Collaboration is one of the keys to success in business. Collaboration is key to a winning sports team. In fact, collaboration can be the key to success in all aspects of life. Collaboration is also the key to creating the successful grant writing team. Teamwork and collaboration go hand-in-hand.
Collaboration means that your team will be there during the grant development process and many times will be part of the implementation group to manage the program once it is funded. A long-term goal of collaboration is to develop a sustainable program into the future by building on success. Collaborative work brings out the positive aspects of your grant development team, each individual and agency brings something special to the table. Building on the strength of each team member or agency partner makes sense. By using a collaborative approach you can create the grant writing “dream” team.
The following quotes and narrative focus on the concept that collaboration is the key to success in all aspects of life and in concept in all aspects of the grant development process. That process includes researching potential grants, creating the grant development team, writing the grant and providing grand management once funding is secured. Use your team to make the process fun, practical and successful.
As can be seen from the wide range of great philosophers, great coaches, great people and even nature agree that the team, the group is bigger and better then one individual alone. After you read these quotes, take these collaborative words to heart and research, write and succeed together.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. “—Henry Ford
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. —Isaac Newton
“I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.” —Golda Meir
“The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.” —Thomas Stallkamp
“Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.” —Casey Stengel
“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” —Napoleon HillBottom of Form
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”—Phil Jackson
“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” —Vince Lombardi
“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” —Charles Darwin