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The Trick to Doubling Your Narrative - Letters of Support!

Last week, I shared my best party tricks on grant writing through two in-person workshops. The first one-day intensive was for community planners from Haines to Denali Borough to Nome as part of the Alaska Planning Association Conference. The second was a two-day course for Tribal Environmental Coordinators hosted by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. We had participation from Kassan on Prince of Wales Island to Bethel to Chickaloon. Between these two workshops, we had representation from almost every corner of the state!

One area I was not expecting so much discussion was on the topic of letters of support. Below is a recap of key takeaways for collecting genuine, inspirational letters of support that can nudge your application ahead of the rest.

Step 1: Develop a Contact List. We provide a spreadsheet template in our online Grant Writing Class, but it’s something you can easily reproduce. Before you host your kick-off meeting, list any and all organizations that benefit...

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