The Secret to My Success

We asked a group of experienced grants managers the secret to their success. Here are the answers we got.

  • Roll up your sleeves
  • Keep asking questions
  • Understand what the other departments and people you work with care about so that you can find mutual ground from which to collaborate
  • Take on projects that are a challenge to you- go beyond your comfort zone
  • Be flexible and patient
  • Always keep in mind what it’s like on the other side (i.e., from the grantee perspective)
  • Problem-solve everything
  • Question common practices
  • Be curious
  • Take on something you don’t think you are qualified to do

What’s the secret to your success? Share in the comments!

Nikki Powell

Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking's communications and practices director. You can find her on Twitter @nikkiwpowell.