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Help me learn how to write a grant!

I'm an underemployed librarian up for a job I'm really interested in. I'm very qualified and had a great phone interview... catch is, it includes grant writing and I've never done this. Tell me how to learn to write grants! Do I take a course or is it doable to teach myself? [more inside]
posted by percor on Aug 19, 2016 - 15 answers

can I make a living writing grants?

I offered to write a grant application for my friend, who runs a small foundation. This is my first exposure to nonprofits, and I know there's a lot I don't know, but so far I'm finding that the grant application writing work is a great match for me, and I'm wondering if there's a way to parlay this into steady, paid freelance work. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on May 9, 2016 - 8 answers

How to manage a grant writer's boss' expectations?

I've been hired to write grants for a new university dean. He says he wants a "Quick win," to show his boss that he's up to par. I tried to tell him it doesn't work that way but he's only interested in this quick win. For context, his college at the university hasn't written any grants for 13 years. How can I best explain to him that grant writing doesn't work this way? Thank you.
posted by holdenjordahl on Jun 3, 2015 - 11 answers

Please help an ISTJ find the right job fast

My fears and indecision have blocked my 'career' progression for years. For a variety of personal reasons, I moved back home (at 44), and now I'm searching for a job. But I don't have much money left, so I need to find something soon, even if it's not perfect. I've boiled it down to three possibilities: copy editing, grant writing or library/information science. But I’m not sure any of them are right for me. I searched MeFi for answers, but they were either outdated (2011) or not geared towards my Myers-Briggs personality type. [more inside]
posted by DoOver on Feb 23, 2015 - 14 answers

How can I get an entry-level job as a Data Analyst in NYC, ASAP?

How can I get into data analysis with little-to-no data or programming experience? [more inside]
posted by matticulate on Feb 11, 2015 - 7 answers

Finding entry-level nonprofit work

I’m trying to figure out the best way into nonprofit work, ideally grant writing and development. Most of my work history has been in retail and food service, but I’ve been volunteering for a tiny Friends of the Library group for the past year. Where should I be looking for work? Americorps? Keep refreshing Idealist.org like a madwoman? [more inside]
posted by book 'em dano on Dec 8, 2014 - 13 answers

My kingdom for an intern!

I need a grant writing intern for my non-profit. Possibly several. Do you know what universities have good green technology or permaculture degree tracks that would be a good place to start looking? (many snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by ananci on Jun 28, 2014 - 16 answers

Finding grants to start a private, nonprofit school

Some folks in a small town dear to my heart are hoping to start a private, non-profit elementary school. I've offered to help out finding grants. But it's... confusing. [more inside]
posted by staboo on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Grant me some solitude

Grant writing: is this a good career for an introvert? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Mar 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Practical or Creative?

MPA or M.S. Writing? More useful, or more engaging? I'm at a point where I am thinking about my advanced degree choices, and would love some input and advice. [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Mar 21, 2012 - 8 answers

When applying for a grant that funds your job, is it wrong to simply update last year's application that was awarded?

When applying for a grant that funds your job, is it wrong to simply update last year's application that was awarded? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers


So, I want to be a grant writer. I'm a published author many times over, and have no problem with the actual writing/convincing stuff, but it seems that is the least important part of the process. [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Sep 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me find some skills!

I'm getting my masters degree with the eventual goal of going into nonprofit work. What skills can I work on (outside of school) that will make me more desirable to organizations and better at my job, and how do I get them? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Apr 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Is academic editing the right job for me?

Just got offered a plum academic editing job, but it would be a strange tangent to my current career path. Help me decide if it's the right direction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

How do you keep track of complicated deadlines?

Grantwriters and Anyone Else who manages complex deadlines and reporting: I am a newly hired grantwriter for a nonprofit. Help me develop processes to keep track of what has been submitted and when things are due. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Apr 26, 2010 - 11 answers

What are the telecommuting options for an mlis?

I'm about half way through an mlis degree. (Both the mlis and my bachelor's are from well-respected schools.) I'm wondering what options are available for telecommuting for those with a library and information science degree? (I'll be living in a fairly remote location which will necessitate alternative employment!) My writing skills are strong. Grant writing? Cataloging? Is "information broker" actually a viable option? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
posted by longhaultrucker on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Grant writer performance standards?

Grant writer performance standards? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Mar 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Grantwriting help.

How much can I cut-and-paste from last year's grant proposals? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jan 14, 2010 - 11 answers

So I want to be a grant writer. Now what?

I think I have what it takes to be a stellar grant writer. But I don't have any direct experience doing this. Are there classes one can take? If I volunteer somewhere, how would I go about finding potential grants to apply for? Where do people look for clients and grants to apply for? [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Sep 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Where do they get their money?

How do I find out who's been giving grants to a non-profit foundation? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Sep 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Printing Costs?

When writing a grant proposal, is there a typical way of figuring out printing costs? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Aug 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Songwriting Residency Questions

New Year's resolution: Pursue a songwriting residency. Ever done one? How was it? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jan 3, 2006 - 5 answers

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