Careers in Grant Writing is a concise, no-nonsense guide to becoming a professional grant writer. You'll learn about the skills and traits of successful grant writers, what a typical day on the job is like, the basics of writing a grant proposal, how to find free or low-cost training opportunities, ways to obtain on-the-job experience, and much more. Written by a grant writer with 15 years of experience in the field, Careers in Grant Writing provides an insider's look at becoming part of this rewarding and in-demand field of professional writing.
Careers in Grant Writing
Excellent Resource for Those Exploring the Field of Grant Writing
By Melanie R. Negrin "Merocuné Marketing & Publi... (Morris County, NJ USA)
This review is from: Careers in Grant Writing (Paperback)
If you are new to grant writing, it can often take quite awhile before you feel you're "up to speed" on what's happening in the nonprofit world and where you fit in as a potential grant writer.
In Careers in Grant Writing, Caroline S. Reeder addresses the basics of getting started:
* What do grant writers do?
* What skills and traits are helpful?
* Where do grant writers work?
* What does the typical day look like for a grant writer?
* How much can I make as a grant writer?
At the same time, she addresses the myths and realities of life as a grant professional:
* Grants are not free money; they are an agreement made between two parties for a specific action to be carried out for a specified sum - a contract. You cannot just use the money any way you want to.
* Grant writers don't just write; they research potential funders, develop relationships with donors, help develop programs, and more.
* Grant writers do not develop proposals all by themselves; collaboration with many different people within an organization is required to develop a winning proposal.
So, if you're just getting started in grant writing and you want to get a quick overview of what to expect in the field, this is a terrific book to read.
Excellent Guide for Aspiring Grant Writers
By J R Babcock -
I've been interested in grant writing for a while and was excited to find this book! There seem to be a lot of books available on how to write grants but few of them teach you about the field of grant writing.
This book starts with the basics, i.e. what a grant is and what grant writers do, and follows with chapters on the type of skills needed for the job and where grant writers usually work. While these chapters were helpful, I got the most out of the second half of the book which focuses on the practical side like "A Day in the Life of a Grant Writer," "Education and Training," and "Getting a Job in the Field." The "Resources" section is also great because it has links to free training courses on the Internet and other related sites.
If you're thinking about becoming a grant writer, this is a great resource to learn about the ins and outs of the field. I found it very helpful. I highly recommend it!
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