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proposal development

Our Proposal Development Form will help you identify the key issues you need to address when preparing letters of inquiry and proposals.

We have also compiled a collection of resources that can aid you in proposal preparation.

Pen & Paper

Basics of Proposal Budgeting (OSPRA)

CFDA Developing and Writing Grant Proposals

Deborah Kluge, Grantwriting Consultant Resource Page Aesthetics and Technicalities for Grantwriters

Nonprofit Guides Grantwriting Tools

Proposal Writing Tips from the EPA

Web Gems from Miner & Associates

Where Proposals Fail (downloadable PDF)


Free tutorials available from the Foundation Center

These tutorials will introduce you to the world of foundations, proposal writing, and more.

Foundations Today Tutorial
Learn what foundations do, how they are changing, as well as where they fit in the larger philanthropic universe.

Proposal Writing Short Course
(Available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)
Describes how to prepare a funding proposal, including the planning, research, and cultivation of foundation and corporate donors.

Proposal Budgeting Basics
(Available in English and Spanish)
The basics of developing a project budget.