The Proposal

  • Judith B. Margolin


As I stated at the outset of this book, far too much attention is, in my opinion, paid to the proposal. Since the most valuable use of any grant seeker’s time is finding the right funding source, I would like to suggest that you view the proposal as a natural outgrowth of the research you have done identifying potential funders and learning as much as possible about funders’ grant-making policies and preferred procedures for application. If you have done this homework thoroughly, your proposal will seem to write itself.


Funding Agency Procedure Section Title Page Future Funding Grant Money 
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Further Reading

  1. Conducting evaluations, Three perspectives. New York: The Foundation Cen­ter, 1980.Google Scholar
  2. The Conference Board. Evaluating new product proposals. New York: 1973.Google Scholar
  3. Conrad, D. L. The grants planner. San Francisco: The Institute for Fund Raising, 1976.Google Scholar
  4. Dermer, J. How to write successful foundation presentations. New York: Public Service Materials Center, 1975.Google Scholar
  5. Hall, M. Developing skills in proposal writing (2nd ed.). Portland, Ore.: Continuing Education Publications, 1977.Google Scholar
  6. Kiritz, N. J. Program planning and proposal writing (expanded version). Los Angeles: The Grantsmanship Center, 1979. Pp. 33–79 (reprint).Google Scholar
  7. Lefferts, R. Getting a grant, How to write successful grant proposals. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1978.Google Scholar
  8. Warm, H. How grant-seekers lower the odds. Foundation News, July/August 1979, pp. 21, 37–39, 43.Google Scholar

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© Judith B. Margolin 1983

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