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The Grant Writer's Nightmare

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

I was shocked this morning to see on the front page of my local newspaper a lengthy article castigating the grant writer at a local nonprofit for making an error on an application submission that cost a nonprofit $190,000. (I won't link to the article, because I don't want to further spread the poor grant writers' misery.) It appears that he thought he had uploaded the required attachments, but they had been rejected because of a security setting on one of the computers involved. His sins were (1) not going back to review the submission to make sure it had been accepted and (2) trying to complete the online submission in the final hours the application was available. Two careless errors to be sure, but front page news?


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