Writing proposals for funding is one of the most crucial aspects of any NGO. Proposals are important for any organization, as they decide the success or failure of an organization.
No matter how big or small your organization is you cannot get away from writing a project proposal. As an NGO staff, you might be aware that the primary purpose of a project proposal is to convince the donor agency to fund your project.
It is thus important for you to write a proposal that is innovative, practical, and methodological. Your proposal should look at solving an important socio-developmental issue and at the same time should be appealing to the donor.
The purpose of this guide is to help NGOs in developing a master proposal template that can be used for developing proposals that can convince donors to fund their respective projects.
To start with lets us first understand what is a project proposal? A project proposal is a document that presents a logical process of solving a problem. It provides a detailed description of the problem, the intended plan of actions towards tackling the problem, and the budgetary requirement for implementing the same. This document is then submitted to the donor in anticipation of funds so that you can continue your efforts. A funding proposal forms the basis of your relationship with the donor and therefore should be developed with utmost care and diligence.
A hastily written proposal will create an impression that you are not a serious contender and would reduce the possibility of getting funded. On the other hand, if you plan the entire process of proposal development, not only your chances of getting the desired resources to increase, you will lay down the foundation of a strong relationship with the donor.