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

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LESSON 15

Front and Back: The Cover Page or Cover Letter, the Abstract, the Table of Contents, and the Appendix

OPENING REMARKS

When I was a beginning grant writer, I focused only on the parts of a grant proposal that were worth a specified number of points—the items I viewed as questions that called for good answers to get the best possible score. Materials such as the cover letter, abstract, table of contents, and appendix received the shortest shrift—until the first time I actually looked back at a copy of a proposal that I had submitted to the federal government for many millions of dollars. The abstract—the very first impression the funder was getting of my organization (and me)—was a mess. There were grammatical errors. The whole abstract ...

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