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Proposal Writing Short Course [The Foundation Center] Describes how to prepare of the various components of a funding proposal, and includes planning, research, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.
Proposal Budgeting Basics [The Foundation Center] This online course is designed to help with the basics of developing a project budget, and it is geared for those who have general knowledge of proposal development. (Beginners might want to take the Proposal Writing Short Course.) When you complete this course, you will know:

* The basic components of a project budget
* Different types of financial documents often required for proposals
* How overhead costs and fringe benefits may be incorporated within the budget
* How to access resources on the Web, which provide templates of project bud
gets

Non-Profit Guides - Grant Writing Tools

Their 10-Point Grant Writing Guide is designed to help you win grant funds for your organization. Site also includes sample budget, inquiry letter, and applications.
NY & NJ Common Area Application Form
A four-page format accepted by over 60 funders which helps streamline the grant application process. New York Regional Association of Grantmakers has developed this form to assist in the often time-consuming grant preparation process. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or a comparable PDF reader to access this form.)
Grant Proposal.com
A site devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.
Grant Writing Tips from School Grants  
U.S. Census Bureau
The collector and provider of data about the people and economy of the United States.

 

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