Grant Proposals!

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Attempting to put a grant proposal together is no easy task. Beginning this assignement I assumed it would be challenging putting it together but as I am looking more into it, I’m finding the hardest thing to do is deciding what topic is important to me. I have decided to choose a need in Wichita that would need attention and write up a proposal for the topic, but it’s so difficult to choose just one!

Meanwhile, the body and layout of the proposal has been easier than I thought. I have used some pretty amazing resources that have been really influential in starting this proposal. The first site I’ve been using is called http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/grant-proposals-or-give-me-the-money/ I love this site because it gives you a nice flow chart, and I love a good flow chart. This chart gives you the whole grant writing process which is very helpful, along with a very detailed description of each piece of a grant. I also love how it gives you different resources for grant writing.

I’ve also been using this sample grant proposal to help guide me through the formatting of the grant which can definitely be tricky. http://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/proof_resources_grant1.pdf it’s amazing how intricate this grant is, so I’m hoping with a couple of these resources my grant proposal will be just as detailed.

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This week I decided to analyze an email, this email is in regards to to a candidate being chosen for an interview. This first email just really misses the mark. So I have revised it.

“Sorry it took us so long to get back to you. We were flooded with resumes. Anyway, your resume made the final ten, and after meeting three hours yesterday, we’ve decided we’d like to meet you. What is your schedule like for next week? Can you come in for an interview on June 15 at 3:00pm.? Please get back to us by the end of this work week and let us know if you will be able to attend. As you can imagine, this is our busy season.”

Hello Candidate, 

 We are very pleased to inform you that we would like to meet with you for an interview. After careful examination of our many recieved resumes we are convinced that your skill and expertise may be the perfect fit for our company. We would love to set an interview up by the end of the work week, we have an available time of June 15 at 3:00pm. Please get back to us as soon as you can to ensure that this time will work for you or if we will need to make different accomadations. We are very excited to meet with you and hope to here from you soon. 

Sincerely, 

Shelby Schmit

Human Reources department