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Carol Brodie Research & Graduate Studies 209-946-7367 firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Proposal Components Order: finished, writing Rationale for Funding Anticipated Results Plan of Action Evaluation Introduction to the Applicant
Cover letter Summary (Abstract) Introduction Applicant Rationale for Funding Anticipated Results Proposed Plan of Action Evaluation Methods Leveraging Resources Sustainability Budget & Narrative Appendices ◦ IRS Letter 501(c)(3) ◦ List of board members ◦ Audited financials ◦ Institutional Budget ◦ Letters of Support ◦ Quotes for equipment ◦ CVs/Resumes
Rationale for Funding Anticipated Results Plan of Action Evaluation Budget Introduction to Applicant Leveraging Resources Sustainability Summary Cover Letter 1 2 3 4
Problem Statement and/or Statement of Need (Making the case) *Use a common frame of reference, mutual area of interest *Describe an existing condition or situation that needs change, and the effects on people *Be careful in describing people that you will serve *Brief case studies may be helpful
Cautions: *Don’t overstate the problem *Be descriptive, not prescriptive *Don’t concentrate on the actual lack of something, concentrate on the consequences *Avoid negative statements *Remember “so what?” *Avoid circular reasoning
Presentation of the absence of your solution as the problem. Then your solution is offered as the way to solve the problem. For example, "The problem is that we have no senior center in our community. Building a senior center will solve the problem.“ Better:Seniors in our community suffer from a number of problems, including lack of activity, loneliness and depression. The senior center that we propose would provide them with friendship, physical activity, and a sense of purpose.
Be descriptive Use statistics that are clear and that support your argument. Use case studies and stories Quote authorities on your topic. Include names and the sources so the information can be verified. If you collect data from the Internet, be sure the websites you reference are reputable and the links are current.
Standards for Success *Describe the change you want to make or what you want to discover/explore *Quantifiable, measurable (basis for your evaluation section) *Reasonable *Time referenced – long and/or short term?
Describe the tasks that will be accomplished with the resources. Helpful to include a timeline. Describe in detail the activities that will take place in order to achieve desired results. ◦ Make sure your methods are realistic. ◦ Describe WHY you have chosen these activities. ◦ Justify them over all other approaches you could have taken.
List the tasks that will have to be completed to meet the goals of the project. Break these into smaller tasks and lay them out in a schedule over the grant time period. Provides a chance to consider what personnel, materials, and other resources will be needed
*Connect to Results section e.g., Proposed Result #1 Activity #1A Activity #2A Proposed Result #2 Activity #3A Activity #4A etc…. *Connects to Budget section
Job descriptions and resumes Appendices Time dedicated to project Salaries will be in budget Demonstrate ability to conduct activites/relate to target population, and their qualifications
Intentional, planned data gathering during implementation of the grant, followed by analysis & conclusions
Program management Public relations Communication with funders Makes case for continued funding
INTERNAL Familiar with organization Knows decision-making style of organization Present to remind others of results now, and in future May be able to communicate results more frequently and clearly Formatives more often conducted by internal evaluators EXTERNAL Can bring greater credibility, perceived objectivity Typically bring more breadth and depth of expertise Have knowledge of how other similar organizations and programs work Best for summative evaluations
Sponsored Programs can provide boilerplates with Pacific information Institutional Research website Distinguish your organization – quality – credibility ◦ What is your organization? What is its mission? ◦ When/where/why did it start? ◦ Who? staff, collaborators, funders, customers *How successful are you?
Community Support/Endorsement Documented success Willingness to work with other orgs Fiscal Soundness ◦ Audited financial statements