

When you're starting out as a new grant writer, recognize what you already know and what resources are available to you.
Teresa Huff
Grant Writing Simplified Podcast

Recognize How To Use Your Skillset To Start A Grant Writing Business

This week is an on-air strategy call, one of my favorite ways to coach grant writers! I’m chatting with Lori Smith, a former special education teacher like me. We have a lot in common and I understand the types of work she’s been doing already.

In this episode we’re talking about how Lori’s skillset as a special ed teacher can transfer to grant writing. I encourage her to think about:

  • What skills do you currently have that transfer to grant writing?
  • Recognize the constraints in grant writing and nonprofit organizations
  • Constraints are a good challenge to allow you to think more creatively and to help contain and define the work in grant writing
  • How to maximize your impact as a grant writer
  • Strengths beneficial in grant writing and nonprofits: writing, problem-solving, scheduling, flexibility and adaptability, positivity, compassion, patience
  • Generate ideas easily and brainstorm

How Can You Get Started as a Grant Writer?

Lori and I cover several proactive steps she can do to make the transition into grant writing, such as:

  1. Recognize what you already know and what resources are available to you.
  2. Consider your network, both online and offline.
  3. Leverage your connections in your community.
  4. The best source of clients is word of mouth.
  5. Your experience will draw clients in.
 Listen in to hear more about Lori’s story and see how you can apply the strategies to your grant writing career!

Challenge Question:

What skillset do you have that would be helpful in grant writing or in a nonprofit?  Connect with me over on LinkedIn or send me a message. And if you need more support, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer already and let’s get you moving!

If you enjoyed this episode, you can book a 1:1 strategy session with me at teresahuff.com/mentor. The world needs you out there making a difference!


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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.

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

Resources Mentioned:

  • NIO Summit: www.niosummit.com – Use the code ICTH22 to get $400 off your 2022 ticket!
  • Episodes 43-36: FAST Focus Power Series
  • Wondering how to find grants and keep up with all the applications? Check out Instrumentl! It’s a robust grant search, tracking, and project management tool. Go to teresahuff.com/instrumentl and use the code GWSPOD for a free two-week trial AND $50 off your first month

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