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How to Write a Grant Proposal

ISBN-10: 0471212202
ISBN-13: 9780471212201
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $63.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

This work teaches proposal writing from the perspective of trying to get the reader to think of the problem they are trying to solve and the project they are putting together to solve it.

JAMES AARON QUICK and CHERYL CARTER NEW are President and CEO, respectively, of Polaris Corporation, a grants consulting business that focuses on grants to organizations. They have developed and tested their training design through a series of seminars given throughout the world.

Introduction
Cover Letter
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Detailed Discussion
Putting It All Together
Authorship
Checklist--Cover Letter
Last Words
Examples of Cover Letters for Four Projects
Table of Contents
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Psychology and Organization
Examples
Checklist--Table of Contents
Last Words
Examples of Tables of Contents for Four Projects
Executive Summary
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Project Title
Contact Person
Proposal Submitted By
Mission Statement
Summary of Problem Statement and Project Synopsis
Expected Results
Funding Request
Your Investment
Checklist--Executive Summary
Last Words
Examples of Executive Summaries of Four Projects
Project Summary
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Use Goals to Describe the Project
Examples
Checklist--Project Summary
Last Words
Examples of Project Summaries for Four Projects
Problem Statement
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Describe the Problem
The Problem Is the Basis for Your Project
The Problem Is Your Connection with the Funder
Lack of Something Is Not a Problem
Include These Elements in the Problem Statement
Logical Narrative Description of the Problem
Statistical Backups and Comparisons
Results of Local Needs Assessments
Historical Data--How Did This Occur?
Statement of Impact of Problem
Checklist--Problem Statement
Last Words
Examples of Problem Statements for Four Projects
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
At a Glance
What Else Are They Called?
When Are They Used?
Why Are They Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
A Goal by Any Other Name
Graphical Representation of the Mission, Goal, and Objective Progression
Goal
Objective
Checklist--Goals and Objectives
Last Words
Examples of Mission, Goals, and Objectives for Four Projects
Project Description
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Goals and Objectives Can Be Used for Guidance
Cover All Major Project Events in Logical Order
Cover All Hot Buttons
Meet Any Special Considerations Listed
Special Budget Requests
Be Clear on Technical Issues
Checklist--Project Description
Last Words
Examples of Project Descriptions for Four Projects
Project Management Plan
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Organization Chart
Discuss the Responsibilities of Key Personnel
Discuss Loaned or Volunteer Staff
Provide an Overview of Fiscal Management
Evaluation
Documentation
Checklist--Management Plan
Last Words
Examples of Management Plan for Four Projects
Documentation Plan
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Project Planning
Project Set-up
Implementation
Results or Outcomes
Planning What to Share
Checklist--Documentation Plan
Last Words
Examples of Documentation Plan for Four Projects
Evaluation Plan
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Assistance for Development of an Evaluation Plan
Connect to Goals and Objectives
About Measurability
Communication with the Funder
The Role of Documentation
Internal Evaluation Team
External Evaluation Team
Checklist--Evaluation Plan
Last Words
Examples of Evaluation Plans for Four Projects
Dissemination Plan
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Local Dissemination
State Dissemination
National Dissemination
Consider Fees
Products To Be Sold
Checklist--Dissemination Plan
Last Words
Examples of Dissemination Plans for Four Projects
Continuation Plan
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Why Do Funders Want to Know about Continuation?
What Are the Keys to Continuation?
How Do You Prove You Will Continue a Project?
What Is Evidence of Continuation?
Checklist--Continuation Plan
Last Words
Examples of Continuation Plans for Four Projects
Key Personnel Biographies
At a Glance
What Else Are They Called?
When Are They Used?
Why Are They Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Who Are Key Persons?
Do Not Wait until the Last Minute
Interview
Name, Rank, and Serial Number
Specialties
Summary
Experience
Professional Activities
Education
Job Description
Checklist--Key Personnel Bios
Last Words
Examples of Key Personnel Bios for Four Projects
Timelines
At a Glance
What Else Are They Called?
When Are They Used?
Why Are They Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Goals and Major Objectives
Milestones or Special Events
Major Reports and Evaluations
Important Deadlines
Special Requirements of Funder
Examples
Checklist--Timeline
Last Words
Examples of Timelines for Four Projects
Budget Summary
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Budget Assistance
Introduction
In-Kind
Direct Costs
Indirect Costs
Overhead
Items Included in Budgets
Formatting the Budget
Checklist--Budget Summary
Last Words
Examples of Budgets for Four Projects
Budget Justification
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Personnel
Fringe Benefits
Travel
Contractual Services
Construction or Renovation
Materials
Supplies
Equipment
Indirect Costs
Checklist--Budget Justification
Last Words
Examples of Budget Justification for Four Projects
Appendix
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Items to Include
Biographical Sketches of Key Personnel
Organization Chart
Timeline
Letters of Support
Survey, Test, and Questionnaire Results
Equipment Descriptions
Lists of Advisors and Board Members
Checklist--Appendix
Last Words
Examples of Appendices for Four Projects
Bibliography
At a Glance
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Include Only Recent or Landmark References
Do Not Include References Not Used in Your Proposal
Include a Bibliography, Even if You Have Footnotes
Quote Studies from the Potential Funder
Examples of Bibliographical Formats
Checklist--Bibliography
Last Words
Examples of Bibliographies for Four Projects
Introduction and Forms
At a Glance--Introduction
What Else Is It Called?
When Is It Used?
Why Is It Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
Follow the Funder's Directions for Content
Describe Your Organization
Provide a Brief Summary of the Problem You Are Addressing
At a Glance--Forms
What Else Are They Called?
When Are They Used?
Why Are They Used?
Key Concepts
Formatting Issues
If Forms Are Required, Complete Each and Every One
Use the Forms You Are Given
Put Forms in the Proposal in Exactly the Order in Which You Are Directed
Complete Each Form Neatly and Legibly (You May Need to Use a Typewriter)
Checklist--Introduction and Forms
Last Words
Index

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