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.
Charity Village - Grant Seeking An internet-based "on demand learning" course that can be completed in 2 hours. You can take it all at once or in 15 minute bites. (Charity Village is the largest and most popular online learning resource in Canada.) See also the next listing on Proposal Writing.
Charity Village - Proposal Writing Another internet-based "on demand learning" course from Charity Village (see above). Objectives include:
Describe the sections of a typical proposal and what should be contained within each section; Explain why understanding and responding to a potential grantor's interests and guidelines wil lead to greater success;
State the six characteristics of a well-written proposal; Demonstrate how to write memorable objectives; Create a project budget; and Produce a Project evaluation plan.
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 the Michigan State University Library.
Proposal Development Toolkits & Resources is a variety of relevant links from the Office of Tech Transfer - Research & Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Written specifically for public school personnel, A School Grantwriter's Guide To Planning Competitive Proposals is well organized and presented in easy-to-understand language. Each section is organized around a basic question - "What are proposals all about?", "What needs to be fixed?", etc. (Available in .pdf format)
A great set of listings from The Grantsmanship Center, Funding State by State provides information and links to top grantmaking foundations, community foundations, and corporate giving programs - all organized by each individual state.
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.
Non-profit guides are designed to assist established non-profit organizations and entities through the private and public grant writing process. Including is information on a variety of topics including preparing the pre-proposal, writing the cover letter, preparing a budget, etc. Very clear examples are provided throughout.
GrantProposal.com is devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.
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.