what exactly is grant writing?

is it just writing letters to try to get money from different organizations?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Grant writing is the formal name for the process of asking for money from the government or a foundation for a nonprofit (and in rare cases an individual) endeavor. It can be a lengthy process. You must follow ALL the guidelines provided by the RFP - Request For Proposal. Key issues in developing a proposal (grant writing), is showing collaboration among multiple agencies, showing how you will continue the program you are funding without the money in the future and showing how you are uniquely meeting the need of a set population. You must also turn in the completed proposals by specific deadlines and attach copies of supporting documents. Grant writing can result in proposals anywhere from 2-3 pages up to 50 or more.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is us ally a lot more involved that just writing letters. The organization that you are applying to issues a set of regulations and you follow them to prepare the grant proposal. Sometimes this results in documents that are hundreds of pages long, other times it is just a letter. It is a lot of involved technical writing, preparing budgets, and filling out forms. It takes months to write some grants.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is an application not a letter. You could compare it to a business proposal. The aim is to convince organisations why they should give you the grant (Money)

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