Four simple words, but such a powerful question to ask of your peers. “What Would You Do?” Being brave enough and having built a network where you feel comfortable discussing professional scenarios to see how a peer might have reacted or responded differently is a wonderful way to discuss best practices and to see the variety of ways that best practices can be successfully implemented.
The quarterly topic for #grantchat has become a favorite for #grantchat as it gives us a chance to have the whole community weigh in on topics that we are being asked frequently by other members of the community. The questions we pose don’t have a black and white right or wrong answer, rather they have a range of acceptable and ethical responses that need to be considered carefully in each situation to see how they best fit within your organizational culture.
If you have a blog post or have an article that you would like to share about the concept, we would love for you to do so in the comment section or by using the #grantchat on the social media network of your choice.
Q1: You realize that you have just missed the deadline for a grant your organization had been looking forward to for months. WWYD? #grantchat
Q2: You have tried to call, email, and reach out via social media for a potential funder you want to clarify guidelines for to no avail. WWYD? #grantchat
Q3: You are asked by a new acquaintance at a cocktail party how they can become a grant writer. WWYD? #grantchat
Q4: You are a consultant that has two clients that want to apply to the same funding source the same year. WWYD? #grantchat
Q5: You are asked/told to complete a federal application that is due in 20 days. WWYD? #grantchat
Q6: You meet a staff member of a grant maker at a conference and have a nice conversation. WWYD? #grantchat
Q7: You start with a new organization (as employee or freelancer) that has no clear records from previous grant pro. WWYD? #grantchat
Q8: You believe you should become more involved in the grant management activities for your org/client. WWYD? #grantchat
Q9: You want to attend a grant specific professional development event (regional event, national conference, etc). WWYD? #grantchat
Q10: Someone new to the grant profession approaches you to “give them advice” based on your experiences. WWYD? #grantchat