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From the Publisher"[E]xplain in detail an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive proposals, beginning with questions that the authors asked of themselves and of sponsors before the complete grant application was developed. Actual proposals submitted to private and public sponsors are included, with paragraph-by-paragraph analyses of proposals, reviewer comments, and grant award notification letters from sponsors. The annotated proposals can serve as a springboard for grantseekers developing their own proposals."
Reference & Research Book News
"The book provides hints for determining hot buttons and distinctive features that guide a persuasive process."
The School Administrator
"The states purpose of this title is to walk the reader through the grant writing process, examining the thinking used during the planning phase, a step often left out of other manuals. The techniques for writing winning grant proposals are clearly explained for novice and experienced grant seekers alike….Understanding the values of the organizations from which funds are sought is one of the keys to writing succesful proposals, and as budgets shrink, this title will be a valuable resource for schools and libraries. Recommended."
Library Media Connection
"If you are a novice proposal writer faced with the daunting task of developing a proposal or grant, this book can help you throughout the process. Simply find the proposal or grant in the text that most closely matches your situation, and learn about the project that Miner and Miner completed as proposal profesionals. You will learn more than what sections are required in a proposal: you will learn how to persuade your customer in each section."
"These samples outline step by step the planning stages involved in grant-writing, from reading and analyzing the RFP (request for proposal) to writing the final proposal."