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.