This online tutorial, developed by the Foundation Center, leads writers through the major components of proposals to foundations, including the executive summary, statement of need, project description, budget, organization information and conclusion.

From the tutorial: "You need to follow a step-by-step process in the search for private dollars. It takes time and persistence to succeed. After you have written a proposal, it could take as long as a year to obtain the funds needed to carry it out. And even a perfectly written proposal submitted to the right prospect might be rejected for any number of reasons."

View the Foundation Center's Proposal Writing Short Course