Get to Know Us Through the Books We Read

“If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” —Stephen King


It is well-known that reading improves writing, and writing is a large part of the responsibilities of a grant professional. Because of this, the DH Leonard Consulting Team discussed our reading lives recently based on a shortened version of the What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? Discussion presentation developed by Trish Bachman, GPC and me for the Grant Professionals Association annual conference.


Here is the summary of our discussion so you can learn more about the team:


What are your favorite books, blogs, and podcasts about grant writing/fund development?


To read more about these books, check out Three Books that Should be on Every Grant Professional’s Bookshelf.


Why do you read?

  • Escape
  • Relax
  • Provide boundaries
  • Help fall asleep
  • Learn
  • Reading is like food. It is a necessity.
  • You can go anywhere with a book.
  • The social aspect of discussing books – book clubs, Bookstagram, etc.
  • To be sophisticated


What books sparked your love for reading?


What is the last book finished?


What book do you frequently recommend to others?


We’d love to get you know you through books as well. We would love to hear what the last book is that YOU finished. Let us know in the comments section!

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