Product Description: Nine out of ten grant proposals are rejected. Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones-that have the potential to be funded. This book stands out from other traditional grant writing books because it illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes from foundation program officers and funding community insiders taken from an international survey of foundation professionals.
Demonstrating the fit: making first and lasting impressions -- Disorganized proposals : bringing order to the chaos -- The case of the missing needs statement : honing the heart of the proposal -- Too much of a good thing : taming the statistician -- Evaluation : making sure the proposal measures up -- Budgets : telling your story in dollars and cents -- Proposal length : the long and short of it -- Split personality : what happens when theres more than one writer -- Florid writing : when proposals go over the top -- The "mystery" proposal : making sense of nonsense -- The perfect package