Writing an effective non-profit communication or grant proposal involves more than simply copying and pasting information into a document. Effective non-profit communications are targeted, persuasive, and richly informative. And they accurately match your organization or business with people and resources that care about your mission and would be willing to fund your endeavors.
I currently focus my non-profit communications work in the following areas:
Proposal writing (I do not currently conduct funding source research)
Editing (to check for flow and clarity, and to maximize effectiveness)
"If you lived nearby, I would recommend--in a heartbeat --that AOK hire you as a Development Director. We need someone full-time to devote her/his skills to outreach, communication and fundraising. We need you, or someone like you!"