First, the “something old”: what did I already know about writing grants? It’s miserable and soul-sucking and the work of the devil.
And the “something new”? I learned that you should make yourself the ‘Founder and Executive Director’ of something, it doesn’t matter what, in fact, it can be something stupid and just hot air, just as long as you style yourself in that way.
Then make sure you talk about how your mission is to “understand, heal, and grow.”
And that you want to “connect allies.”
Also, wiggle your eyebrows around and look sad and innocent and appealing and angelic.
I mean, I get that these are all well-meaning people, but I’ve always been suspicious when people start spouting off the latest craze-words. Why don’t they notice how unoriginal they are coming across? But they get all the grants, so I guess no one seems to notice. It’s just me that’s annoyed about it.