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How to Write Winning Grant LOIs (with Examples)

Getting rejected by a funder can be a pretty harsh burn. Especially when the funder responds with something like, “Sorry, but you didn’t meet our giving preferences.” Don’t let this scenario happen to you. Get a higher return on the hours you’re investing in proposal writing by submitting short letters of intent (LOIs) before you begin writing that 10-page proposal.