The Reason Why You Need a Grant Writing Team


Over the past 11 years, I've written and read hundreds of project proposals submitted to donors, Although I used to finish a full proposal with its budget in just two days, I had two different experiences in 2014 which made me realize that great successes cannot be achieved with the efforts of one individual no matter how experienced and skilled this individual is, and whatever opportunities and circumstances were created for him.

The two experiences can be summarized in my meeting with the most important donors who are the most sustainable in funding. In these meetings, I was asked to write proposals to be funded. Due to the fact that my organization’s team fully counted on me in writing proposals and our organization had signed two outstanding projects, I was busy with the details of the management and employment of the new staff, therefore I couldn’t submit these proposals and we lost two funding opportunities and new partnerships that are hard to compensate for many years.

Over the past ten years, I have seen so many difficult experiences that organizations have gone through, due to the total dependence on one person to write proposals. So I have employed the most efficient young men and women in writing in English and have experience in different development sectors and in finance. We trained them for many months and involved them in writing proposals and working together. Within a year, the organization has 12 people writing proposals and preparing budgets in a competitive level with the biggest international organizations in the country. Therefore, the number of projects which the organization won increased from 5 in 2014 to 12 projects in 2015 and more in the following years.

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