An education grant writer’s professional bookshelf: 19 must-reads
Here are some of Dr. Judy Riffle's favorite references on her professional bookshelf
Samuel Johnson said, “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” This is a great quote that can point to how to create a competitive grant narrative as well as to a love of reading and books.
Successfully funded grant narratives don’t leave any questions in the mind of the reviewer and read like a symphony, leading to a clear picture of the project. The reader of a grant application must be able to take the narrative and run the project independently, without any confusion. Don’t leave the reader confused; fill in all those blanks that might appear in their minds before you submit that application.
I love to read, and wish I had more time to conquer all the books on my to-do list. Here are some of my favorite references on my bookshelf, which I hope can assist other education grant professionals to improve their writing and grant application skills. Other books on this list have been recommended by fellow grant consultants.
I hope you find these suggested books helpful in your journey to craft successfully funded grant applications through successful fundraising techniques, strong budgets, stellar writing and good grammar.
What are some of your favorite books in the grant professional world?