ERIC Number: ED279232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Writing Winning Proposals.
Gooch, Judith Mirick
Guidelines for proposal writers who are seeking foundation or corporate support for colleges or schools cover: conducting effective research; deciding on the contents and its organization; designing a budget that reflects what the project will cost, how the costs will be covered, and how much is being requested; deciding on the format, writing effectively, and preparing the finished project; and following up after the proposal is mailed. The most important element in a proposal is acknowledgement of the fit between the school's needs and the interests of the corporation or foundation. Potential grant makers will likely want information on: the college's problem and proposed solution; why the college is qualified to do it; what is needed (time, money, people); how success will be measured; and why the particular corporation/foundation should fund the project at the school. In addition to covering in detail specifics of writing the proposal, labor-saving devices, such as the dictaphone and computer, are addressed. Four sample budgets, an annotated bibilography, and list of four resource organizations are additional resources. (SW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Budgets, Corporate Support, Fund Raising, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Needs Assessment, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Program Costs, Proposal Writing, School Business Relationship, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.