How to Develop a Grant Proposal Writing Process
Writing a grant proposal should not be a one-shot experiment. You don't write a grant proposal. You write many grant proposals. Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program.
Nonprofits that successfully and consistently tap grant money develop systems to support ongoing grant research and writing. If your organization is not ready to approach foundations for funding, it would be better to wait. Sending out weak proposals to poorly researched prospects will only gain your nonprofit a bad reputation.
If you think you are ready to go for grants, here are the steps to follow.