Tips for Writing the Organization Background Component

Start with when and why the charity was created. Its mission statement should be front and center in the first or second paragraph. From there, move away from the philosophy of the organization and begin explaining what it does.
This is one of the few sections of a proposal that you can create as a boilerplate and use over and over. You may be required to tweak it here and there to highlight items of special interest to a particular funder. Otherwise, this section is fairly standard for most proposals.
Read the following Sample Organization Background Component. Then, using Worksheet 9.1A, gather the information for this section of your organization’s proposal. Worksheet 9.1B offers ...

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