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Title: Writing a Winning Proposal


1
Writing a Winning Proposal
  • Cheryl Killam
  • CAKillam Consultants
  • Let Us Help You Grant it Your Way

2
Read the grant application.
  • Read the application more than once
  • Be sure your type of organization is allowed to
    apply for this grant.
  • Every grant application has specific
    Qualification Criteria and Exemptions.
  • Brownfields criteria No responsible party, may
    pose a threat to public health or the environment
    and the results will benefit the public.

3
Call the Grant Funder.
  • Different types of projects are sponsored by the
    government agencies, private corporations and
    charitable foundations.
  • Talk to them about your project and ask if it is
    something they will fund.
  • You may learn about another funding source

4
Research all the information required by the
grant application.
  • Excellent data collection and data analysis helps
    provide accurate statistics.
  • Research the Funding source thoroughly
  • Know the Organization applying inside-out
  • Research supporting information demographics of
    community, needs of the community, benefits to
    the community, partnerships, future plans and
    goals
  • Research websites, newspapers and meeting minutes
    for articles of support

5
You must really know your subject matter
thoroughly
  • To write a winning proposal you must be
    passionate about your project.
  • Be the subject matter expert on the project
  • Build credibility
  • Show sustainability
  • Write a compelling story of necessity

6
Build strong working relationships.
  • Get to know the organization applying
  • Get to know the providers of the funds
  • Get to know all of the Local Regional,
    Non-Profit Professional organizations
  • Get to know All of the supporters of your project
  • A Strong Relationship is a powerful tool

7
Establish an Accurate Budget
  • Create a first draft identifying all of the known
    and unknown expenses.
  • Work with the municipality or organization
    applying for the grant
  • Must be able to justify the financial need.
  • Budget should be able to complete the project.
  • Be accurate because follow up reports will be
    required.

8
Follow the Instructions!
  • Make the proposal as balanced and informative as
    possible.
  • Answer every question directly and clearly.
  • Make the proposal easy to read and easy to find
    the answers.
  • Put the information in the correct sections even
    it if means repeating information

9
Points Scoring System
  • 5 Ws Who, What, Why, When and Where
  • Pre-determined rating systems
  • Do your own realistic evaluation
  • Know where to put the most powerful information
    in your proposal
  • Pull at their Heart Strings
  • Make them want to fund your project

10
Lets Review
  • Read the Grant Application multiple times
  • Speak to the Grant Funder
  • Research the Data thoroughly
  • Write a Compelling story of necessity
  • Build strong working relationships
  • Establish an accurate Budget
  • Follow the instructions
  • Score High
  • Lets go Write a Winning Proposal
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