In Writing the Narrative Text of Grant (Part II)


Narrative Text of Grant - This Post Continue from In Writing The Narrative Text of Grant .My 12 rules for good grant writing narrative text are as follows (I know it should be a top 10, but life is rarely that simple). There are a variety of subsets of these rules, but I'll stick with the basics here. The following article will address issues such goals and objectives, evaluation and budgeting.

Narrative Text

1. Good writing is good writing: I'm really getting old. I say this because I am often appalled by what passes for quality writing the Narrative Text today. All those things your high school and high school English teachers said that really matters. This is not a text message or tweet. A poorly written application that one reviewer said that this application is not a priority of the organization. Take your time and make sure your application is written in simple language, well punctuated English.

2. Simpler is better: Grant Narrative Text applications are an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of an organization of matter. It is an opportunity for the grant writer to highlight his intelligence. This is not a university research project, a story documented. A good grant application is written in active voice with simple sentence structure (subject, verb, object). Yes, I know it's boring to read a 20 page document, written just for this type of sentence. However, this approach should serve as a default mechanism.

3.The donor does not know anything about your organization: At the federal level, organizations often have little or no relation to the funding organization. The grant writer must ensure that the application provides information that makes the reader feel you have a good grip on your organization. Even when organizations have established a relationship with the program officer or other agency staff, there is no guarantee that it will be the first reader. I personally have seen applications die in the preliminary stage, even when the agency was interested in the application. Federal agencies (and major foundations) are complex organizations with a lot of moving parts.

4. Support your writing, the current data: While addressed this issue in more detail in a previous article, an application does not weaken over the old data. Any organization requesting a grant  narrative text must have their data available and organized. Most grant applications require a successful measurement. Such measurement requires baseline data. The more specific the information, the better. For example, instead of statistics throughout the city offer static neighborhoods and / or target population of the proposed project will serve. Nothing detracts from a grant application as the old data. Some basic sources of data include the census, the city and federal websites, local foundations and the Chamber of Commerce. Command data is very important.

5. Learn best practices in their field (and those mentioned in the application): In the second article in this series, I said that donors are often in search of federal programs replicable. In addition, the RFP often cite research models that are comparable to the PP. It is imperative that the grant application noted that these models and how this approach includes improving or expanding these models. While it is not necessary to agree completely with the proposed model, explain the differences as well.

6. Answering the question: This is the simplest rule, let alone always followed. In short, avoiding the question does not give many points. If there is a weakness or something in your approach, you have to explain it. For example, if you require six coalition partners, but the only organization with five, is not enough to hope that the reviewer can not tell. On one occasion, I had the opportunity to explain that the organization had disappeared in the process of change leaders and could not formally logged. However, said the organization in question had worked with our collaboration in the past and is likely to do so in the future once the new director took office. The sentence brings me to my second point. Once you have answered the question, is perfectly acceptable to highlight or emphasize information if the writer has enough space. (See Rule # 5) -

* Respond to the question of the source of funding does not make your organization happy: Grant applications in large organizations sometimes become an exercise in what I call the "institutional corrections." Like political correctness, we define a process whose purpose is not to hurt the feelings of any person, regardless of the logical outcome. With this in mind an institution create an application that makes everyone in the institution or organization is happy or not the answers are really competitive.
* Hemingway is dead, but tell me a story: the writing of the grant is not purely a creative exercise. While program officials are not jaded, are experienced professionals in their respective fields and not easily surprised. Often, instead of answering the direct question, a writer has a beautiful and emotive image. While writing is often beautiful, empty prose is designed to hide something. A donation of well written persuasive tells a story in a way that encourages the reader to support his proposal was made to mourn for compassion

7. Space-saving signals: It is often difficult to stay within the page boundaries. In particular, when an application tries to communicate well built several basis points more than once. Therefore, consider the use of signals. The signs are simple devices that refer the reader to another place in his narrative. For example, instead of listing a biography of key personnel once, just using a phrase like (see page x for more detailed biography). This can save time and space.

8. Walk me through the process: Often, the programs the organization provides a multi-step service to the user. One way to ensure the reviewer understands he or she is walking through the service process of the narrative. In fact, this is a great exercise to participate in before writing. People often think in terms of the whole picture. A grant narrative text application requires that the nuts and bolts of the process. On this tour (or write through) often shows the strengths and weaknesses of the application and may raise issues not discussed. This part of the process is often overlooked to the detriment of the application.

9. Tell me their words: RFP often have very specific language. This terminology may be different from what the organization used. A well-written RFP will help translate the language of the organization in which the PP. Using the RFP language limits the scope for misunderstanding.

10. Credible and achievable (and measurable): Even Bill Gates acknowledges that it is rare that a scholarship program completely eliminates the problem. In short, the program will not end poverty, youth violence, and truancy (or me taller or thinner). It is important in many aspects an organization has big dreams. However, it is absolutely imperative that we have a clear mission and a focus that is compatible with the data. Subsidies can have a major impact on the community, but we must measure the impact (see Section 4). Therefore, a grant program can reduce absenteeism by 20%, as long as you can demonstates data reduction. A great deal of credibility is the place (and meetings) of reasonable goals and objectives derived from the experience of organizing the data.

11. The narrative text and budget must match: In most applications, the program description and budget (and the narrative that accompanies it) are in different parts of the application. Unfortunately, this disparity often results in no relation with the other. For example, applications complain about the lack of materials and equipment and then apply the narrative or the budget. Another mistake is to apply dollars of staffing are not mentioned in the description of the project. The description of the program should set the table for the budget.

12. Prepare and review draft: Good writing requires several drafts. It is always a good idea to have two people review the story. The first should be an expert in the field, and the second is, ideally, a person with little or no knowledge of the subject. This approach allows both technical accuracy and readability. Both reviewers must understand exactly what the project and why. Finally, it is a good idea to have two reviewers read and edit the same copy. I recommend editing tools from Microsoft. Having several different drafts with corrections of movement can make things confusing if you do not have experience in grant writing. A well-written application tells a compelling story that is supported by the data. It requires strong time management and organizational skills.

In this current era of shrinking budgets more and more organizations are looking to subsidies as a viable source of income. Many people will prepare applications, and many fail because they do not follow the rules, answer questions or your information is difficult for the critic to find. That's all about In Writing The Narrative Text of Grant (Part II)

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