For your grantwriting tool kit

Posted on April 12, 2012


Writing a grant proposal is a labor of love. Finding a match, gathering information, meeting funder requirements, revising again and again — it’s a relief to get the darn thing out the door.

But before you send it off, ask yourself: How readable is my grant proposal?

Why does readability matter? It helps foundations understand what you want and why they should fund it. Good writing can help you get the grant.

You can measure your copy’s readability using a free, online calculator called STORYtoolz’s Readability Statistics. I learned about it from Ann Wylie‘s excellent article, Strength in numbers. She describes the data and how you can use it to improve your writing.

Do readability statistics help your grantwriting? Would love to hear your feedback.