What Is Evidence of Continuation

Show a clear line of oversight by a top manager. Do not bury your project way down in the hierarchy of your organization. You should state the chain of command showing clearly that it connects to the highest manager possible. If there is room, you can show how the project fits in your organization by using an organization chart.

Have the manager write a letter of support stating how important the project is to the organization. The letter should verify the fact that the manager will be personally supervising the project.

Describe your plan for continuation. Point out that what you are doing with grant funds is buying the set-up (and/or planning) phase and initial implementation. Show how you have not counted on grant funds for continuing activity.

Get any partners to write letters of support specifically stating their investment in the project. Get the partners to state how important the project is to their organization. Letters of support are not just attaboys and attagirls. They should state specific support for the project. Anyone can write "this is a good project and you should give them the money." Those attaboy or attagirl letters are disregarded by the funders.

Show how the project fits with the mission of your organization. Projects that do not clearly mesh with your organization's mission and goals will not have a good chance for funding.

If you have initiated other grant projects, state how you have continued those projects. If you have high-profile related projects that have been successful and have continued over an extended time period, briefly describe your success, even if it was not on a grant. This establishes a track record of responsibility.

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Project Management Made Easy

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