Proposed Project Package

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View Full Document Right Arrow Icon The Gold Medal Proposal Package The Gold Medal Proposal Package is the top-of-the-line proposal. It's the most complete and thorough, and it's the one most likely to gain the most support. Here's my own special way of breaking down the different proposal packages. I've designed it to help you remember it for years to come: Proposal Name Length</B< font> Support Level Gold Medal 20 to 40 pages $100,000 to $1,000,000 Silver Medal 10 to 20 pages $10,000 to $99,999 Bronze Medal 6 to 12 pages $5,000 to $9,999 Brass Medal 6 to 8 pages Under $5,000 What they need to do is implement the Rollover Concept, which is at the heart of the A to Z Grant Writing system. Think the big ones first and then the smaller ones. The Rollover Concept If you will start with the most complete proposal package, the 20- to 40-page package, you'll find it much easier to trim down information for smaller proposals than have to round up information to add to larger ones. Also, with all of your elements in place, you'll have a much greater chance of success. With your template finished, you can then make a copy of it in your computer and start to edit it according to each specific funder's application guidelines and your particular support needs. For example, if all you're seeking in support is $8,000, then the Bronze Medal Proposal Package is what you need to write—only six to 12 pages. So you'll rewrite and edit the relevant paragraphs from the Gold Medal Proposal Package, and before you know it, you're done! By using this method again and again, you'll organize and streamline your efforts to create multiple successful proposals each year and save yourself a lot of headaches and bleary eyes. However—and I want to make this very clear—you won't simply be cutting and pasting the items from your Gold Medal template as you roll them over into various other proposals. This is not meant to be a canned approach. Rather, you'll want to target the template material to each specific funder. Every proposal package should be focused, personalized, tailored, and customized for each and every potential funding source. Strategizing each request is vital for success! ***Keep in mind that, as a general rule, the larger the grant, the more documents the funder will request. Of course, we will get all of them ready for the Gold Medal template. If the funder doesn't specify a page length, be sure to follow the general rules we outlined in our last lesson and make the letter of inquiry between two and three pages and the letter of request between three and five pages
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1) Your Organization History and Background You'll write the majority of the organization and project documents once and then update them each year. As you write this paragraph, you'll want to answer questions like the following:
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course PUBLIC ADM EDA 6930 taught by Professor Morris during the Summer '09 term at UNF.

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