This free, online course from the Foundation Center offers advice on proposal writing from developing background expertise to tips for individual parts of the grant proposal.
This free, online course from the Foundation Center 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.
Free audio book from the Foundation Center available for listening online or for downloading to listen at your convenience.
GrantProposal.com is a site devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.
An interview from the Chronicle of Philanthropy with experience program officers listing common mistakes. Advice includes following directions, getting the background on funders, emphasizing scale and impact, and triple checking calculations.
A former program officer from the Department of Education offers a succinct list of advice for grant seekers. Tips are divided into “Before Writing” and “While Writing.”
A comprehensive and step-by-step guide to developing a proposal by Barbara Davis, a non profit management consultant. The advice is from an article in the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Guide to Minnesota Grantmakers.
The Center for Research on Learning & Technology at Indiana University provides a concise list of common mistakes while writing proposals.
The EPA offers general information and guidance for applicants to assist them in applying for funding opportunities at EPA.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting evaluates hundreds of proposals each year for a variety of programming and consulting projects. This publication is an easy guide to the basic elements of grant proposal writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process.
Many NIH Institutes put out guides and tip sheets on their Web sites. These guides can be useful resources.
Some candid suggestions for applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions.
A National Science Foundation publication, A Guide for Proposal Writing
This common application form, developed by the National Network of Grantmakers, helps save time and effort in the grant application process. It can also be helpful in organizing your ideas when beginning a project proposal.