Secret Number One: The goal needs to be winning... Writing is simply a method used in achieving that goal.
Secret Number Two: Thinking that grant writing is a fancy direct-mail campaign is a really bad idea.
Secret Number Three: Different people are looking at different sections of your proposal.
Secret Number Four: Before you take the money, you’d better really think about whether it’s actually good for you.
Secret Number Five: Find funders that are not over-approached.
Secret Number Six: Funders are often disconnected from the funding need.
Secret Number Seven: Your PR has everything to do with your grant writing.