Grantwriting Tip #2

Grantwriting Tip #2:  Use the same terms in your proposal that the funder uses in his published guidelines.  The funder is telling you what he wants to hear.  Find the right words to describe the project.  And don’t ask for what the funder doesn’t fund – if the funder says he doesn’t fund “operating”, don’t use the term “operating” for staff time.  Try the words “project management” instead.