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A timeline is a graphical presentation of what and when things happen. This information could be put into a narrative. Why then is a graphical presentation used? The answer is to make the information easier to understand. This simple fact leads into the most important point about a timeline. It must be easy to understand. If it takes careful perusal and several minutes of study to understand a timeline, it has missed the mark. It must be redesigned.

Seek a balance. Show enough detail to draw a complete picture of the project, but not so much detail that the big picture becomes obscured. The forest can disappear behind the trees.

Does it seem as though we keep telling the same story over and over? Perhaps that is because we are doing just that. It goes something like this. The project summary gives a capsule glimpse of the story. The executive summary expands the story to include a few more facts. The problem statement tells the story from the viewpoint of the problems that need solving. Goals and objectives provide the organizational framework, the outline of the story. The project narrative fleshes out the story to its full size. The management plan tells the story from a behind-the-scenes viewpoint. The documentation plan takes the view of saving evidence about the story. The dissemination plan gets the word out about the story. The continuation plan

2 Remember that a grant maker's directions (instructions/guidelines) take precedence over any and all other considerations. You must absolutely, positively follow the grant maker's directions exactly, precisely, and painstakingly.

keeps the story going. The timeline puts the story in perspective chronologically. The budget explains the story from the viewpoint of money. So, do we keep telling the same story over and over? Yes, we do. That is the whole point. The different parts of a proposal, each coming from their own particular direction, come together to tell a complete story, the story of your solution, your project.

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