Hi CD community,
I’m embarking on my fourth year writing grants for our team. The students write a couple, but the vast bulk is done by me year-round. Our team is small, so we don’t have lots of students wanting to do grant writing when there is a robot to build. Only one student was interested in grant writing this past year, for instance, and I’m pretty sure she got her fill.
I am committed to grant writing for our team for the next several years, but I’m also interested in exploring other options for spreading the load, because it’s a lot. I just laid out my writing calendar and I have 26 on my docket for this coming fiscal year, plus others I’m exploring for fit. We are a 5th-year community team, and we just moved into a new permanent space (no longer in a mentor’s garage), so we rely 100% on outside funding.
I’m curious to hear how other community teams who have been around awhile handle grant writing. Do you have a successful system of enlisting parent help? Have you hired a grant writer? How does that work??