Monday, January 18, 2010

Making Time for Grant Writing by Focusing on the Dream

I'm thinking about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy today, and how our lives are so much different - and better - because of his courage and his focus on his dream. While there are many lessons we can all learn from his life, there is one that relates to grant writing that is on my mind today - finding the time.

I hear it from people all the time: "I'm just too busy for grant writing." "I'm too busy doing my job to even think about going for money to give me even more work." "There simply isn't enough time."

The next time you find yourself saying that you don't have the time for grant writing, I'd like you to take a few minutes to stop and think about the children who attend your school or the people served by your non-profit organization. Visualize how their lives are now. Then visualize how their lives would be different if the innovative programs you have been dreaming about were a reality. See the present.  See the possibility.

Now understand that YOU are the bridge between those two realities.  You CAN find the time to make the dream real.

If MLK Jr's legacy means anything to you, use it inspire you to do what he did - don't let a little personal inconvenience stop you from making a difference for others.

You CAN find the time.

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Creative Resources and Research is a consulting firm specializing in grant writing, grant seeking, program evaluation and professional development training. We have worked with hundreds of clients including public and private schools, school districts, universities, non-profit organizations, and social service agencies throughout California, securing over $155 million from federal, state and private foundation funding sources over the past decade. Our primary grant writers and program evaluators have over 50 years of combined experience in the education and social services fields. At CRR we prefer a personal approach to the clients we work with; by developing long term relationships, we are better suited to match client’s needs with available funding sources. We provide a variety of services to help assist you, including grant writing, evaluation consulting, professional development opportunities, and workshops.