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Improving Our Profession through Ethi...

In this our third Linky Party blog, we’ll discuss the eight competencies of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (the elements upon which the exam for GPC certification are based). Click on the links in this blog for more great information from our esteemed colleagues Jana Jane Hexter, Diane Leonard, Jo Miller, and Mark Whitacre. You […]

Taking the Leap to JustWrite Solution...

I’ve heard it said that a goldfish will grow to a size relative to its surroundings, and that if you move that little fishy to a bigger bowl it will increase in size. As a child, I had a goldfish once and wasn’t the most responsible caretaker (no judgment!) and neglected to clean and refresh […]

Don’t Let the Dog Days Affect y...

Ah, the Dog Days of Summer are upon us. Though this summer in Northwest Ohio has been beautiful, I’m sure we have plenty of hot, humid days ahead of us. I’m not a hot-weather fan, and the very thought of those long, scorching days makes me feel stagnant. We all have down times—perhaps your blah […]

People Give to People, not Proposals

At JustWrite Solutions we frequently chuckle about being “little writer monkeys.” That is to say, as grant writers we’re often at our desks for hours at a time, listening to classic rock and churning out good words in compelling proposals. OK maybe the classic rock part is just me, but this should sound about standard […]

Picture This

As writers we like to think our words alone are enough to engage readers. We’re wrong…or just a bit too confident. Photos engage. They sell. They evoke emotions. Study after study back up these claims. According to Zabisco, “40% of people will respond better to visual information than plain text.” And, according to 3M Corporation, […]

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