The Worldwide Fundraisers Handbook 2nd edition: how to write a fundraising proposal

The Worldwide Fundraisers Handbook 2nd edition: how to write a fundraising proposal

Writing fundraising proposals

Fundraising is often a daunting task for an organisation. The Worldwide Fundraiser's Handbook presents a range of options and steps to be considered by organisations when fundraising. Some of its chapters have been made freely available online.

This chapter on how to write a fundraising proposal identifies the key points needed to produce a proposal which matches the requirements of a potential funder and/or grant-making body.

Key points include:

  • Planning your approach
  • Targeting your proposal
  • Content of the proposal
  • Deciding how much to ask for?
  • Writing the proposal
  • Communicating with donors 
Each key points highlights factors that should be taken into consideration for each stage of the proposal writing process.