In the second part of this three-part series, Tony Martignetti talks to Dalya Massachi about some key points that you might want to include in your grant proposal, such as encouraging the funder to see your organization as a “solid investment.” Overall, in part two Dalya gives ways for you to make an unforgettable impression on the funder.
To convince a foundation that your charity is worthy of a grant, it helps to look at your project through the eyes of the grant maker.
Foundations are “looking to make a social investment with their money,” says Dalya Massachi, author of Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact. “They’re looking for positive outcomes and a positive return on their investment.”
In the second of a three-part series about the best ways to get grants, Ms. Massachi explains what a proposal should achieve and what elements it should include.
Original article written by Tony Martignetti and posted on the Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 17, 2012.