Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ideas that work

idea iconGrant Proposal Database

One of the most challenging aspects of grant writing is the myriad of ways foundations want you to present your information. One place may ask you for a 500 word mission statement, while another may want you to give your mission in 100 words or less. Writing new text for each new proposal you submit takes time, something that few active volunteers have. And if you’re new to writing grants, an involved application process can be overwhelming.

When I work on a grant application, I pull the information from past proposals I’ve done in addition to using the GrantAid templates. This allows me to copy and paste most of my information without writing new text for each new proposal. If I come across a question I’ve never seen before, it’s still easier to pull the information than to write from a blank slate.

To help you with the grant process, I’ll be posting to the forum some of my recent successful proposals. My goal is to provide you with examples of the different ways grants can be written. Check out the proposals I’ve posted on the Idea Hub Forum. I’ll continue to post example proposals in the months to come, but if you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help!


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