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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets / Edition 3
     

The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets / Edition 3

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by Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox
 

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ISBN-10: 0465018696

ISBN-13: 9780465018697

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: Basic Books

A new edition of the most sought-after grant-writing guide, revised and updated for grant-seekers in today’s economy

Overview

A new edition of the most sought-after grant-writing guide, revised and updated for grant-seekers in today’s economy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465018697
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition xi

Funders' Roundtable: Economic Summit xx

Part I Prerequisites

Lesson 1 Who Am I? (and What in the World Do I Want to Do?) 3

Lesson 2 Wait a Second-What Is a Grant ... and Where Do I Get One? 12

Lesson 3 Making (Dollars and) Sense of Grant-Application Packages: What Grantmakers Want 38

Lesson 4 Getting Ready to Write a Grant Proposal

If You're a Not-for-Profit Organization...

If You're a Government Agency or School District...

If You're an Individual Grant Seeker...

Funders' Roundtable I 75

Part II It's Finally Time to Write the Proposal

Lesson 5 Foundations of Proposal Writing 98

Lesson 6 Writing (Proposals) with Style: Twelve Basic Rules 103

Lesson 7 Writing (Proposals) with Style: Tackling the Blank Page 120

Lesson 8 Identifying and Documenting the Need: What Problem Will a Grant Fix? 140

Lesson 9 Goals and Objectives: What do You Hope to Achieve If You Get the Money? 160

Lesson 10 Developing and Presenting a Winning Program 170

Lesson 11 Finding Partners and Building Coalitions (The MOUs That Roared) 181

Lesson 12 The Evaluation Plan: How Can You Be Sure If Your Program Worked? 191

Lesson 13 The Budget: How Much Will It Cost...and Is the Cost Reasonable? 201

Lesson 14 Sustainability: How Will You Continue the Program When the Grant Funds Run Out? (and You'd Better Not Say, "I Won't!") 214

Lesson 15 Capacity: Proving That You Can Get the Job Done 222

Lesson 16 Front and Back: The Cover Page or Cover Letter, the Abstract, the Table of Contents, and the Appendix 229

Funders' Roundtable II 242

Part III And After the Proposal...

Lesson 17 The Site Visit-PlayingHost 272

Lesson 18 So Now You Know-What Next? 278

Funders' Roundtable III 290

Appendices

Appendix 1 50 Tips for Improving Your Chances of Winning a Grant 301

Appendix 2 Proposal Checklist 307

Appendix 3 Glossary 309

Appendix 4 Sample Grant Forms 328

Washington (D.C.) Area Common Grant Application Format

Federal Cover Page, Form SF-424

Sample Cover Letter

Sample Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Sample Abstract

Appendix 5 Representative List of Community Foundations 341

Appendix 6 Websites 358

Appendix 7 Answers to Pop Quizzes 377

Acknowledgments 397

About the Authors 399

Index 401

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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
bluejens234 More than 1 year ago
This is a great reference book for any grantwriter to have. The book is clear and offers many tips and suggestions for writing a successful grant. It would be a great addition to a nonprofit agency's library for a reference tool, and for anybody wanting to learn about how to write a successful grant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because it was the most popular purchase. But then I purchased it for the wrong reason.  I am college educated and have written many research papers. My impression of the writer of this book is they are an English Major trying to write instruction and technical information. Which does not mix.  They presented very long winded information that was duplicated over and over within the book. I have never read so many examples that do not get into the nuts and bolts of the actual writing a grant request.  The writer put extra effort into telling what you are going to read in another lesson. When you arrive to page 118, they use the whole page to explain what again is cover in the next group of lessons. Then once you arrive in that lesson, they will say “what we said in lesson.” By the time I got to page 121, I stopped reading and started skimming for actual grant write instruction. Since the writer was so focus on giving you example of what someone else did and it did not work. I would suggest that you to the last 50 pages of the book to start reading, at some point they do provide an example of an actual completed grant application. I will never purchase another book written by Ellen Karsh or Arlen Sue Fox.
PeggyH60 More than 1 year ago
Highly organized, timely, up-to-date and easy to understand
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Veteran grant writers and nonprofit funding development specialists Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox again combine their vast experience in this updated third edition of their best-selling handbook for preparing successful grant proposals to foundations and government agencies. Whether you are a veteran grant writer or whether you are new to grantsmanship, you are sure to learn fresh strategies and effective techniques for presenting solid, well-designed proposals. Full of information, explanations, practical advice and examples, the book provides an appendix featuring 50 useful tips, a proposal checklist, a glossary, sample grant forms, a state-by-state directory of community foundations and a list of important websites. The book also presents a revealing “Funders’ Roundtable” of grant makers discussing the effects of the 2008 economic recession. getAbstract recommends that serious grant writers – and those who aspire to be – keep a copy within reach at all times.
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