There are several terrific resources out there to help you get started writing grants. While I do believe that anyone can write a grant proposal, it does take practice. Writing a grant proposal is completely different than writing a book or a blog. Some of the best writers of journal articles, for example, struggle with developing grant proposals. Grant proposal development requires some key skills beyond being a good writer. Here are some suggested resources to get you started:

  • Several community colleges and universities offer grant writing training courses

  • Your local United Way may also offer training as well as larger foundations

  • The Grant Professionals Association holds a conference each fall. Additionally, some local chapters offer periodic training. (If you're in the St. Louis metro area, drop me a line and you can be my guest at our next session!)

  • The Foundation Center's proposal writing short course is a great place to start and it's free

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide - provided free by Kellogg Foundation