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Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals, 4th Edition by Tori O'Neal-McElrath

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Step 11

Putting the Package Together

IN THIS STEP GRANTSEEKERS LEARN the importance of presenting their proposal with a clear but brief cover letter, in addition to the attachments that funders may require for inclusion. This step takes on a particular significance in light of the seismic shift in the funding world from paper grant submissions to online submissions via email and online portals for grant submissions.

Purpose and Content of the Cover Letter

First, it should be clarified that in this time of grantseeking, a cover letter is more likely to take the form of an email because, as is being referenced in several places throughout this workbook, many proposals are likely to be submitted electronically. Organizations need to craft a brief, ...

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