Unwritten grant management rule #6. Sing their praises whenever you can. If your grant program is really successful, you need to crush it with your communications plan: Promote the hell out of it on social media; contact your local and state officials; and of course, notify all your federal officials—either though professionally made communications materials or Capitol Hill visits (or both). Some people have the attitude that federal grants are taxpayer dollars and we shouldn’t need to thank them for the money. I get that. It’s one approach. Here’s the thing. It’s not about gushing. You’re simply emphasizing the success of your program and the benefits of your partnership with the federal funding agency.