Grant Writing Mistakes
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Avoid Common Mistakes When Writing Grant Proposals
Funders do not make grants to organizations simply because their proposals are well-
Nonetheless, the grant proposal is a reflection of the strength and viability of
an organization. Therefore, it should be well-
No document can ever be perfect, but an effective grant proposal must error free. Listed below are mistakes that can hurt a proposal’s chances of persuading a funder to award a grant to your organization.
Writing a well-
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Texas Department of State and Health Services. Tips to help your team write a successful
grant proposal. http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/volunteer/roadmap/6gathering/6-
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