THE METHODS AN ORGANIZATION USES to reach its objectives are the focus of this step. Grantseekers look at the elements of the methods component of a proposal and learn how to use a time line to more easily see what will happen. Using a worksheet and examples, organizations can write their methods for the objectives developed in Step Four.
The problem statement is clearly articulated, and the goals and objectives are set. The methods component of the proposal systematically walks funders through the strategies the organization proposes to carry out in order to accomplish its objectives. Methods answer this key question: how will an organization actually accomplish its work?