Wednesday, October 1, 2008
How to Use the SMART Acronym to Create Winning Objectives
Too often, I think potential grant recipients are frightened off from writing a grant simply because they do not know how to create objectives for their grant application. Please...do not let this slow you down. Objectives are easy to create if you apply a simple system to organize your efforts.
One of the most critical pieces of information I like to share in grant writing workshops is the value of using the acronym SMART to create objectives for your grant proposal. The S stands for specific. The M stands for measurable. The A stands for achievable. The R stands for realistic. The T stands for time-bound. Here, you cannot skip a step. Review your objectives to make sure that each one stands up according to this criteria.