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1 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles County Affiliate Grant Writing Workshop August 1, 2012

2  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.

3 Does the potential funding fit your organization and its goals? Does your project fit the goals and requirements of the potential funder?

4  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?

5  Purpose  Activities  Resources and budget  Proposed deliverables and outcomes

6 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


8  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

9 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

10 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

11  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




15  Specific  Measurable  Achievable  Relevant  Time-bound

16 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%]

17 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

18 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


20  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.


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