Converge, May 1999, p. 32
Here are five simple tips from grant-writing experts Cherly Carter-New and James Quick:
- Write a proposal that explains how you and the funder will solve a problem as partners. Explain why the funder should invest in your solution.
- Have a project designed before you write any proposals for it. Make each proposal you write a highly specific and personalized communication to each potential funder.
- Avoid jargon and technospeak. Keep things clear.
- Do background research on grantmakers, and then call and ask them questions on items not covered in their literature.
- Don’t forget to search out regional and local sources of funding.