Where Do I Start With Writing Grants?

Dear Experienced Grant Writer,


I’ve recently been given the responsibilities of a Grant Writer as the nonprofit I am a part of. I just took a federal grant class and it felt like swimming upstream. There is so much information and I don’t even know what I don’t know about grants. I want to enter the grant seeking world with confidence but I feel as if I need some help. Is there any advice you can give me?



New At This


Dear New At This,


I would recommend Grant Writing 101 for new grant seekers. While a live class isn’t always scheduled through CharityHowTo, the recorded version is always available and contains all the same slides and bonus materials as a live class (plus costs a few dollars less than the live version). I would suggest this for you to help you grasp the foundation of grant writing. 


If you want to dig a bit deeper, I’d recommend you join me for one of our upcoming Grant Writing Boot Camp classes with MyFedTrainer.com. We offer one just about every month. They are a great way to learn the basics of creating logic models, work plans, and strong budgets.


There are also resources that I send to new grant writers that reach out as there are a number of resources my firm and I provide to help get you started at no charge. These can be found here. Lastly, if you’d like even more resources, you can find some great resources with Grant Professionals Association on their website www.grantprofessionals.org.


Best wishes for your grant learning success,

Diane H. Leonard, GPC


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