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Avoid Adjectives Chronology of the Grant Writing Process 1. Research good match potential funders. You'll do your research through your regional funding library and the Internet, remembering to cross-reference your search as often as possible. 2. The Initial Information Request Calls and or research (RIS sheet step) Telephone communications are the first way they will get to know who you are, how you work, what your plans are, and what support you need. But before you get to any of that, you will need more information from the potential funders than you have found at the regional funding library or on the Internet. So let's take a look at some of the preparatory phone calls you might be making before you introduce your organization's efforts. Unless the application guidelines and annual reports are available at the regional funding library or on the Internet, you will need to call the potential funder to request these documents. Most funders have recorded messages that will direct you where to leave your contact information. But on occasion, you may reach an actual person! Don't get carried away if you do—this usually isn't the time to introduce yourself and your organization. If the opportunity arises, be prepared for it. But don't count on it coming this early in the process. Simply follow their directions to request application guidelines or an annual report. Generally speaking, you should receive the materials in one to two days. The under will fully expect you to study them to determine whether your proposed program is a good match for their efforts. If it is, then you may call and ask them to verify and clarify the application process. So, before you make even that preparatory phone call, do as much homework as you possibly can. First, be sure to give some thought to the time you will make the phone call. You'll need to give yourself sufficient uninterrupted time in order to make the most of this initial
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conversation. Take into consideration cross-country time zones, and avoid calling during lunch hour. Second, be prepared to reach voice mail or an answering machine. Leave a friendly message, and be sure to let them know what's the best day and time to reach you. Also, ask them when the best date and time to reach them would be. And third, it's very important to log your phone calls and record your notes in the RIS form's Contact History area. You'll want to keep the answers to your questions organized for easy reference. Step 3: The materials you need handy Before you make any information request calls, make sure you have the following items handy for easy reference: The correct contact name and title of your program officer or appropriate staff member. A complete copy of your RIS form, along with the funder's highlighted
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course PUBLIC ADM 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UNF.

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