How To Make Your Grant Proposals Awesome?

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Editorial Board
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Publish Date:
February 19, 2016

 

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How To Start?

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Let’s get started!

  • Organize your data completely before starting to write the grant proposal.
  • Study the criteria of the funding party and your own objectives concerning the funds.
  • Catch the funding party’s attention at once with the perfect cover letter. Summarize your aims and objectives upon it and do not repeat but put down a comprehensible summary.
  • Eye catching letterhead is important too. Make sure that it is comprised of something visually interesting and depicts the problems addressed by your nonprofit organization.

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Define Your Need

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Make sure to get this right!

  • Need statement is very important. Which outlines what you are doing and why and what do you need to continue it.
  • The project title should be catchy, short, so it is easy to remember and easy enough to slip off somebody’s tongue.

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Precision And Comprehension

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Nail this precisely!

  • Put forward a clear and precise aim in a target line. Do not go overboard or exaggerate just write something concise as to show clarity.
  • Clearly outline the focus of your proposal so it is fully comprehensible.

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Address The Problem

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Add Drama!

  • Start with a dramatic effect regarding the social problem being addressed.
  • Write in a very precise manner the causes of the causes with impactful words as to catch the attention of a person just right.
  • Reasons outlining why you’re addressing that particular problem are very important too.

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Ratios And Statistics

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Numbers can turn the tables for you!

  • Describe the process and your outreach in a clear manner. This is utterly important because it tells the other person how organized you are and how dedicated.
  • Get ratios and statistics of the problem in different areas and provide these for detailed study as to immerse the other person into your proposal.
  • A model of your program has to be laid out in a clear manner so to explain how you work.
  • Get ratios and statistics for the different outreach models you have planned so that the other person gets an idea of how successful it

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Describe Your Organization

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Flaunt Why you Are The Best!

  • Pen down your Organizational background, also about your team members and supports, history and mission.
  • Describe what is different about you and what makes you special and worthy in a very subtle manner.
  • Give a proper account of your work to date.
  • Letters of support are the best thing you can add to your grant proposal, which shows your success and popularity and hard work.

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Don’t Forget These!

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Some very common mistakes to avoid!

  • A diverse funding plan as to show that you have a brain and you work hard for your funds.
  • Immerse the other person into real life stories about humans you have helped or the people you wish to help.
  • Do not exaggerate or write long essays
  • Phrasing is very important. Try to not use too many similar words.
  • Explain how much you understand the funding party.
  • Create a volunteer section to show outreach and awareness to the living masses.
  • Visual aids are important also, which may be included as per need.

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Final Steps

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Crosscheck everything!

  • Check in the end that if it is a clear and concise proposal or not.
  • Try to have it set in the Organized the traditional order so the funder knows you know what you’re doing.
  • Use a checklist so as to no forget anything.
  • Proofread and have someone else proofread for a positive result.




 
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