The Education Grant Professional’s Must-Have Books

Having a bookshelf of valuable resources (and a pantry of snacks) is vital for a grant professional’s success, and an education grant professional’s success. 

Author Diane Duane once said, “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” Grant writing can be demanding and requires countless books, a lot of time and many potato chips. A bookshelf is one of the most basic pieces of furniture in any grant professional’s office, and one of the most important; it holds invaluable resources written by grant experts to help you do your job.

In the debate of what works and why, there is a wide range of benefits to reading about grant writing best practices, whether directly feeding into improvement through research or, more broadly, gaining understanding and knowledge on grants. As research becomes embedded in your practice, you can gain a range of benefits.

There is no shortage of books on how to write and manage grants.

Get Judy Riffle, Ed.D.’s full list of book suggestions for grant and education grant professionals on

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