Who are you? Paint a picture of your organization Mission Statement Board of Directors Organizational Staff General Operating Budget Constituent Demographics
What do you want? Build your proposal framework Statement of Need/Problem Statement Program Description Activities and Delivery Strategy Project Staff Project Budget
How will you succeed? Measure your program outcomes Select metrics that will best demonstrate your success Structure reasonable timelines *KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Does it all make sense? Tighten up your message Review proposal with key staff and board Review proposals of previously funded organizations Compare program goals to foundation requirements Align your budget to ensure sufficient funding
Is the project complete? Package it properly Review guidelines closely – particularly deadlines E-mail or Fed Ex? Ensure all requested documents are enclosed or attached Request a return receipt