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Program Planning & Proposal Writing

The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI), founded in 1972, is the world's leading source of fundraising training and information for the nonprofit. TGCI produces a wide range of low-cost publications, including Program Planning and Proposal Writing, the most widely used proposal format in the world, with more than 850,000 copies in print. Scores of foundation and government grantmakers have adopted it as their official application format. The 48 page Expanded version of this invaluable guide has been reprinted and is readily available for the small price of $4 [US].

The components of PP & PW are:

- Summary - clearly and concisely summarizes request

- Introduction - describes the agency's qualifications or credibility

- Needs Assessment - documents needs or problems to be solved

- Objectives - establishes benefits of funding in measurable terms

- Methods - describes activities to be employed

- Evaluation - a plan for determining degree of success

- Future or other Funding - plan for continuation or supplementation


The Grantsmanship Center Magazine, with a circulation of over 200,000, is distributed free of charge to staff of nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The magazine publishes authoritative articles

on nonprofit administration, resource development, and grant-related issues. It also contains listings of the Center's current publications and upcoming training events.

The Grantsmanship Center, 1125 W. Sixth Street, Fifth Floor PO Box 17220 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Phone: (213) 482-9860 Fax: (213) 482-9863 E-mail: