I want to be a grant writer but only have 1 year of experience. How would you suggest gaining more experience?

Dear Experienced Grant Writer: 

I want to be a grant writer but only have 1 year of experience. How would you suggest gaining more experience?

 

Dear year old grant writer, 

I would recommend reaching out to a  local/regional nonprofit that you are passionate about the mission for, explain that you are new in your grant writing career, and ask if you can assist in their grant writing efforts pro bono for a while (you define a few months or up to a year, etc based on what works best for you) to strengthen your skills while also assisting in their efforts.

 

Best regards,

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST

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