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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need by Ellen Karsh

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LESSON 9

Developing and Presenting a Winning Program

OPENING REMARKS

I was working with the director of a youth program who wanted a federal grant for educational support for young women. Because he didn’t have time to work on the proposal with me, we met briefly to discuss his plans. Then I constructed what seemed like a responsible program to meet his objectives for the young women as well as the objectives of the funder. But I made some assumptions that we had not discussed directly.

The request for proposals required intensive work with participants, although the grants would be small. I designed a small program addressed to the age group we had agreed on, showed how it would fit into an existing program, and specified that a small number ...

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