Grant Writing Handbook

ISBN-10: 0764559125

ISBN-13: 9780764559129

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sara D. Wason

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A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to grant writing Webster's New World Grant Writing Handbook walks readers through every step of the grant writing process-from defining the project and getting and interpreting a foundation's guidelines to submitting and following up on the grant application. With clear, concise explanations, thorough coverage, illustrative examples, and expert advice, this helpful, complete resource gives grant writers all the information and guidance they need to succeed. Sara Deming Wason (Syracuse, NY) holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Wason has over 20 years' experience in nonprofit administration, including the last 10 years in higher education development. She is currently Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Syracuse University where she is responsible for corporate foundation fundraising.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
Understanding Corporate and Foundation Fundraising
How Corporations and Foundations Fit into Your Overall Fundraising Strategy
Why Corporations and Foundations Give
Foundations
Lobbying
Foundation Types
The Nature of Foundation Giving
Corporations
Avenues of Corporate Support
What Corporations Give
Implications for Fundraisers
The New Philanthropy
Giving Trends
Current Events
Globalization
Demographics
The New Donor
Implications for Grant Seekers
Corporate and Foundation Funding in Perspective
Foundation Giving Trends
Corporate Giving Trends
The Future
Collaboration
Greater Control
Technology
Venture Philanthropy
Effecting Change
Define the Project
Generate the Idea
"Mission-Fit"
Bring Your Concerns to the Table
Fundraising Goals
Is Your Organization Prepared?
Ownership and Investment
Readiness
Project Development
The Purpose or Problem
Project Plan
Resources
Make Sure Everyone Is on the Same Page
Finding the Right Funders for Your Project
What Makes a Good Prospect?
Capability
Inclination
Know the Landscape
The Local Landscape
Understand Where Givers Give
Helpful Newsletters
Listservs (Discussion Groups)
Business Publications
Project-Specific Grant Searches
Search Strategy
Personal Connections
General Search Engines
Free Philanthropic Databases
Local Library: Books and Electronic Databases
Institutions of Higher Education
Subscription Databases
Digging Further
Family Foundations
Affinity Groups and RAGs
Narrow the Field
Government Funding
Your Final List
Approaching Funders
Make the Best Initial Approach
Prepare for the Approach
The Best Method
The Best Person to Make the Approach
Who Should I Approach?
Letters of Inquiry
Advantages/Drawbacks
Style and Flow
Components of a Letter of Inquiry
Sample Letter of Inquiry
Other Forms of Communication
Concept Paper
Sample Concept Paper 1
Sample Concept Paper 2
Online and Email Inquiries
Telephone Calls
Personal Visits
The Next Step
Handling Rejection
Organize the Proposal
Roles and Responsibilities
The Outline
Proposal Production
Timing
Gathering Information
Approval Processes
Communication
Develop a Proposal Production Schedule
Contingency Plans
Writing the Proposal
Your Unique Voice
Clues from Your Organization
The Funder's Perspective
Length, Style, and Flow
The Funder's Requirements
Application Form
Proposal Guidelines
Proposal Components
Cover Letter
Cover Page (Optional)
Table of Contents (Optional)
Introduction
Organizational Information and Credentials
Statement of Need
Project Methods
Budget
Conclusion
Attachments
Nontraditional Proposal Formats
Letter Proposals
Online Applications
Common Application Form
Submission Tips
Packaging the Proposal
Getting the Proposal There
Proposal Review and Follow-Up
How Proposals Are Processed
Initial Screening
A Staff Member Takes Over
From Staff to Board Member
Corporate Process
Time Frame
Develop a Proposal Tracking System
Projects in the Pipeline
Deadlines and Decision Timelines
Record Awarded or Denied Gifts
Follow Up on Your Proposal
Reply to the Funder's Decision
Say Thank-You
Handle a Denial
Partial Requests
Congratulations: You've Been Funded
Effective Stewardship
Recognize the Funder
Show Gratitude
Publicize the Grant
Communicate About Your Project
The Funder's Expectations
Share Your Success
Relationships with Corporate and Foundation Representatives
Progress Reports
Project Pitfalls
Your Project Manager Doesn't Deliver
Your Hypothesis Is Wrong
Your Partners Haven't Done What They Promised
The Project Manager Is Late with a Report
Develop a Stewardship Tracking System
A Useful Tracking Sheet
Stewardship Responsibility
Build on Your Success
Sample Proposal
Proposal Forms
Common Grant Application
Online Application
Characteristics of an Effective Fundraiser
List of Characteristics
Personable
Passionate
A Good Listener
Trustworthy
Persistent
Creative
Energetic
Leaderly
Goal Oriented
Confident
Curious
Motivated
Mature
Resilient
Multitasker
Team Oriented
Organized
Resourceful
Persuasive
Ethical
Knowledgeable
A Word About Recognition
Career Advice for Current and Prospective Fundraisers
Government Grants
You Must Have a Well-Defined Plan
The Proposal Process Is Much More Restrictive
An Agency Person Is Available for Questions
Government Agencies Require More Documentation
The Approval Process Is Clearly Defined
Budgetary and Payment Processes Differ
Glossary
Index
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