Complete Book of Grant Writing, 2E: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional / Edition 2by Nancy Smith
Pub. Date: 08/01/2012
GET THE FUNDING YOU NEED!
Grant writing is an intricate process, and any bits of misinformation or formatting errors can be the deciding factors when it comes to allotting money. The Complete Book if Grant Writing is a must-have reference if you're seeking funding through grants-government grants, foundation grants, specialty grants, and/em>/strong>
GET THE FUNDING YOU NEED!
Grant writing is an intricate process, and any bits of misinformation or formatting errors can be the deciding factors when it comes to allotting money. The Complete Book if Grant Writing is a must-have reference if you're seeking funding through grants-government grants, foundation grants, specialty grants, and more. Professional grant writer Nancy Burke Smith and philanthropy consultant and grant maker E. Gabriel Works unveil the secrets behind how to find and successfully apply for grants.
The Complete Book of Grant Writing includes information on:
•The Five Core Components of every grant, including the statement of need, the evaluation plan, and budgets
• What makes a grant compelling to funders? What to do when you are funded-and what you can do when you are not
•How to be a professional grant writer
•The grant writing timetable, from responding to requests for proposals to receiving funding
•Grant writing in different fields of nonprofit practice, including educational, governmental, environmental, and faith-based organizations
Packed with 20 samples including grant proposals, letters of inquiry, support letters, concept papers and more!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Grantmakers and Grantseekers
What Is a Grant?
What Is a Grant Proposal?
Who Qualifies for Grants?
Who Writes Grants?
What Do Grants Fund?
Two Approaches to Grantseeking
Chapter 2: Reactive Grantseeking
What Is Reactive Grantseeking?
Who Makes Grants via RFP?
Winning Reactive Grant Proposals
Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
The Grantwriter's Role in Responding to RFPs
Chapter 3: Proactive Grantseeking
What Is Proactive Grantseeking?
Who Makes These Grants?
How Foundations Do Business
Foundations That Fund Only Preselected Organizations
Crafting a Proactive Grantseeking Strategy
Navigating the World of Foundation Staffing
Contacting Foundation Staff
Chapter 4: Thoughtful Planning
Planning for Sustainability
Identifying and Involving Other Organizations
Chapter 5: Before You Write
Planning the Process
Scheduling to Meet the Deadline
Common Grant Applications
Chapter 6: The Five Core Components of Every Grant Proposal
Executive Summary or Abstract
Statement of Need or Problem
Sample Project Description Narrative
Budget and Budget Narrative
Writing the Budget Narrative
Chapter 7: Beyond the Basics
Collaboration/Partner Agencies and Their Roles
Review of Literature
Chapter 8: The Grantwriting Craft
Write It Well
Cover Letters and Abstracts-Write Them Last
Teamwork-Reviewing Your Proposal
Filling out Forms
Submitting Your Proposal
Summary Tips for Writing Grant Proposals
Chapter 9: Individualizing Your Proposals by Type of Project
Special Populations Project
Chapter 10: Grantwriting in Different Fields of Nonprofit Practice
Medical Service Organizations
Social/Human Services Organizations
Local Government and Services
Economic Development Organizations
Chapter 11: While You Wait
Recycling Grant Proposals
Continue Your Research
When Government Administrations Change
When Foundation Staffing, Structures, or Programs Change
Chapter 12: Yes or No
You Got the Grant!
Sorry, Your Proposal Was Not Funded
Chapter 13: Professional Grantwriting
Is This the Life for You?
Licensing and Registration
Building Your Grantwriting Business
Grantwriting with Integrity
The Grantwriter's Scope of Involvement
About the Authors
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