Grant Proposal Makeover: Transform Your Request from No to Yes

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Nine out of ten grant proposals are rejected. Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones–that have the potential to be funded. This book stands out from other traditional grantwriting books because it illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes from foundation program officers and funding community insiders taken from an international survey of ...

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Overview

Nine out of ten grant proposals are rejected. Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones–that have the potential to be funded. This book stands out from other traditional grantwriting books because it illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes from foundation program officers and funding community insiders taken from an international survey of foundation professionals.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Many books have been written about the grant writing process. Few, if any, have taken the route of going to the source by interviewing program officers. Clarke and Fox do just that. And, they do it well!" (www.charitychannel.com, October 2008)

"Use these two books (see previous review) and you are likely to vastly improve your chances of being the one that gets funded." (About.com, April 26 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787980559
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 857,627
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl A. Clarke is a fundraising consultant and trainer who has presented at many conferences, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference and the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association Annual Conference. She is the author of Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising.

Susan P. Fox has held positions as chief development officer at nonprofit organizations and has worked as a fundraising consultant since 1980. A frequent trainer in the U.S. and Mexico, Fox has taught at UC Berkeley Extension, the University of San Francisco, and the University of Montana.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

The Authors.

Introduction.

1 Demonstrating the Fit: Making First and Lasting Impressions.

2 Disorganized Proposals: Bringing Order to the Chaos.

3 The Case of the Missing Needs Statement: Honing the Heart of the Proposal.

4 Too Much of a Good Thing: Taming the Statistician.

5 Evaluation: Making Sure the Proposal Measures Up.

6 Budgets: Telling Your Story in Dollars and Cents.

7 Proposal Length: The Long and Short of It.

8 Split Personality: What Happens When There’s More Than One Writer.

9 Florid Writing: When Proposals Go Over the Top.

10 The “Mystery” Proposal: Making Sense of Nonsense.

11 The Perfect Package.

Mission Accomplished: Transformation Complete.

Resource A: Checklist for a Memorandum of Understanding.

Resource B: Grantmakers Responding to Our Survey.

Index.

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