Grant Writing Book Create the Perfect Proposal to Raise the Funds You Need!

ISBN-10: 1598696335

ISBN-13: 9781598696332

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Judy Tremore, Nancy Burke Smith, Nancy Burke

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If you're a fundraiser, you know that raising money is the key to every nonprofit's success. But the competition for funds can be fierce and the obstacles many. The Everything Grant Writing Book, 2nd Edition gives you the insider information you need to get past the gatekeepers, beat out the competition, and obtain those much-needed funds.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Judy Tremore is a veteran reporter, editor, and business writer. A native of the Chicago area, she has lived in Michigan for more than thirty years.Nancy Burke Smith has been a freelance writer specializing in grant proposals and other writing for nonprofit organizations since 1987. To date, Smith has garnered and estimated $20 million in grant funds on behalf of her clients. She served for one year as interim program director at the Frey Foundation, where she reviewed grants and made recommendations for funding to the board of trustees.

Top Ten Reasons to Learn Grant Writing
The World of Grant Writing
What Is a Grant Proposal?
Four Absolutely Essential Skills
Grant Writing Versus Fundraising
Two Approaches
Planning Is Critical
Finding the Money
A Brief History of U.S. Philanthropy
Government Funding Sources
Where Do You Find RFPs?
Philanthropic Organizations
Requests for Proposals
Grant-Source Searches
"Cold Calling" Versus Responding to RFPs
Government Grants
Local-Government Funds
State-Government Funds
Intermediary Funds
Federal Grants
Federal Register
Other Sources of Information
Foundation Grants
Funding from a Foundation
Corporate Foundations
Family Foundations
Private Independent Foundations
Community Foundations
Other Sources of Grants and Funding
Billionaire Foundations
Requesting Guidelines
Other Sources of Information
The Right Source
When Is a Government Grant Appropriate?
When Is a Foundation Grant Appropriate?
A Checklist of Considerations
Narrowing the Field of Prospects
Reading Guidelines
Reading RFPs
Grant-Seeker Workshops and Conferences
What Is a Grant-Seeker Workshop?
Who Holds Workshops?
When You Should Attend a Workshop
What Will You Learn?
Advantages and Disadvantages
Letters of Intent and Inquiry
What's the Difference?
When to Send a Letter of Intent
Components of a Strong Letter of Intent
Sample Letter of Intent
When to Use a Letter of Inquiry
Components of a Strong Letter of Inquiry
Sample Letter of Inquiry
Components of a Grant Proposal
What to Expect
Follow the Directions
Follow the Outline
There Is No Outline?
Essential Components
Federal Register Instructions Example
Preparing to Write
Know Your Readers
Planning Responsive Programs
What's the Deadline?
A Checklist of Procedures and Tasks
Planning for Letters of Support
What Is a Letter of Support?
Who Should Write It and Sign It?
When to Start Soliciting Letters
Writing a Support Letter
Sample Support Letters
Knowing How Many Letters You Need
Writing a Statement of Need
Introduce the Organization
Selecting Appropriate Data
Locating Data
Use Data to Support Your Case
State Your Case
Use a Gap Analysis
Citing Resources
Sample Needs Statement
Writing Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
What's the Distinction?
Writing Goals: What Will You Accomplish?
Writing Outcomes: What Will Change?
Writing Objectives: What Will You Do?
Putting It All Together
Completing a Project Description
Writing Action Plans and Timelines
What Are Action Steps?
Who's Responsible?
How Long It Takes to Achieve Goals
Illustrating Goals
Sample Action Plans
Balancing Ambition with Realism
Designing an Evaluation Plan
The Language of Evaluators
Types of Evaluations
Asking the Right Questions
Determining Results
Linking Evaluation to Goals and Objectives
Sample Evaluation Plans
Developing a Budget and Budget Narrative
How Much Can You Request?
Match Requirements
In-Kind Support
Multiyear Requests
Taking Care of Partners
Planning for Sustainability
Writing the Budget Narrative
Citing Other Sources of Funding
Sample Budget and Narrative
Other Grant-Proposal Sections
What You May Encounter and Where
Review of Literature
Staff Qualifications
Management Plans
Competing Programs/Agencies
Constituency Involvement
Sustainability Plans
Status of Fundraising Efforts
Organizational History
Funding Priorities
Challenge Grants
Capital-Grant Proposals
What Is a Capital Project?
Who Gives to Capital Campaigns?
Writing a Capital-Grant Proposal
Unique Proposal Sections
Write It Well
Use Everyday Language
Explain Acronyms and Terms
Name Your Project
Use Strong, Active Verbs
Speak with Authority
Reviewing Your Work
Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
Page Counts Count
Using Headings
What Is a Rubric?
Enlist the Aid of Readers
Using the Rubric or Evaluation Criteria
Filling Out Forms
What to Expect
Cover Sheets
Identity Numbers
Assurances and Certifications
Budget Forms
Fitting into the Spaces Provided
Getting Signatures
Packaging and Submitting Your Proposal
Writing an Abstract or Summary
Writing Cover Letters
Using Color, Photos, and Other Graphics
Using Dividers, Binders, or Bindery
Attachments and Appendices
Electronic Submissions
Making and Marking Copies
Shipping and Delivery Options
Next Steps
What's Next?
Simultaneous Submissions
If the Proposal Is Denied...
You Got the Grant-Now What?
Writing a Media Announcement
The Progress Report
Writing Grants as a Career
Basic Skills of Grant Writers
Getting Started
Generalist or Specialist?
Range of Services
Potential Earnings
Sample Federal Grant Proposal
Sample Foundation Grant Proposal
Sample Capital Grant Proposal
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