At Effect Measure, Revere takes a break from an all-consuming grant application to discuss how to make reading the proposal easy on the reviewer — which hopefully makes your application more successful. "My goal is always to write the grant in such a way that it writes its own review. You take all the review criteria and you address each one and then make them easy to find.

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