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]
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]
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.
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 I searched MeFi for answers, but they were either outdated (2011) or not geared towards my Myers-Briggs personality type.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]
How can I get into data analysis with little-to-no data or programming experience? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Grant writing: is this a good career for an introvert? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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!
Grant writer performance standards? [more inside]
How much can I cut-and-paste from last year's grant proposals? [more inside]
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]
How do I find out who's been giving grants to a non-profit foundation? [more inside]
When writing a grant proposal, is there a typical way of figuring out printing costs? [more inside]
New Year's resolution: Pursue a songwriting residency. Ever done one? How was it? [more inside]