In late March, I published a clip of Grant Writing for Dummies author Dr. Beverly Browning ("Dr. Bev") explaining why the positions of grant writer and grant manager should be separate ("Grant Manager and Grant Writer: Positions in Harmony"). Dr. Bev stated that each position requires a distinct thinking and learning style; removing a grant writer from that creative, "high-win momentum" and putting them on grants management work "only makes them want to not be there anymore." A reader rightly added that the separation of duties is also important for internal controls.
My follow-up question for Dr. Bev is one that she is familiar with: What if my organization cannot afford to have both a grant writer and a grant manager? She answers in the 37 seconds below: