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Proposal Writing Effective Grantsmanship

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ISBN-10: 1412988993

ISBN-13: 9781412988995

Edition: 4th 2014

Authors: Soraya M. Coley, Cynthia A. Scheinberg

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Drawing on the authors' extensive experience of obtaining resources from both public and private funding sources, this step-by-step guide demystifies the development and writing of a successful grant proposal.
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Soraya Moore Coley is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Bakersfield. She has over 25 years of academic and administrative experience, as well as extensive community service. She served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Alliant International University and as Dean of the College of Human Development and Community Service at California State University, Fullerton.

Cynthia Scheinberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 24 years of administrative management in non-profit agencies. She has served as the Executive Director of the Coalition for Children, Adolescents and Parents (CCAP) in Orange, California, as Senior Vice President of Clinical Services for Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., and as the Executive Director of New Connections in Concord, California. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Scheinberg also has a part-time private practice in Concord, CA.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface to the Fourth Edition
An Orientation to Proposal Writing
A Book for a Beginning Grant Writer
A Brief History of Giving and Philanthropy
About the Non-Profit Agency
Differences between Grants and Contracts
Funding Sources and Guidelines for Grants and Contracts
Governmental versus Foundation Applications
The Proposal Submission and Scoring Processes
Proposal Scoring
Organizing the Writing and Using Technology
The Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Proposal
Writing for an Established versus New Organization
Writing for an Established Agency
Writing Style and Format
The Components of the Proposal
Using Techology
The Role and Use of Search Engines
Review of Funders' Websites
Assessing Data
Electronic Submission of the Proposal
Assessing the Organization
Mission-Driven Analysis of the Organization
Organizational Capacity
Survey of the Organization
The Agency Capability Statement
Sample Applicant Capability Statement
Working with a Collaborative
Writing a Proposal for a Collaborative
Determine the Need and Establish Goals
Explore Potential Program Offerings and Benefits
Develop the Final Program Concept and the Budget
Generating and Refining Proposal Ideas
Understanding the Community
Analyzing the Community through Data
Client/Community Needs Assessment
City, County, and State Demographic Data
Journal Articles
Local Newspapers
Problem or Need-Based Program Ideas
Understanding Barriers in Program Design
Barriers to Service
Agency Capacity and Sustainability
Sustainability: Determining Income Generating Potentials
The Life Cycle of a Project
Multi-Source Funding
Formulating Program Ideas
Applying the Logic Model
Writing the Need/Problem Statement
The Goal of the Need Statement
A Guide to Writing the Need Statement
The Nature and Extent of the Need/Problem
Factors Contributing to the Problem or Conditions
Impact of the Need/Problem
Promising Approaches for Improved Results
Writing Goals, Objectives, and the Implementation Plan
Goals and Objectives
Program Goals
Formulating Objectives
Types of Objectives
Process Objectives
Outcome Objectives
Implementation Plan
Developing the Implementation Plan
Inputs-Resources/Preparatory Activities
Process or Program-Related Activities
Outputs/Units of Service
Writing the Project Narrative
Scope of Work
Project Timeline
Writing the Evaluation Plan
The Benefits of Evaluation
Funder's Perspective
Organization's Perspective
Developing an Evaluation Plan
Using the Logic Model
Process Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Four Steps to Preparing the Evaluation Plan
Writing the Evaluation Section
Narrative Description
Scope of Work
Other Evaluation Considerations
Creating the Budget
The Budget Context
Preparation of a Line-Item Budget
What Does a Unit of Service Cost?
Other Types of Budgets
Matching Funds and In-Kind Budgets
Other Budgeting Issues
Budget Adjustment
Budget Amendment
Contract Negotiations
Finishing Touches
Requesting Letters of Support
Proposal Abstract
Title and Title Page
Cover Letter
Estimating Time
Funding Resource Information
References and Suggested Readings
About the Authors