Presentation on theme: "Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles County Affiliate Grant Writing Workshop August 1, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles County Affiliate Grant Writing Workshop August 1, 2012
Review general strategies for assembling a competitive proposal. Develop skills and increase comfort with writing project objectives that are specific, measurable, and achievable. Review ways to design simple, doable methods for measurement and evaluation of project objectives. Begin to demystify the application and review process.
Does the potential funding fit your organization and its goals? Does your project fit the goals and requirements of the potential funder?
Can you meet and work within the requirements of the funder? What do you need to know about the proposal/application requirements before you start? How competitive will your proposal be?
Purpose Activities Resources and budget Proposed deliverables and outcomes
Develop a detailed internal checklist and timeline to: Ensure that you provide ALL required material in the required format Budget the time needed to complete and review all components
Specific and detailed Clear and organized Based on good data and information All narrative sections clearly tie together and describe the same project Demonstrates a link between the need in the community, the proposed activities, and the proposed objectives
Do Put information in the order that the funder requests and respond to every question Plan time to edit and shorten (50% of narrative first drafts are too long) Get an outside reader with a “fresh” eye
Don’t Assume the reader knows anything about the topic Use professional jargon or acronyms without explanation “Cut and paste” old proposals (without carefully editing) Include information that is not relevant to the proposed project
Ensure that the budget is realistic, correct and clearly linked to the proposed activities Include letters of support, if applicable, that are meaningful and unique Provide resumes, job descriptions, sample documents, etc., that are complete, current and congruent with the proposal details
Clearly explain what you propose to achieve What specific activities will you complete ◦ Provide at least 100 mammograms What specific change you will accomplish ◦ Increase knowledge of healthy eating habits among participants [by 50%]
Clearly demonstrate that you achieved what you proposed ◦ Show how many services you provided ◦ Show how many people you served ◦ Show that you served members of your target population ◦ Show that you achieved a change in your target population
Two main strategies Count ◦ Numbers served ◦ Number of activities completed ◦ Information about activities and persons served (e.g. locations or ages) Test the change ◦ Pre and post test ◦ Survey
By December 31, 2012, provide 5 diabetes management workshops each to at least 25 Samoan adults with Type II diabetes. By December 31, 2012, increase the diabetes management knowledge of at least 25 Samoan adults with Type II diabetes [by at least 50%], as demonstrated by pre- and post-test results. By December 31, 2012, improve the diabetes management practices of at least 15 Samoan adults with Type II diabetes, as measured by routine blood testing and higher consumption fruits and vegetables.