Proposal Budgeting Basics
Budget - a financial plan or projection for the income and expense of a
particular organization as a whole (operating budget) or a particular
program/project (program/project budget) for a specific time period (one
Problem Statement / Needs Statement / Purpose
Answers the Question - WHY
A compelling rationale - making your case
Lays out the reason for the proposal
Thorough understanding of the problems/issues
Importance of the problems/issues
Proposal Idea Four Considerations
Function of the Program or Project
Standard categories include:
Problem Analysis: Exercise
"Mapping the Problem"
To be successful in planning and researching the problem you have
identified, the grantseeker must have access to information, know where to
find the information (Sources) and craft Strategies in response.
The Secret is there is no Secret.
Success Requires: Time, Hard Work and Persistence
There are numerous tools available to help you with your search, but you must prioritize
Three steps to the Research process:
Why Corporations Support Nonprofits
Marketing and Public Relations
Why Corporations Do Not Support Nonprofits
Business Strategy Conflicts
How-to(s) and Nuts and Bolts section
Methods / Activities / Tasks / Steps / Strategies
Steps to achieve desired results
For each objective, a specific plan of action should be laid
Delineate a sequence of justifiable activities
Key Principles of Nonprofit Fundraising
Since 90% of all private donations come from individuals, a
number of key principles relate to individual donors; people
give to other people - establishing a relationship with the
donor is key.
People give becaus
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
The Letter of Inquiry (LOI) describes your project or program and asks for
permission to submit a grant request.
It is becoming increasingly common for foundations and corporations to
request a letter of inquiry (LOI) as the first
Proposal Writing Requires a strategic perspective.
be placed in the context of organizational and policy planning.
A proposal is a positive response to an unmet need.
Bridge between resources and problems to solved.
Positive model for long-term impro