The search for a more productive workday has led to many misconceptions about productivity, and it’s a lot more than checking tasks off your to-do list. Truly productive people aren’t focused on doing more things; this is the opposite of productivity. If you want to be effective, you’ve got to do fewer things.
With both grant writing and fundraising, you need to do research, pursue leads, prepare talking points, evaluate opportunities, and cultivate relationships. The essence of both practices is the same. What is different is focus and context.