When Tom Scanlon stepped down from the board of the Public Welfare Foundation this fall after 40 years of service, he could have gone quietly. Instead, he wrote his colleagues a thoughtful letter that made clear where he felt the organization had gone wrong.
I was a grant writer at the University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine from the time I was 28 until the time I was 57. After 29 years. I would have liked to retire but couldn't quite afford it.
I've been reviewing a lot of grants applications over the past year. So what does a deserving application look like? Here are five characteristics of a worthwhile project: