90 Days to Success in Grant Writing

ISBN-10: 1435454863

ISBN-13: 9781435454866

Edition: 2010

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 12/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Timothy Kachinske has written more than a dozen books on CRM and non-profit management topics. Titles written by Tim include Maximizing Your Sales with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and 90 Days to Success in Fundraising. He has 17 years of experience as a development officer for various non-profit organizations, and he has been designing CRM solutions for NFP organizations for more than a decade. Tim teaches an online class on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and a class on non-profit fundraising through a consortium of colleges and universities. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and is certified in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint.

Judith Kachinske has 10 years of experience in grant writing and grants management. She currently serves as an Assistant Instructional Supervisor of Grants and Monitoring for Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland. Judith has a B.A. in English from Macalester College and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).

Getting Started as a Grant Writer
Where Do Grant Writers Come From?
A Variety of Backgrounds
A Highly Transferable Skill Set
Who is this Book Intended to Help?
Jobseekers with Good Writing Skills
Experts Who Lack Writing Experience
Educators Interested in Career Advancement
Individual Grant Seekers
Where Are Grant-Writing Positions Found?
Colleges and Universities
Hospitals and Clinics
Sponsored Research Offices
The Nonprofit World
Local Government and Tribal Entities
Finding and Securing a Grant-Writing Position
Searching for a Position
Online Search Engines
Developing Online Search Methods
Sites Oriented to the Nonprofit World
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (philanthropy.com)
The Chronicle of Higher Education (chronicle.com)
Idealist.org
Association of Fundraising Professionals (afpnet.org)
HigherEdJobs.com
Foundation Center
Create a Favorites Folder for Job Search Links
Networking
Applying for a Position
Communicating with Your References
Making a Good Impression
Crafting a Resume
Writing Your Cover Letter
Preparing for Interviews
Interview Formats
Writing Samples
90-Day Checklist for Finding and Securing a Grant-Writing Position
Expertise
Knowledge of Your Subject Area
Knowledge of Your Organization and Its Needs
Sources of Institutional Knowledge
Long-Range Planning Processes
Public or Media Relations Information
Identifying Needs
Restricted and Unrestricted Support
New Program and New Project Support
90-Day Checklist for Developing Expertise
Research
What Is Grants Research?
Internal Research
Research on Past Support (Quantifiable Data)
Research on Relationships (Qualitative Data)
Researching the Competition
Researching Foundation Support
Foundations and the Public Good
Building Background Knowledge about Foundations
Categorizing Foundations
National Foundations
Regional and Local Foundations
Family Foundations
Community Foundations
Non-Grant-Making Foundations
Finding IRS Form 990-PF
Using the 990 Finder
Analyzing IRS Form 990-PF
Foundation Publications
Researching Corporate Support
The Culture of Corporate Philanthropy
Understanding Corporate Philanthropy and Grant Making
Building Your Knowledge about Corporations
Identifying Corporations for Research
Researching Corporate Foundations
Researching Corporate Giving Programs
Grant-Seeking Resources
Conferences and Workshops
Managing Grants Research
Developing Grants Research Priorities
Managing Grant Opportunity Files
Using Spreadsheets and Databases to Manage Research into Grant Opportunities
Presenting Grants Research Internally
Developing Internal Reports
Your 90-Day Grants Research Checklist
Managing Relationships
Relationships with Colleagues
Getting Off to a Good Start
Outreach Beyond Your Immediate Circle
Relationships with Grant Makers
Cultivation Strategies
Do Your Research First
Communicating by Letter, Phone, and Email
Making Personal Visits
Coordinating Visits for Others
Documenting Contacts with Grant Makers
Hosting Grant Makers
Managing Team-Driven Proposals
Developing a Mentoring Plan
Your 90-Day Checklist for Managing Relationships
Writing
Words
Sentences
Paragraphs
The Writing Process
Brainstorming
Organizing
Drafting
Editing
Proofreading
Peer Review
Writing Purposes
Writing to Inform
Writing to Persuade
Connecting with Your Audience
Who Will Read Your Grant Proposal?
References
Your 90-Day Writing Skills Checklist
Organizing Information
Organizing Information to Make a Case
Developing a Proposal Outline
Thinking in Sections
Introductory and Summary Sections
Executive Summary
Abstract
Background
The Body of the Proposal
Statement of Need
Project Description
Goals and Objectives
Project Narrative or Implementation
Dissemination Plan
Sustainability
Replication
Evaluation
Budgetary Information
Appendices and Attachments
Organizing the Submission Process
Pre-Proposal Stage Clearance
Clearing Submissions Internally
Developing a Proposal Submission Calendar
Outlining the Proposal Submission Process
90-Day Proposal Organization Checklist
Queries and Short Proposals
Query Letters
Determining the Author and Recipient
Elements of a Query Letter
Potential Next Steps
Other Letters Seeking Support
Cover Letters
One-Page Letter Proposal
Concept Papers
When and When Not to Use a Concept Paper
90-Day Checklist for Writing Queries, Letters, and Concept Papers
Proposals for Projects, Programs, or Bricks and Mortar
Proposals for Projects or Programs
Every Proposal Has a Story
Project Proposal Scenario: Human Services Staff Development
Cultivating a Grant Opportunity
Outlining and Drafting the Proposal
Project Proposal Scenario: Education Program Development
A Need for External Funding
Cultivating an Opportunity for a Proposal
Project Proposal Scenario: Library
Matching Need with Grant Opportunity
Drafting and Sending the Proposal
Bricks and Mortar Proposals
Bricks and Mortar Proposal Scenario: Renovation of an Athletic Training Facility
A New Proposal Opportunity
Outlining Your Proposal
From First Draft to Final Draft
Bricks and Mortar Proposal Scenario: Renovation of the College Union
Cultivating a Grant Opportunity
Outlining Your Proposal
From First Draft to Final Draft
Proposals for Endowment Support
Proposals for Endowment Support
What is Endowment?
Learning about Your Organization's Endowment
Endowment Proposal Scenario: Endowed Lecture Series
Cultivating a Grant Opportunity
Outlining and Drafting Your Proposal
Endowment Proposal Scenario: Endowed Chair
An Opportunity Arises for an Endowment Proposal
From Opportunity to Outline
From Outline to Proposal
Finishing a Final Draft
Federal Grants
An Introduction to the World of Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Finding a Federal Grant
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Agency Program Announcements
Federal Register
Know Your Regulations
Cost Principles
Administrative Requirements
Building the Application
Federal Grants Accountability
Preparing for a Successful Audit
Maintenance of Records
Your 90-Day Checklist for Federal Grants
Managing Grant Awards
Managing Successful Proposals
Acknowledgement Letters
Managing Rejection Among Colleagues, Staff, and Volunteers
Publicizing Grant Awards
Working with Public Information Staff
Writing and Distributing Press Releases
Internal Releases on Grant Awards
Managing Grant Reports
Tracking Reports
Project Implementation
Using Interim Reports for Cultivation
Preparing Final Reports
Reporting for Challenge Grants
Your 90-Day Checklist for Managing Grant Awards
Tracking Your Successes
CRM and xRM
What is Microsoft Dynamics CRM?
Why Would a Grant Writer Use CRM?
What Can a Grant Writer Do with Microsoft Dynamics CRM?
How Can Microsoft Dynamics CRM Be Used to Document Productivity?
Index
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