Image via WikipediaIf you've ever wondered, as you reviewed the comments and scoring on a grant application that got rejected, did this person even read what I wrote? then here's something for you to consider. Try being a reviewer yourself.
Don Griesmann recently published some resources for people interested in becoming a grant reviewer. Federal reviewers even get a small stipend.
I've never done any grant reviews, but as I've written before, it's an interesting way to learn about grant writing. I may do it yet.
If you'd like to learn more about becoming a reviewer, here's the link:
Don Griesmann's Nonprofit Blog: Federal Grant Application Reviewers Needed – W/Stipend #2
As a grant writer, you are probably a regular reader of Don Griesmann's blog and his weekly list of grants. If you don't subscribe, do it now. Don provides wonderful information to the nonprofit field on a purely voluntary basis. We all owe him a debt of gratitude.