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Secrets of Successful Grantsmanship: A Guerrilla Guide to Raising Money by Susan L. Golden

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CHAPTER EIGHT

SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS (AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL)

So that they may be able to call upon one another for aid and receive information at all times regarding the situation . . . guerrilla units should do their utmost to maintain the closest and most solid relations with the local population for the exchange of correspondence.

MAO TSE-TUNG, BASIC TACTICS

People new to grantseeking tend to see the period after proposal submission as a void, because they do not know how their request is faring. Their anxiety may lead them to imagine the worst (see cartoon on p. 105). Many grantmakers never reveal the details of their proposal consideration processes, but others are more forthcoming and want to discuss the questions that arise from ...

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