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1. Discuss the key characteristics of well written goals and outcomes, such as those in a proposal i.e. give examples.

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1. Discuss the key characteristics of well written goals and outcomes, such as those in a proposal--give examples.

One essential element of a proposal is stating the project's goals and objectives, which is the section where the proposal should state the project's goal(s) to address the need (i.e. what your organization hopes to accomplish with your project) and put forth specific expected results or outcomes. In other words, the goals and objectives section of your grant proposal provides a description of what your organization hopes to accomplish with your project and spells out the specific results or outcomes you plan to accomplish in clearly stated objectives.

Characteristics of Goals

When writing a goal, it is a broad statement of what the organization wants to accomplish. Goals are broad, general, intangible, and abstract. A goal is directed toward the final impact or outcome that they want to bring about. In the case of goals for a grant proposal, it is important to link it back to your need statement. It is improtant to "hook" grant reviewers. Therefore, to more effectively "hook" grant reviewers, they should use visionary words in their goals, trying words such as decrease, deliver, develop, establish, improve, increase, produce, and provide.

EXAMPLE GOAL:

An example of a goal is: "Decrease the degree of malnutrition ...

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Discusses the key characteristics of well written goals and outcomes, such as those in a proposal. Examples are provided, as well as references.

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