Writing the proposal

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I found a good site with a full breakdown of writing the proposal http://www.cfda.gov/public/cat-writing.htm It says that we should probably write the summary after the proposal is complete. You can read it to see why.

-- Anonymous, June 23, 2001


I'm having real trouble fleshing out my sections of the proposal.

Here's what I am trying to put in introduction/summary:

(1) What are we applying for, and why? (simply, goods for the retreat) (2) Whom do we represent? (bgcl of phoenix) (3) What do we want to do with the project? (equip the retreat) (4) What do they need? (list of goods? just say "goods" again and list it later? delivery address?) (5) What does the organization do? (brief description of programs)

These five things don't seem to fill up too much space. They look something like (not edited for flow, yet, just bare information--and most of the bulk is coming from the list of sponsor organizations!):

Introduction: Presenting a Credible Applicant or Organization [Gavin] We, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix request goods for our Show Low Youth Leadership retreat. Address: Del E. Webb Administrative Center 2645 North 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008-1824 Phone: 602 954 8182 Fax: 602 956 3320 Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. [Cite!] We are supported by The Allstate Foundation, America’s Promise, Blimpie, Church’s Chicken, The Coca-Cola Company, Compaq Computer Corporation, Crest, CSKAuto, Enesco, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Finish Line, The Gap Foundation, IHRSA, JCPenney, Loreal, Major League Baseball, Metropolitan Life Foundation, Microsoft, New York Life Foundation, Nike, Phillips, Post Cereals, PowerUP, Reader’s Digest, Taco Bell Foundation, and The Sports Authority. [Cite!] Summary: Outline of Project Goals [Gavin] We are applying for goods for our Arizona Show Low Retreat. Our Youth Leadership Retreat is a 4,000 square-foot Spanish style home located on 10 acres of secluded fenced grounds. The two-story retreat has four bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 ¾ baths, a fully- equipped large kitchen, expansive dining area, circular fire place, horseshoe pit, and front and back covered patios. A pool table, ping- pong table, card/game table, piano, and cozy conversation areas complete the ample recreation room. [Source: URL is under http://www.bgclubs-phx.org, we need to cite this] The items we need are all essential to the functioning of our retreat, and are in poor repair or about to stop working. We request that the items be delivered to our administrative offices, at… (contact 602-954-8182 to find out).

My ideas for what I'm going to leave for other parts:

Rationale, I think, would be an argument justifying keeping Show Low well-equipped. It would be nice to have statistical information in that section, but I don't know that we have access to any.


-- Anonymous, June 25, 2001

um, over the weekend i kept trying to post a question: if you guys had any suggestions for counterarguments. when i would go to post i kept getting kicked offline. so i gave up after 3 tries. um, i am back, i ended up getting very sick, and so i havent started. but i am going to get up early (tues) in the morning and just start writing it all out. i will have it done tomorrow (tues.) as i have nothing going on all day. i meant to do it sunday but i spent the whole day in bed, and then today i was in transit from cali. well i'll be in touch...

-- Anonymous, June 26, 2001

oh, i can't get the link to sears to work. i guess it talks about how they do this sort of thing. and for my part i need that. could either of you summarize it for me? i can't get the link to work so i don't know what it says. sorry.

-- Anonymous, June 26, 2001

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