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|Feb 02, 2023|
NWAC’s Executive Policy Unit is responsible for writing a high volume of the funding proposals submitted by the organization based on the distinct strategic needs of each department. In 2022 alone, the unit has drafted over 50 proposals on a wide range of policy areas and programs central to NWAC’s work. These include MMIWG2S+; economic development; climate change, conservation and biodiversity; and Resiliency Lodge programming.
For any non-profit organization to carry out projects and programs, consistent sources of funding are critical. Grants can provide a critical stream of revenue to support projects and programs. However, this ultimately requires a significant amount of work as a proposal must be submitted for each grant opportunity.
So, what is a proposal? Most funding opportunities require you to submit a proposal—a description of the project or program you want to have funded. A proposal typically outlines and provides information on who is applying, what the project—or program will do, when the project/program will take place, and the budget for all of the proposed activities. Most of the time, you will be asked to provide information on:
Planning is critical in proposal writing, and each proposal needs to meet the specific needs of the funder. When writing a proposal, it’s important to consider the following:
To increase accessibility to information on project funding, specifically at the government level, the Executive Policy Unit has included more details on proposal writing and project funding in A Warrior’s Briefcase: Tools for Engaging in Federal-Level Advocacy. This handbook will be released in early 2023.