A proposal is a structured document with which an NGO puts forward a specific project to a donor for funding consideration. Writing proposals for funding is one of the most crucial aspects for any NGO. No matter how big or small your organization is you cannot get away from writing a project proposal. As an NGO staff, you might be aware that the primary purpose of a project proposal is to convince the donor agency to fund your project. It is thus important for you to write a proposal that is innovative, practical, and methodological. Your proposal should look at solving an important socio-developmental issue and at the same time should be appealing to the donor. There is no single format for all proposals because different donors have different formats and requirements. However, there are some components that should be included in every proposal.
We’ve prepared this ‘Ultimate Checklist for Proposal Writing’ to get you through the process as smoothly as possible and improve your grant application.