Saturday, January 09, 2010

Use the right verb

When writing grant proposals or other fund-raising documents, make sure you use appropriate verbs.

  • Stress that you're not asking for money because your organization has needs but because your organization meets needs.
  • Avoid words such as might, if, and could. Instead, use the word will.

Incorporate these tips to increase your chances of getting funded.


Shirazi said...

That comes from a writer. So true!

Alina Popescu said...

Deb, I believe all such proposals should breathe confidence. Those reading it have to feel you believe in every word you write. So using might and could will certainly fail to accomplish that goal!

Of course, you can worry about using the right words only if what you propose is actually good :)

Anonymous said...

Good hints, my dear friend.

Rose said...

Deb I miss you.