Knowing what does not work is often more valuable than knowing what does. Show how the situation has changed the way people live.
Follow the Instructions If there is a ten-page limit, stick to ten pages. That is how reviewers will likely go through it, at least initially. Make every effort to fully involve them.
It can take some time to respond to an RFP appropriately, as there are often requirements for your proposal that might take time to gather and present.
These are quick and simple to create, and should only be used when you already have a relationship with the client, and for smaller projects. State the issues clearly and completely. Even if it just a range, it is helpful to know what they are planning on spending on this project.
Use the style and format that the funder prefers.
When writing your proposal, keep in mind what they really want and phrase your solutions with that focus in mind. Ask any questions you have about the grant announcement and clarify anything you don't understand.