Grant Writing Tips | Adeo Development SolutionsSo, you’ve found a grant that sounds like a good match. You’ve collected the ideas and are ready to begin. You open up a fresh Word document and sit down to write.

You stare at the page and your mind feels equally blank. Shudder.

Now what?

Ever feel like you just hit a brick wall? Starting with a blank page when you know you must come up with 50 total pages can be pretty intimidating.

It doesn’t have to be the equivalent of mountain climbing, though. These tricks help me get past the blank page hurdle.

  1. First, I look at the elements required in the RFP (Request for Proposal).
  2. I put them into a Word document, numbered, along with the point value of each section.
  3. Next, I read through each question and type quick notes of things I want to remember to add later – important research points, a good quote from a client, a website link I want to use as a reference.
  4. Now I have a framework instead of a blank page. I can go through and plug in project information from my notes with the client. Goals and objectives take shape. I can make a list of items I need to ask the client.

I am no longer wrestling with a blank page.

That wasn’t so hard, was it? What are your tips for getting past the blank page?

Staring at the Blank Page
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