Dear Ms. Julia Glazer,
I am writing to apply for the position of Grants Manager at AID Atlanta, Inc.
I have over three years of experience preparing requests for grants with corporations, the government and family foundations and I have the ability to help your organization receive the grants it needs to reach your goals. I have the skills to research the different organizations offering grants to learn what type of programs they normally support.
This type of research will help to determine which foundation to approach based on the reason for requesting a grant. It will also uncover the specific guidelines the donor requires you to follow when making requests and the exact information they need before even considering the application.
I possess excellent writing skills with the ability to explain why your organization needs the grant money and to express the urgency of the request. I also have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to meet with the representatives of the foundations to discuss the requests in person. I have a very persuasive nature and the ability to build long-term relationships between your organization and foundations offering grants.
I also understand that in many instances, it takes persistence and possibly even a few years to receive funding from certain foundations or for specific projects. I have the ability to follow through and keep your name out there for when the donors are ready to invest money in the type of programs you have but without being annoying and pushy.
You can reach me for an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.
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