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The Insider's Guide to Grantmaking: How Foundations Find, Fund, and Manage Effective Programs by Joel J. Orosz

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The Integrated Action Plan: One Model

There is no best model for working on an IAP. You can work with a variety of formats, and different initiatives will require different formats. The following model is presented as one illustration of how you can organize an IAP.

1.  Program or executive summary. Because IAPs tend to be long documents, it is helpful to start them with a brief (one- to three-page) summary of the initiative. It should concisely explain the goals of the initiative, the actions that will be taken to achieve the goals, and the expected outcomes. It is usually easier to write this section later, after you have written the other sections in greater detail.

2.  Background or context. Every initiative exists in a context. This section ...

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