Proposals are most successful I think
when they’re all internally consistent–where the
objectives and goals of the proposal match the budget, match the activities, and match the
context, or context setting of the proposal. Generally a proposal stands out from the rest if it’s well-written and concise, and if it provides us with the level
of detail that we need around the organization’s program structure,
financials, outcomes. For me, a proposal that stands out is one that is concise, and that answers the questions that are on the website, which demonstrates that the person who is submitting the proposal has gone through our website, which I think is critical.