If you are responsible for the grants program for an organization, you may find that you simply do not have the time to submit as many grant requests as your organization wants, needs, and deserves! It can be frustrating, especially when a great opportunity comes along or when you have a special project that would attract grant support. It sometimes takes a village for effective grantseeking, so one way to accomplish this is to build a grants team.
The Recruitment Process
In order to build a grants team that will actually develop winning grant proposals, you need to undertake some targeted recruitment. You are looking for volunteers or staff that have specific knowledge and skills. That means you are going to be selective. Here are some general roles that team members often fill.