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Grant Proposals: Best Writing Practices

Grant Season is nearly upon us. Beginning July 1, 2015 we will begin accepting applications. We wanted to share this article with all of you that has some good information about grant writing practices.


by Mathilda Harris

Good writing is a crucial skill, no matter what type of proposal you’re submitting. Clearly communicating your project or research idea is the only way to win a grant, which is why so many organizations hire professional grant writers. However, doing so can be prohibitively expensive for smaller organizations, and there is the added concern that the hired writer will not understand the subject matter well enough to articulate and compose a winning proposal. The best writing practices listing below will help you hone your writing ability and wow the reviewers, without the cost of a grant writer.

Concision

Most RFPs have firm page limits, and keeping within those limits is paramount to winning the grant. Keep an eye out for sentences that stretch beyond three lines, or wor…

Conservation of the Little Plover River

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Conservation of the Little Plover River Fund to its family of funds.
“Distributions from the fund will be used to promote the preservation and conservation of the Little Plover River Area within Portage County for the benefit of the general public.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Community Foundation Announces Grant Applications

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is accepting grant applications for its 2015 Community Grants Program.   Applications will be considered for funding through Foundation family funds, mission funds and donor-advised funds. 
Grant applications are limited to non-profit agencies and organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or established citizen committees wishing to complete a community project for area enhancement.  
The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, religion, sex, or national origin in considering applications and awards grants only to agencies and organizations that likewise do not discriminate.
Preference will be given to projects and programs that: ·Support the Foundation’s goals of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness, and improving the environment. ·Respond to current and emerging needs or gaps of services in Central Wisconsin. ·De…

Point of Discovery School Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes Point of Discovery Fund to its family of funds. 
“Distributions from the fund will be used to support the ongoing operations of the Point of Discovery School, an Expeditionary Learning school, that are not provided for in the Stevens Point Area Public School District budget.  Such items include, but are not limited to, programming for students and staff, equipment and software needs.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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