How to Score Higher on Your Grant Proposal with Holly Rustick

This episode, Holly explains what the review process of a grant involves, how different sections of a grant are scored, and the best grant writing strategies.

Often people get overwhelmed by grant proposals and it’s common to feel unsure about how to start writing a grant proposal.

What do you need to include, how should you present it, and how do you make sure not to miss any important details in your grant?

This episode, Holly explains how to get a template for your grant, how to use a template to write a grant, and how to access a grant’s instructions.

Holly also talks about the subjective nature of grant reviewing, what the review process of a grant involves, and how different sections of a grant are scored.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • The top grant writing proposal hacks.
  • Proven tips to write grants like a pro.
  • How to get a template for your grant.
  • How to access a grant’s instructions.
  • How to turn a grant PDF into a word document.
  • How different sections of a grant are scored.
  • What the review process of a grant involves.
  • The subjective nature of grant reviewing.
  • How to effectively write a grant.

About Holly

Holly Rustick is the Founder of Grant Writing & Funding, where she creates effective systems to help grant writers ensure that nonprofits grow capacity, increase funding, and advance their mission.

Holly has been writing grants for nearly two decades, has secured millions of dollars for nonprofits around the world, and has been a federal grant reviewer for over 10 years.

Holly is also an Amazon bestselling author, the podcast host of Grant Writing & Funding, and a world-renowned grant writing expert. 

Quotables:

  • “Don’t put links in grant applications because reviewers can’t look at links. Even if you have everything, if you don’t make headers, bold anything, and it’s all a mess, even if you have everything, it will be very difficult for you to score well.”
  • “You no longer start with staring at a blank page. You have headers, you have all the information you need to go get. You don’t have to have it all filled out but you have a framework of knowing what information you need to get, and what data you need to present to meet the criteria in the grant.”
  • “Get the RFP, get the FOA, turn it into headers, use the same language, use it as your template and you’re going to score higher, you’re going to have a better grant.”

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