I’ll be a panelist at this month’s Seattle Lunchtime Program on March 25th. The session is on the writing part of grant writing.
How important is writing? Grant writing isn’t a writing contest. But writing skill is critical. Why?
You always have much more to say than space to say it.
It’s as simple as that. Basic writing skills can help you turn a mountain of data into a tablespoon of information.
And note, I wrote “writing skill” not writing talent. Skills can be developed. Or as Stephen King put it:
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
This month’s program focuses on something we all deal with–pulling pulling together information from a variety of documents and sources and turning it into a comprehensible whole with a consistent voice. You face this writing a full proposal or filling in an online application question by question. I face it doing write-ups of applications for a board meeting.
The key presenters will be Connie Chaplan and Kyra Freestar from Tandem Editing, LLC along with Patricia Kile, President of Open Door Consulting and a PSGA board member.
And I may make a comment or two from a funder’s (i.e., reader’s) point of view.
Again, it’s Wednesday, March 25th. Doors open at 11:30, program at Noon.
Location: The Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Avenue in Seattle.
You can register now at the PSGA website.