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Keys to Writing a Successful Grant Proposal


The Importance of Collaboration and Leadership

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Organizations often find themselves seeking grants not in their obvious areas of expertise (e.g. schools in education, police in crime suppression) but also in the once traditional domains of the other.   Schools providing after school programs, and police using a community policing philosophy find themselves impacting each other's once traditional area of influence.   Funding authorities first and foremost are seeking proposals from organizations or teams of organizations that have a firm grasp of the systematic complexity associated with such efforts and can offer a "one stop shopping" solution to the challenges described in the request for proposal.

For example, schools, fire departments, police and day care organizations have specific funding authorities that, over the years, they have worked to develop.   Yet consider the complexity associated with responding to a school safety incident. More often than not the incident requires a broad based, highly collaborative, vertically and horizontally integrated response. Police and fire departments, schools, neighborhood associations, citizens, and community-based organizations, need each other in order to bring a highly effective and efficient response to any such incident.


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