Seeking Proposal Clarity
Spring and summer months tend to be quiet grant times. This year, it has been a little different: May and June were blessed with too many grant deadlines.
I am now emerging from six weeks of writing more alert to the pitfall of proposal tautologies. When crafting objectives, needs and activities, it is so easy to say the same thing with different words.
Here is an example...
Problem: Lack of computer classes geared for Seniors
Objective: Increase the number of computer classes for Seniors
Activity: Provide computer classes for Seniors.
That is a tautology.
A preferred answer would be something like this....
Problem: Site specific consequences of not being able to use a computer such as the inability to register for activities without an email address.
Objective: Increase computer skills among Seniors
Activity: Provide computer classes for Seniors