Successful grant proposals contain common elements:

  • Grant funders bequeath money based on what matters to them, not what matters to you
  • Follow all the rules and guidelines spelled out by the grant giver
  • Be sure your proposal is well organized, well written and is making a reasonable fund request
  • Winning an award is just the beginning--be sure to follow through on the grant contact: track finances carefully; provide necessary reports; meet all deadlines