2) COLLABORATE OR DIE!
Ultimately, the process of designing an excellent and fundable program is really the process of building a new, or expanding an existing, collaborative. Too many applicants for grants merely describe what they’re already doing with the same partners they’ve worked with for years. Instead, funders want to hear about new and improved ways applicants plan to collaborate for the specific proposed program they are proposing. And, they’re looking at how each new partner will take the proposed program to the next level.
More about this in my new book RIGHT BEFORE YOU WRITE: The Groundbreaking Process Used To Win More Than $385 Million In Competitive Grants.” www.SandyPointInk.com.
The third of the five most helpful tips I give grant applicants will appear here tomorrow.