Mentorship Highlight: How Christine Became a Federal Grant Peer Reviewer and Increased her Grant Awards and Business
In this week’s Grant Writing & Funding podcast episode, Holly welcomes Christine Taylor, an experienced grant writer and consultant, to share her insights and expertise in the field of grant writing.
Throughout the episode, Holly and Christine cover a variety of topics related to grant writing and funding. One of the key points emphasized in the episode is the value of learning from feedback in the grant review process.
Christine shares her own experiences and highlights the importance of being comfortable with the uncomfortable. The conversation shifts to discuss the impact of mindset and changing belief systems from the Grant Professional Mentorship program.
Listeners will also discover the advantages of considering becoming peer reviewers as a way to transform their grant writing businesses. Christine encourages grant writers to take on this role and shares how it can contribute to professional development and growth.
Budgeting plays a significant role in grant writing, and the episode delves into the importance of following budget guidelines and providing detailed explanations for each budgeted item. Christine shares her experiences as a peer reviewer for the federal government, which helped her gain a deeper understanding of acceptable and unacceptable budget practices.
Another important tip offered is to do the budget at the beginning of the grant writing process to avoid last-minute changes that may require significant adjustments and additional time.
The episode emphasizes the value of seeing both sides of the story and approaching grant writing objectively. It highlights how anyone can apply their knowledge and expertise to grant writing, regardless of their educational background. The unique specialties and passions that individuals bring to grant writing are also celebrated.