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* How to locate different kinds of grant sponsors
* How to understand the Request for Proposals (RFP)
* How to write a persuasive proposal
The second part of the book begins where most books on grant writing end. Gajda and Tulikangas lead you through the steps to take immediately after a grant is awarded and the steps needed for long-term sustainability. They tell you how to negotiate a budget, develop a media plan, and establish an organizational structure. They explain how to develop an evaluation plan and how to develop clear indicators of success. The result is a clear blueprint for success as a grant writer and project manager. By book's end, you will enthusiastically agree with the authors: You can do this!
Rebecca Gajda is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Vermont. She has been a grant writer and lead evaluator for a number of education initiatives. In addition, she has been a grant reviewer for grant competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Rich Tulikangas is Executive Director of Linking Learning to Life, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the educational and employment outcomes for K-12. Successful grant writing has secured the majority of funding for Linking Learning to Life.