Proposal Review Tools

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Designed Specifically for Foundation Staff

Proposal Review Tools provides foundation staff with resources to help move their mission forward. In this training, participants examine the fundamentals of designing programs in a way that helps to ease and streamline the grant proposal review process.

What You Learn

Through team-work, discussion, and group activities, participants:

  • Assess the relationship between a problem, its causes, and the proposed program
  • Determine whether proposed outcomes are reasonable, realistic, and meaningful
  • Assess the plan for program implementation and its potential for achieving outcomes
  • Appraise the cost-to-benefit ratio by examining the budget

Equipped with a deep understanding of program design, foundation staff will be more prepared to:

  • Determine which programs are most likely to be successful
  • Suggest well-considered changes in approach
  • Request specific, additional information to clarify potential for impact
  • Construct due-diligence interview questions to explore potential productive partnerships
  • Deliver technical assistance for grantees


Bring This Workshop to Your Staff!

This training is offered as a sponsored option. Let us know if you'd like to bring this training to your organization.

Email Barbara Floersch, Chief of Training & Curriculum,, or Cathleen Kiritiz, President,, or call (800) 421-9512.

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