Monday, November 24, 2008

Job Security, Part One

This past fall I wrote three grant proposals. Two of them weren't huge requests, but I asked more dollars from the funding organizations than we'd requested in the past. I also submitted a proposal for, by far, the largest grant request we've made.

This is the first year that the grant writing has been left entirely to me. I do ask for input and for another pair of eyes to proof read, but these are MY projects.

Last week I was notified that all three grants were approved. All three grants were approved for the full amount requested. The really big grant? Came from an organization that received $21 million dollars in requests the cycle, of which they funded $7 million.

So yeah, I'm a rock star. At least for a few more days.

7 comments:

Swirl Girl said...

Too bad you don't work on commission.

But good job !!

jenontheedge said...

That's awesome! Great job!!!

Holly (me.) said...

Whoo-Hoo!!!

Ruth Wahtera said...

Isn't that a wonderful feeling, bringing money to an organization that can make a difference in people's lives? Congratulations on a job well done in a tough environment!

Madame Queen said...

That's fantastic!! Yay, you!

I'm still waiting to hear about my big one. No news is good news, right?

Ree said...

You Go Girl! Gawd, that must feel awesome.

Shelley said...

Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. And job security is awesome. :)