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July 30, 2021 2 min read

We're not talking about the Grant Slayer Academy homework, even though technically we could brag about the face that our self-paced class is only about an hour a week of no-fluff videos. We could wow you with how many templates we have that will jump-start your grants journey. But today, we're actually talking about getting "grant ready".

If you talk to any seasoned grant writer, they'll tell you that a lot of beginners don't know how to get ready to get grant funding. Here are the top mistakes:

Mistake 1: Not being organized

We recommend putting everything in one folder, with sub-folders for the different components. For example, if there is a grant proposal that requires five (5) different sections, then you probably need....five different subfolders. 

Mistake 2: Not having your finances in order

Federal grants require you being current on your taxes - or at least not owing the government money (student loans can be an exception). You also want to have a QuickBooks or some accounting system to help keep track of expenses and to look at projected costs. In a pinch, you can use Excel or Google Sheets.

Mistake 3: Not having a website

Having a website is a strong asset, because the funders will likely search for you online. Even if it is a single webpage, you'll want a way to stay connected with the people who visit your website. Having easy ways for people to donate (e.g., button at the top of the page) is also strongly encouraged. Get people used to thinking of giving your money.

Get Grant Slayer Academy today to learn more about what you can do to level up your skills - and you don't have to write a word if you don't want to (it's up to you).