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    Re: evaluating grant writer Archived Message

    Posted by Rose on 6/22/2005, 2:57 pm, in reply to "evaluating grant writer"

    With the exception of "the total amount raised" the rest sound like administrative things that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

    However since you are working for someone else they can set the terms and unless those terms can be negotiated I really don't see a recourse for you. I can understand if you don't want to mention the exact amount that they feel that you have to raise.

    But the reason for not getting a grant award can be reasons that are no fault of yours (or any grant writer for that matter). One of the most obvious reasons for not getting a grant is simply because someone else submitted a better application/proposal that better fit the objective of the grant than yours did. There's also the "hush-hush" reason of showing favoritism. I'll leave that one there alone!

    It is my assumption that any grant that you apply for you have some sort of copy of it or something to that effect which you should keep if only to remind yourself that you did the best possible job that you could when you applied for the grant.

    The last sentence of your post confuses me a little and I want to be made clear. Some grant applications/proposals require submission of an operating budget and what I'm getting from your sentence is that while they have a set operating budget they want to apply for funds over that amount?

    Link: http://members.aol.com/Roseb441702/grants.htm

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