grant proposal

Guides to Writing Preliminary and Full Proposals

Non-Profit Guides, a site run by SeaCoast Web Design, offers several helpful guidelines to help non-profits create both a preliminary proposal (or letter of inquiry) and a full proposal. Also included are several sample requests-for-proposals or RFPs, which illustrate more precisely what a private or public foundation looks for in a proposal.

3 Steps to Grant Writing

Outlines grant writing in three steps: 1) needs assessment, 2) targeting a funding source, 3) writing the proposal.

Step 1: Perform a Needs Assessment

A Needs Assessment is a perfect way to figure out that real needs of your organization.  Discuss the pressing needs of your organization with your project planning/development team.  After you have decided what need external funding could address, then gather the data you need to make a compelling grant proposal.

The following questions can be helpful in this process:

Approaches to Grant Writing

Approaches to Grant Writing

By Bruce Steele, North Dakota State University

Elements of a Good Grant Proposal

Elements of a Good Grant Proposal

The Director of Pittsburgh's Avalon Public Library explains how to put together an effective grant proposal.

By Susan McClellan

How to Write a Grant Proposal

Contrary to what the emails that fill your inbox and the guy in the funny suit on late night TV may say, true grants are very difficult to find. But finding the right grant is only the first step in the process. The second part, properly completing the grant application, is where most grant seekers fail. Whether it's for a business or organization, writing a grant proposal is a skill that must be learned.

Position Yourself to Write a Superior Technology Proposal

Position Yourself to Write a Superior Technology Proposal

A good case statement will strengthen your proposals

By: Marc Osten, Susan Myrland, and Katrin Verclas

August 15, 2003

Beyond the Case Statement: Your Grant Proposal

Beyond the Case Statement: Your Grant Proposal

Address training, support, and evaluation

By: Marc Osten, Susan Myrland, and Katrin Verclas

August 22, 2003

Tips for Highly Effective Fundraising

Tips for Highly Effective Fundraising

CompuMentor's International Fundraising Developer shares her secrets

By: Jody Mahoney

 

February 24, 2006

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