First-Time Grantwriter's Guide To Success / Edition 1

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With logical organization and concrete tactics, this definitive guide clearly imparts the skills, tools, and confidence necessary to successfully secure sought-after funding, which can dramatically expand limited budgets.

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Editorial Reviews

Michael Cormier
"Direct, clear, and concise, this comprehensive book is full of good suggestions for everyone from a novice to an experienced grantwriter. The author’s use of simple language makes it easy to read and understand."
Bill Ferland
"The detail and step-by-step discussion of the grantwriting process presented in this book provide a high level of comfort without being overwhelming. The large number of grant resources and checklists are invaluable."
Cynthia Davidson
"For inexperienced and experienced grantwriters alike, this extremely useful reference book uses an easy-to-read format that encourages readers to go forth in the grantseeker’s world with confidence. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945369
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/10/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 945,064
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia R. Knowles works nationally helping schools, agencies, and businesses maximize the effectiveness of their prevention programs through student and employee training, curriculum review, data analysis, awareness education, and program evaluation. She works as the Health and Wellness Coordinator at Livonia Central School, Livonia, New York; as a lecturer at the State University of New York at Geneseo; as a supervisor of student teachers in health education at the State University of New York at Cortland; and as a professional ski instructor. Previously she has been the Director of Rehabilitation for a 135-bed homeless shelter, a psychotherapist for adolescents and their families, and a regional coordinator for the Safe and Drug Free Schools grant program. Through articles and training seminars, she advocates for truth, accuracy, and youth involvement in the field of violence and substance abuse. She teaches participants to question their sources and to validate all information before passing it on. Her politics are simple: She believes that all of us—parents, teachers, and neighbors—have the ability to change the world significantly through our interactions with youth. She believes in prayer and miracles but is still slightly superstitious and overinsured. Cynthia welcomes your feedback, especially your experiences, chal­lenges, insights, and successes with using this book for program evaluation.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
About the Author
1. Where's the Money?
Funding That Matches Needs
Primary Sources of Funding Information
Secondary Sources of Funding Information
Online Sources of Funding Information
Private, Corporate, and Foundation Funding
Online Grantwriting Tools
Where's the Money?: Checklist
2. A First Look at the Application Process
Cover Letter
Authorizing Legislation
Single Point of Contact (SPOC)
Estimated Range of Rewards
Project Length
Prohibited Uses
Selection Factors
Selection Criteria
A First Look: Checklist
3. Write to Your Audience
The Readers
Technical Review Form
Authorizing Statute
Getting Started
Write to Your Audience: Checklist
4. Establishing Need
Establishing Need
Existing Resources
Establishing Need: Checklist
5. Goals and Objectives
Objectives and the Authorizing Statute
Goals and Objectives: Checklist
6. Plan of Operation
Literature Review
Resources and Personnel
Management Plan
Sound Research Methods
Equal Access
Dissemination and Replication
Plan of Operation: Checklist
7. Quality of Key Personnel
Project Director
Staff Distribution
Job Descriptions
Quality of Key Personnel: Checklist
8. Budget Development
Budget Form
Budget Narrative
Years Two and Three
Budget Development: Checklist
9. Evaluation Plan
Implementation Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Model Programs
Evaluation Plan: Checklist
10. Commitment and Capacity
Adequacy of Resources
Commitment and Capacity: Checklist
11. Cover Sheets, Abstracts, and Other Miscellany
Cover Sheet
Protection of Human Subjects in Research
Table of Contents
Submitting Your Application
After Submission
Cover Sheets, Abstracts, and Other Miscellany: Checklist
Resource A: Meeting the Purposes of the Authorizing Statute
Resource B: Community and School Demographics
Resource C: Student Enrollment Data Collection Form
Resource D: Summary Teacher Education/Expertise
Resource E: Process Objectives
Resource F: Outcome Objectives
Resource G: Project Workplan
Resource H: Project Timeline
Resource I: Proposed Staff Distribution
Resource J: Writing An Abstract
Resource K: Glossary
Resource L: Grantwriting FAQs
Resource M: Forms
Other Grantwriting Resources

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