Should You Hire a Grant Writer or Write Grants Yourself? [Episode 81] Consider these questions first. Grant Writing Simplified Podcast with Teresa Huff

Should You Hire a Grant Writer or Do It Yourself? Questions to Ask [Episode 81]

Before you make any grant-related decision, always think through how it relates to your nonprofit's overall strategy.

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.

We learn how to level up your skills 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.

To Hire a Professional or DIY?


When you’re considering a home improvement project, sometimes you can handle it yourself just fine. Other times, though, you’re better off bringing in an expert. The decision depends on several factors – for starters, your level of skill, budget, scope of the project. 

Grant writing is the same way. While there’s no standard right or wrong answer, you need to consider a few aspects of the situation before making your decision. Today I’ll walk you through 5 areas to think through with your team before making the call. We’ll also look at a hybrid alternative that might work well for some of your projects.



What’s the status of your nonprofit with regards to hiring a grant writer? Go through the audit, and then connect with me over on LinkedIn and let’s continue the conversation.


Keep up the good work, my friends! You’re making a bigger difference than you’ll ever know.

 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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