Proposal and Grant Writing Certification
Step 1: Resources
Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.
Step 2: Questions
Key Rules of Proposal and Grant Writing
1. Keep it clear and simple.
2. Use credible data.
3. Use real life stories.
4. Be specific.
5. Use language the person reviewing the grant will understand.
Where might you mess up? The funder wants to see the proposal exactly as requested. Some key places proposal writers trip up include:
- Number of copies
- Required attachments
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Step 3: Exercise
This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!
1. A grant proposal should be no more than one p...
2. F... is important when writing a grant proposal.
3. A common mistake is not including a.......... to the grant proposal.
Step 4: Summary
- Grants provide money for organizations and causes
- It could be to continue or expand existing projects, or to repair or replace infrastructure
- A grant proposal is a document written to a particular organization or funding agency with the purpose of persuading the reviewers to provide you with support
- Be clear, simple, and specific
- Use an easy-to-read font
- Be credible and cite specific data
- Use real life stories
- Use language the reviewer will understand
- Length should be appropriate to reader
- Include all required attachments
- Goal that is trying to be achieved
- Name of the project
- Summary and specific activities being completed
- Start and end dates (if applicable)
- How many people and how much they are affected
- How important is the problem you’re trying to solve to others
- How effective will your efforts be
- How you will address any negative impacts
- What is your budget and how will you use the money