Submitting a Proposal

Greetings from GrantLessons we have 53 followers. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been focusing on the writing of our first proposal. We are ready to submit our proposal. Now is when we sit back for a few minutes and why we want to complete the proposal well before the deadline. First, go back and reread the requirements of the funder. Now, look at your proposal and determine that you have included everything that the funder requested. The writer needs to use an active voice in their writing. A passive voice signals sloppy or lazy thinking. The writer must examine their writing to make sure they are not saying the same thing twice or being redundant. Lastly, it is important to have one of your fellow grant committee members read your proposal looking for grammar and spelling errors.

The writer will submit the proposal either by paper or online. The requirements are different. In submitting a paper proposal, it is important to make sure the required documents arrive at their destination. The submitter should send the package with a post office confirmation form. The submitter who completes their proposal online will eventually hit the submit button and generally will receive confirmation by email that the proposal has been submitted. The submitter needs to complete the grants committee requirements for their files. It is important to place the folder in the filing cabinet and place an electronic copy of the file into Dropbox so that the Treasurer and others can find the documentation.

At our local chapter, we are working at completing our GuideStar profile. Two members from our Grants Committee determined working on gathering the information and entering the data together would make the process go faster. Additionally, the members provide a double check to make sure that the members enter the information correctly. GuideStar has completed YouTube videos to help the learner in the process. The following link provides a 36 minute video on the process and is worth watching if you want more detail about completing your chapter’s GuideStar profile . We expect it will take a few more weeks before we have the time and information to finish our profile.

Catch me when you can and I will catch up with you soon. Sandie


One thought on “Submitting a Proposal

  1. Sandie!

    It is great you have a team to write the Grants at your chapter. What a great way to learn. See you next week. I’ll get there close to 0 hour. I wonder which room we will meet in. K.

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