Great letters of commitment don’t just materialize. Getting them takes effort. A desperate, last minute appeal to a partner organization is likely to blow your credibility and bring in a tepid letter committing paper clips rather than cash. The quality of the letters attached to your proposal will directly reflect the quality of your collaborative process, according to Barbara Floersch of the Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles.
Follow these seven steps to secure letters that will carry real weight with funders.
Review each letter to ensure that it syncs exactly with the grant proposal. If it’s off track, get it revised.
The care you take in collaboration will pay off. Programs will be more effective, letters of commitment will be impressive, and working relationships between partners who can trust each other will be in place for future projects.
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