FOR WRITING A FUNDING PROPOSAL
Links to Other Proposal Writing Resources
A Proposal Writing Short Course from The Foundation Center. Well organized site that also includes information on topics such as the grantseeking process, non-profit formation & management, and corporate philanthropy.
Writing for Business and Pleasure is a series of articles (originally written for the Minneapolis Star Tribune) by Stephen Wilbers. Included is "Grant proposals: Writing is just part of the process", "Writing with heart improves odds of getting grant", and "Use the Internet for help with writing grant proposals." Well written with lots of good ideas and hints to be successful in preparing a proposal.
Excellent web site from the University of Michigan's Office of the Vice President for
Research. Written by Donald E. Thackrey and entitled Proposal Writer's Guide, it systematically goes through each aspect of the proposal with many good examples and
Proposal Writing: Internet Resources from the Grants Information Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Well organized listing (with links) of Grants and Related Resources maintained by Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, at the Michigan State University Library.
Proposal Development Toolkits & Resources
includes a large variety relevant links from the Office of Research and Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Looking for sources of funds from the U S Government? The Grantsmanship Center has put together two pages of links to just about every conceivable Federal Department and Agency that has funds available. Included are links directly to the agency with specific funding guidelines.
From the National Science Foundation (Division of Undergraduate Education), A Guide for Proposal Writing helps you understand the entire grant-making process. Included are sections describing the proposal, the criteria that will be used for evaluating the proposal, and suggestions for proposal writers. Though geared for their speciifc purposes there are many excellent ideas presented.
SchoolGrants is a website focusing on grant information for public school educators. It includes sections on grant writing tips, grant writing opportunities and fundraising ideas. Of particular interest are the numerous sample proposals that are included.
Prepared by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting based on the many proposals they evaluate each year, Grant Proposal Writing Tips offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process of preparing a proposal. Lots of good suggestions without a lot of words!
A Practical Guide for Writing Proposals provides a brief description of each of the major sections of a proposal and then identifies the major headings that could be used for organizing a proposal - very helpful as a checklist to see if you've included everything in your proposal.
Interested in focusing your proposal on developing a Business Plan? A Business Plan for Writing Grants is a website developed by Lyndsey Morgan that is packed with many very practical ideas on how to move ahead with getting your plan funded and functioning. (Thanks Emma for recommending this link!)