The idea that you strengthen internal assets by pursuing the external kind in any of a number of different forms is at the center of the knowledge I want people to take away when we've finished working together, however we do that. (This includes purchasing my book, Functional and Funded, meant to be read over and over to guide your resource development efforts.) This notion rests on my discovery as a trainer and consultant that building funding proposals has the potential to reinforce organizational capacity and that, in turn, creates a fertile environment for developing superior funding proposals. This powerful, virtuous cycle underscores and reinforces the license I take to assert the title of this entry as my very own. Make it yours too.