Grant Writing is a Misnomer

Grant Writing is a Misnomer

Grant writing is the misnomer of all misnomers.

The term grant writing is inaccurate, incorrect, and just flat out wrong.

When organizational leaders speak on wanting to hire for grant writing talent, whether the talent be several staff members or an external consultant or consulting firm, they usually do so when they are looking to diversify their revenue streams or increase their financial, operational, and programmatic capacities.

During my tenure as President/Board Chair of several nonprofit charities and trade associations, I have hired grant writing consulting firms to help us leverage existing funds for other funding streams and to tie us to impact investment funds otherwise commonly referred to as strategic partnerships with governing bodies, nonprofit coalitions and philanthropic foundations that measure impact in addition to profit on dollars returned on socioeconomic levels.

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