This forced hiatus from the office is an anxiety-filled nightmare of handwringing and handwashing. “The worries are real, but we can’t get frozen in place,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “We’ve got to discipline ourselves to be productive and prepare to rebound.”
Floersch advises grant professionals to keep their minds and hands busy. In addition to meeting proposal deadlines, keeping up with reporting, and participating in crisis planning, spend time preparing to reboot.
“We don’t know how long this will last,” said Floersch. “But we do know that our constituents and communities need us more than ever. We all have a role to play in crisis management and planning for the future and grant professionals will make a huge contribution.” © Copyright 2020 The Grantsmanship Center.
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