All Blog Posts Tagged 'proposal' (4)

Why & How Infographics are Effective Communication Tools in Grant Writing

As a grant writer, you may wonder why I’m writing a blog about infographics. Aren’t those the things you see on Pinterest? Why should grant writers care?


Infographics are a ubiquitous communication tool, and they’ve been used for years (think about your nightly weather report on TV).  Let’s look at a recent example: the Giving USA 2013 Highlights. I’m a particularly big fan of the following element from page 1 of the…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on June 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Preparing Budgets for Grant Proposals

You do not have to be an accountant to prepare a budget for your grant proposal. The budget is a simple estimated financial plan that may be presented as a table or text (or both). The budget should include both current and anticipated costs as well as all revenue sources. Clarity is essential – make sure your numbers match back to your proposal narrative and implementation methods.

Some grant makers refer to the budget first during their review of proposals. They consider it the best…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Gathering Data for Your Statement of Need

The Statement of Need (a.k.a. Needs Statement, Purpose Statement, Problem Statement, Case Statement, Case for Support, etc.) is a critical element of your grant proposal. Think of this section as a “teaching tool” for the grant reviewers:  you must provide sufficient evidence (i.e. statistics, demographics, community descriptions, anecdotes, etc.) to support your proposed solution (i.e. the program or project for which you request funding). For instance, if you are writing a proposal to…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Program Plan and Design – How to Create the WOW Factor

The program plan and design account for one of the most highly scored sections of the proposal. Grant reviewers will read carefully to see if the program plan and design are:

  1. Feasible
  2. Logical
  3. Cost effective

They will also need to be assured the applicant has the capacity to implement the program successfully and that the program has the potential to make a significant impact toward addressing societal…


Added by Beverly Santicola on January 30, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments


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EHR, Hackers, and Data Privacy in the Digital Age: Prepare Using Best Practices

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on August 27, 2014 at 4:27am 0 Comments

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By now, many of you have heard about the Chinese hackers who stole data from Community…


Telehealth a Smart Option for College Students

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 31, 2014 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

In my last article, I extolled the virtues of telehealth for building the next generation of nurses and the technology’s benefits for the health system writ large. Let’s turn that concept around: how does telehealth support a healthier college student body?


As colleges and universities throughout the nation struggle to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, about 19 million young adults lack basic healthcare coverage according to the…


For the Greater Good: Telenursing in America

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 28, 2014 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

It’s no secret there is a nursing shortage in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2012-2022 released in December 2013, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth over the next decade. The RN workforce will grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 nurses or 19% of the nursing sector. However, a 19%…


Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings


We’ve heard the alarming news about the nursing shortage, and we know many seniors and others with chronic healthcare challenges receive care in their homes. In the days of evidence-based practice, how do community health providers compare? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you care?


We read a recent article on how home healthcare providers are using video teleconferencing to…



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