Writing the Proposal

Proposal writing is becoming more competitive than ever. If you are going to invest the amount of time it will take to write a winning proposal, you will want to do the best you can.

  • Before you start writing any proposal, read and follow the guidelines clearly.
  • Write a clear and good title that provides a key idea of your project. Avoid "cute" titles or too many words that are not necessary.
  • Write the abstract last as an overview that paints a picture of the project. It will be the first page the reader reads so you want to make a good impression.
  • State the problem and show that the project is definitely needed and should be funded.
  • Include why your organization is the best suited to conduct this project.
  • Describe measurable objectives along with a doable timeline for each activity.

For more detailed tips, go to Proposal Writing Hints at http://www.learnerassociates.net/proposal/hintsone.htm

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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