Basic Questions on Proposal Writing Answered

What is a proposal?

A proposal is a document that outlines a detailed plan on a project that NGOs propose to a donor seeking funds to implement it. Usually, the donors that provide funding to NGOs request proposals in a pre-set format. Although this format can vary from one donor agency to another, it usually has a standard framework.

Proposal writing can be a complex job. Even if you are proposing just one page concept note about your project idea, you need to be prepared with your full proposal at least in your mind. A proposal is not just a document you submit to a donor agency. More than that it is an exercise for you to understand your own idea, your own project so that you are clear in what you wish to do and you can easily respond to donor questions about it.

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Also check out our latest guide: A Proposal Writing Guidebook for Grassroots-based NGOs/CBOs/CSOs