Nonprofit grant writers prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research. To develop their proposals, grant writers familiarize themselves with an organization's programs, goals, and financial needs. They also look into potential funding sources. After compiling all the information they need, grant writers compose and send their proposals.
Grant writers must also keep careful records to track their proposals. If a grant-making organization requests additional information, nonprofit grant writers supply the missing items. In some nonprofits, grant writers have additional duties, which may include managing volunteers, working with an executive board, planning fundraising campaigns and promoting the organization through public relations work.Educational Requirements
Nonprofit grant writers may have a bachelor's degree in communications, English, professional writing or a similar major. Outstanding grammar and research skills are essential for grant writers. Grant writers who want to work for a specific type of nonprofit organization, such as health care advocacy, might also have an educational background relevant to that field. Some colleges and universities offer certificates in grant writing that complement a bachelor's degree or graduate programs in nonprofit management.
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- Nonprofit grant writers prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research.