It’s August and the weather is divine so instead of laboring over an article, I thought I’d share with you a nugget that didn’t make it into my book based on interviews that I did with 25 top grant writers who have collectively raised $500 million for my book (Grant Writing Revealed: 25 Experts Share Their Art, Science, & Secrets).
Over and over again, the people I interviewed equated some aspect of grant development to puzzle solving and clearly are people that love to solve puzzles and figure out how pieces fit together. So, if you love puzzles and you’re a grant writer, or aspire to be one, you are in good company. And, if you are not a lover of puzzles and have an errant 50,000 piece puzzle waiting to be put together, I’ve got the perfect holiday guests for you.
So, let’s take a look at how thinking about the grant proposal as a puzzle could be helpful to you.
The RFP puzzle