Proposal Writing

Project Proposal Writing
Without direct project funding, most NGOs would not be able to accomplish their goals. Writing clear, thorough and targeted project pro- posals is therefore essential to an NGO’s success. Mastering the art of proposal writing requires a unified approach to project manage- ment. This guide is therefore intended to serve as a basis for delivering training sessions related to the process, as well as the end product of project design. A project proposal is a detailed description of a series of activities aimed at solving a certain problem.


Writing a Funding Proposal
This toolkit deals with planning and researching a funding proposal before you write it; how to write the proposal; and the follow-up required once it is written and sent off. There is also an example of a funding proposal to guide you. You will find advice on what you need to know about donors, and what you need to know about your own project or organisation before you write a funding proposal. You will also find guidelines on what to put into your proposal and how to write it, and references to other CIVICUS toolkits that can help you.

Writing Effectively and Powerfully
This toolkit offers valuable tips and tools for both inexperienced and experienced writers. Anyone who is interested in strengthening the effectiveness and power of their writing should find this toolkit useful.

Its intention is to take you on a writing process journey from originating ideas through writing drafts and finally to editing your document.