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Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Grantseeking, Second Edition by Andy Robinson

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Creating Your Proposal, Piece by Piece

I hate the notion that it's just about relationships; the proposal counts for a lot, too. It's important to explain in writing what you're going to do. Because it's a contractual arrangement, you have to describe what's going to happen with the money.

—LOIS DeBACKER, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Keep it short, sweet, and to the point; proposal reviewers often need to read hundreds of proposals throughout the year.

—ELIZABETH WILCOX, SUE HUTCHINSON, and MARGARET SOLLE, Common Counsel Foundation

When it's time to put words on paper or type them onto the computer screen, most of us freeze up. Somewhere back ...

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