This project was completed on Oct 10, 2019
Matched with James C
Matched with
James C.

Proposal Cover Letter

Help The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society create a well-written, high-level overview of how the organization will benefit from a given grant.

Posted July 3rd

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Project Details

What We Need
  • Cover letter of 3-4 paragraphs clearly stating why you’re applying for this grant and how you will meet the funder’s requirements
Additional Details

In Minnesota, many funders accept the Minnesota Common Grant Application for operating support requests. For these, we create a template and reuse the same materials with some tailoring. I'm looking for a cover letter that can be used with these applications; so in most cases, it will be for funders who don't have specific guidelines or programs, but are generally interested in supporting the arts.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have lots of older templates, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have program stats and quotes, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $1,792 , allowing us to spend more time on other fundraising tasks which will increase our capacity to offer transformational performances to our community.

It is key to make the best case we can on our grant proposals and cover letters, and it is very easy for us to get stuck repeating the same language over and over without really reassessing what's most important to our case for support.

Project Plan

Prep: Align on Prep Materials and Goals
  • Volunteer Manager provide information about the organization’s mission, the grant, proposed project steps and as much of the finalized grant as possible
  • Volunteer Manager conveys timeline, target audience, and other desired components of final product
Milestone 1: First Draft
  • Professional writes cover letter aligned with Volunteer Manager's specified style, information and project goals
  • Professional submits first draft to Volunteer Manager for review
Milestone 2: Finalized Copy
  • Professional incorporates feedback and submits final copy
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About The Org

Posted by
Georgina C.

Grants and Institutional Support Manager

Our Mission

Our mission is to sustain a world-class chamber orchestra at the highest standards of artistic excellence that enriches the Twin Cities community by sharing dynamic, distinctive and engaging performances. We are actively committed to accessibility and intentional inclusivity in all aspects of our work and continually strive to provide all people in our community with opportunities to connect with the music we perform.


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