Grant writing is an art and a science, requiring both strategic creativity and formulaic precision. It can be likened to being a lawyer on paper: knowing one’s audience, highlighting the strengths and good reputation of a client, presenting a compelling, carefully crafted case, backing it up with evidence and ultimately inspiring a jury (a foundation Board) to reach an important decision. In this case, the decision will impact the future of your organization and the lives of those you seek to reach.
The application of good grantsmanship practices is critical to making your proposal and organization—among hundreds and sometimes thousands of submissions—stand head and shoulders above the rest. This white paper outlines 10 best practices for writing a winning grant proposal.