Building Relationships as the Lone Grant Writer

Are you a Lone Grant Writer?

This week on Grantchat Amanda Day is sharing her tips and insights and asking the community to share their questions and tips on building relationships when you are the (cue the music) Lone Grant Writer. 

I met Amanda through the Grant Professionals Association and our involvement in various committees and boards. Amanda Day, GPC is a self-proclaimed book nerd, grant geek, and, as I can attest, social butterfly. She is a trainer for Grant Writing USA, using her 15 years of grant research, writing, and management experience to teach others. She joined the Grant Professionals Certification Institute Board in 2008, having served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. She believes relationships make the world go round, both socially and professionally.


Question Preview:

Q1: Do you feel grant work can be done in isolation. Why or why not? #grantchat

Q2: Are you the lone grant pro or do you work as part of a team? If so, how many grant pros on staff? #grantchat

Q3: How do you build relationships with coworkers to get the info you need for grant apps/reports? #grantchat

Q4: Who are your invaluable coworkers when it comes to providing data, maps & other grant requirements? #grantchat

Q5: How do you stay involved in your organization’s planning process for future endeavors? #grantchat

Q6: How do you get to know the community/population your grants serve? #grantchat

Q7: How do you build relationships with your funders? #grantchat

Q8: Is there a difference between how you interact with public and private funders? #grantchat

Q9: Have friendly colleagues ever made a difference in your enjoyment of work? How so? #grantchat

Q10: What strategies have you used to build successful relationships in the community you serve? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Sponsor: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

Guests: Amanda Day, GPC @wholewheatgirl

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jm_grants


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