Live by Your Schedule

Deadlines are one means by which funders separate serious proposals from those prepared by amateurs. Serious grant writers will be acutely aware of any deadlines and submit their proposals on time—and early whenever possible.
If your proposal will be delivered at the last minute and the funder has strict deadlines (and especially if the funder receives hundreds of proposals), ask for a receipt when the proposal is delivered. They won’t mind giving you one, and it will protect you against a misplaced application.
All too often, grant writers create a schedule that targets proposal completion to the ...

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