Convener, communicator, facilitator, researcher, writer - these attributes make it possible to visualize the craft of those who make going after resources in their nonprofits their business. Two things: 1) makes a mockery of the term grantwriter (when I write the word in this post, it gets red underlined; right click on it, the alternative offered is "rant writer," and the mind boggles a bit. Anyway, do you want to write one or get one? 2) and this skill set works well beyond a singular focus on grants, as this should be in these times of fierce competition. Think about it.