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June 2007Vol. 8, No. 5Guide to Successful Proposal Writing

The Foundation Center offers detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals in the newly released fifth edition of its publication, Guide to Proposal Writing. The Guide outlines the entire proposal-writing process, including preproposal planning and components of the proposal, and offers guidance from grantmakers.

Excerpts from successful grant proposals are inserted throughout the Guide, and a complete model proposal is included in the appendix. An updated bibliography features selected resources on proposal development, including web and print sources. A new chapter focuses on crafting an effective evaluation component, addressing the heightened interest in outcome-based assessment of funded projects.

The Guide to Proposal Writing is available for purchase from the Foundation Center.