1. Those who write grants are highly valued by employers and clients.
2. Grants bring money to your community and the causes you believe in.
3. Grant writing helps develop your skills as a writer, a small business person, and/or an administrator.
4. Whether the economy is good or bad, grant writers can easily find work. In fact, when the economy is bad, the need for services increases.
5. Securing grants for important organizations and projects helps you effect positive change in society.
6. Grant writing expands your network of professional and personal associations.
7. You can build your knowledge base of your community: Who's who, who's doing what, what's important, what needs to be done, and how things fit together.
8. Grant writing skills are transferable to private-sector work.
9. Grant writers can write full time for attractive earnings or part time for additional income.
10. Writing a grant exercises both your left and right brain — you can be creative and practical simultaneously.