Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Proposal Writing

Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Proposal Writing

by Andy Robinson, Kim Klein
     
 

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If you're new to proposal writing, this book will give you the skills you need to raise money from grants. Even experienced grantwriters will learn useful, hands-on ideas to improve their odds for success.
Author and activist Andy Robinson describes in plain English just what it takes to win grants for social justice.
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If you're new to proposal writing, this book will give you the skills you need to raise money from grants. Even experienced grantwriters will learn useful, hands-on ideas to improve their odds for success.
Author and activist Andy Robinson describes in plain English just what it takes to win grants for social justice.
You'll Learn About:
The pros and cons of chasing grants
How grants fit into a complete fundraising program
Using your grant proposal as a community organizing plan
Designing fundable projects
Grants research: how to find the money
Developing relationships with foundation staff
Building your proposal, piece by piece
Grants administration and reporting
The long haul: stamina, persistence, resilience

Grassroots Grants includes four complete proposals, plus suggestions from forty foundation staff members who fund groups working for social justice, human rights, and environmental conservation.

Author Biography: Andy Robinson has been raising money for social change since 1980. As a trainer and consultant, Robinson has assisted nonprofits in thirty-seven states and in Canada, leading workshops on fundraising, grantwriting, board development, strategic planning, marketing, and earned income strategies. He is a former columnist for the NonProfit Times and a regular contributor to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787961770
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Kim Klein's Fundraising Series, #3
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.52(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A manual for people who want to change the world." —City Limits

"A wealth of insider tips...Quite simply, this book will tell grassroots activists how to write better grants." —Philanthropy News Digest

"Reads like a cross between an expose and a how-to manual, with lots of nuts-and-bolts suggestions for improving your proposals." —Terry Odendahl, former executive director, National Network of Grantmakers

Meet the Author

Andy Robinson has been raising money for social change since 1980. As a trainer and consultant, Robinson has assisted nonprofits in thirty-seven states and in Canada, leading workshops on fundraising, grantwriting, board development, strategic planning, marketing, and earned income strategies. He is a former columnist for the NonProfit Times and a regular contributor to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal.

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