Tag: Design Thinking

Beat Procrastination In The New Year With This Simple Technique

From time to time, everyone hits a creativity dry patch. Everyone procrastinates. Whatever the reason, it is hard to get started. It is hard to stay motivated at all times. And indeed,…

One Idea To Rule Them All

I learn, the hard way, that the core design principle for a grant -indeed the golden rule- is that a grant must have one idea and one idea only. The…

Prototype Your Grant In 30 Minutes Or Less

A grant proposal is a product. Its single purpose is to convince people to give you money. Like any other product under the sun, a grant must be designed before it…

Success Is Designed

In my previous post, “The Surest Way to Fail”, I gave a post-Morten for two unsuccessful grants I participated on. I drew some lessons, mentioned two simple mitigations steps for avoiding…

Boosting Your Chances

I got the idea of writing this blog when I realised that much of my painfully gained experience crafting grants was, in fact, transferable. I also thought about the time…

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