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Winning Grants: Step by Step, Third Edition by Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Tori O'Neal-McElrath, Mim Carlson

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Purpose of the Organization Background Statement

What are the mission, values, and other distinguishing characteristics of your organization? And why will it be able to do what it is proposing successfully? The organization background component answers these questions and more. This is the section of the proposal where you get to tell funders all about your organization (and brag a little!), which means it can get rather lengthy if you don’t use some restraint. Try to limit this proposal component to no more than three pages. A good organization background statement describes the nonprofit well enough to assure prospective funders that this nonprofit can successfully undertake the proposed program.
Grantmakers may refer to this section as ...

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