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Proposal Tips

Grant Proposal Components -- The Great Grant Whale
Working Outline of Elements Found in Most Proposals
Writing for the Reader Tips
Budget Building Blocks 
Budget Preparation Tips
How to Find Grants

 

Educational Resources

Proposal Writing Short Course— details the steps involved in planning and preparing a proposal and offers tips on proposal writing.
Writing Grants— Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance published by the General Services Administration -- A comprehensive overview of preparation of federal grant application proposals.
Grant writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations— Non-Profit Guides outlines for creating inquiry letters and short proposals to foundation and corporate funding sources, including samples.
Grant Proposal Writing— Comprehensive list of resources on grant writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal— University of Michigan Agriculture and Extension Education's S. Joseph Levine provides detailed writing hints for each major section of a proposal along with examples.
Writing Tips: Organizing a Proposal— James Madison University -- General sample format for a proposal when guidelines aren't specific, including brief descriptions of each section.
Writing a Successful Grant Proposal— The Minnesota Council on Foundations -- A with a comprehensive article on proposal writing from the funding source's perspective.