Getting into Gear

  • Judith B. Margolin


In this chapter, I urge you to stop and reassess your desire for a grant as well as the grant idea itself before you proceed to seek outside funding. Many of the recommendations you will find here may seem like common sense. However, they are often overlooked in the rush to get to the proposal writing stage. In the words of Erich Fromm, “All our energy is spent for the purpose of getting what we want, and most people never question the premise of this activity: that they know their true wants.”1


Filing System Subject Field Potential Funder Fund Raiser Successful Grant 
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Further Reading

  1. American Association of University Women. Community action tool catalog, Techniques and strategies for successful action programs. Washington, D.C.:1978.Google Scholar
  2. Fromm, E. Escape from freedom. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1941.Google Scholar
  3. Girard, J., with Casemore, R. How to sell yourself. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.Google Scholar
  4. Knaus, W. J. Do it now, How to stop procrastinating. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1979.Google Scholar
  5. Michaels, D. M., & Magrand, L. E., Jr. A guide to grantsmanship. Durham, N. H.: New England Gerontology Center, 1977.Google Scholar
  6. Winston, S. Getting organized, The easy way to put your life in order. New York: Norton, 1978.Google Scholar

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