Without direct project funding, most charitable organizations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other non-profit organization would never be able to accomplish their goals and meet their mandates. Clear, thorough and targeted project proposal writing is essential and key to their continued success.
Writing a project proposal is a complex and involved process like other proposal writing, however, it is more critical because non-profit organizations rely on funding to keep their doors open, as well as ensure sustainability of their programs and special projects. Therefore, mastering the art of writing a proposal for a project requires a unified approach to project management.
A project proposal is a detailed description of a series of activities aimed at addressing a certain problem, and is a way of presenting the project to world. In writing project proposals, from our experience, for it to be effective it has to answer the following 10 questions:
- How will this project solve the problem, or meet a need?
- What is the proposed solution?
- What will be the goal of this project?
- What are the product (or service) requirements?
- Is this project aligned with the organization’s mission, goals and strategies?
- What is the overall scope of the work required for this project?
- What obstacles and risks will this project face?
- What is the timeline for the project?
- How much will this project cost?
- What resources will the project require?
The project proposal writing has to make a structured in a certain way paper, and it must also have specific sections that answer the 10 questions to ensure that the finished product does an excellent job of selling your project, to secure the required funding. The answers to the 10 questions fall under the following sections:
- Needs Assessment
- Evaluation Plan
The way we frame your responses to the 10 question, and present them under their respective sections is what will set you apart from other organizations seeking funding for their projects. We will also offer advice on desirable elements to add to use in your project proposal writing to give you an additional edge. You can take comfort in knowing that your project proposal is in good hands. Our team of project proposal writers have experience working closely with clients that are NGOs, charitable organizations and other non-profit organizations, who have submitted their proposals to agencies operating at all levels of government, private foundations, philanthropic arms of corporations and other funding sources.