Question Preview: New Year’s Resolutions for the Grant Professional in 2015

New Year's Resolutions for the Grant Professional with Diane Leonard and Jo Miller

2015 promises to be a game-changer for grant professionals. We will be working under new requirements and guidelines for more transparency and data. For many grant professionals, 2015 brings a shift to more technology and tools to manage our work – from researching funders to managing grant development and reporting, there are new tools, applications and systems aimed at helping us do our jobs better and faster.

According to the Fall 2014 State of Grant Seeking, grant professionals submitted more grants and more of those grants were online applications. One of the greatest challenges to grant seeking identified in the report is the lack of time and/or staff. In other words, as grant professionals, we are experiencing greater workloads, increasing demands to build more skills and technical expertise, produce more grants, and to fully understand and comply with significant changes to regulatory requirements impacting our field, build our skills, meet the demands of our jobs and balance these demands with our personal life.

How will you  build your skills, meet the demands of your job and balance these demands with your need for self-care in 2015? What did you learn in 2014 that has influenced changes for 2015? These are the kinds of questions our grantchat community will be covering on January 6, 2015 for our chat, topic: Grant Professionals New Years Resolutions.

Q1:   If you could change one thing in 2015 as it relates to your work, what would it be? Why?#grantchat

Q2:   Will you be seeking more grants and or larger grants in 2015 compared to 2014? Why or why not?#grantchat

Q3:   How will grant seeking and/or grant research change for you in 2015? #grantchat

Q4:   Will you be using technology/online tools for your job in 2015 differently compared to previous years?#grantchat

Q5:   Do you have professional development resolutions/goals for 2015? If so, what are they? #grantchat

Q6:   What changes has your organization or have your clients proposed for grant- seeking/development/management for 2015? #grantchat

Q7:   Have you made any work/life balance resolutions for 2015? If so, what are your resolutions? #grantchat

Q8:   What was the best new year’s resolution/goal that you made and kept? Why was it great? #grantchat

Q9:   What is your secret to making a goal or resolution a reality and/or a success?#grantchat

Q10:   What other resolutions or goals do you have for 2015 that you would like to share with our #grantchat community?


Looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat co-moderators Diane Leonard (@dianehleonard), Jo Miller (@jm_grants) with@smartegrants and @GPANational

Diane H Leonard and Jo Miller


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