You can be a successful grant proposal writer if you follow three rather simple steps. First, you need a good idea. Second, you locate a source that has already funded similar ideas. Third, you design, craft and develop your idea into a wellwritten statement. Notice the emphasis is on well written. Successful grant-writers are those persons who carefully prepare their proposals. It is a very timeconsuming task, but that effort will reap rewards. And now that we have the basic rudiments established, how do you go about this process in a systematic and business-like manner?