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Hallmarks of Effective Grant Writing
Part 4: Write to Persuade

A grant proposal must not only inform but also inspire. It’s up to the writer of a proposal to persuade the reader that a project or organization rises above the competition and is worthy of funding. Persuasive grant writing begins with remembering that you are writing for a reader: a real person who can be…

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Hallmarks of Effective Grant Writing
Part 2: Be Clear

Under pressure to get past all the hurdles of preparing a grant proposal, what can sometimes fall short is the grant writer’s most important job of all: communicating ideas clearly. It’s frustrating to struggle through unclear writing. Consider the times you’ve had to go back a page when confused by what you’re reading. This is not…

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Hallmarks of Effective Grant Writing
Part 1: Tailoring the Proposal

There’s a saying in the world of grant seeking: “If you’ve met one funder, you’ve met one funder.” Part of what makes grant seeking challenging is that every funder wants something different. The essence of what they want is the same—what do you propose to do, what difference will it make, and where do we, the…

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