The Principal's Guide to Winning Grants / Edition 1

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Overview

Today's public and private schools can no longer rely on traditional sources of funding to fulfill their educational goals. Although grants have become increasingly popular alternatives for financial support, principals and their staff must face stiff competition for these limited sources. This practical, step-by-step guide is for principals who want to improve their chances of winning grants for their schools.

As administrative leaders, principals are in a pivotal position to motivate teachers, parents, and volunteers in the grantseeking process. This guide provides principals with techniques for mobilizing school staff, coordinating community support, developing winning proposals, constructing realistic plans and budgets, and successfully implementing those grants that have been awarded. David Bauer is not only an educator and former administrator but a noted expert in grantseeking and fund-raising. He draws from his extensive experience to share useful strategies as well as resources, including worksheets, forms, sample proposal formats, and checklists to measure progress. The grants marketplace can be a tremAndous resource for schools who know their way around. This guide helps empower schools and their leaders in resolving their funding problems.

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Editorial Reviews

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"David Bauer offers the inexperienced administrator very clear, concise, nonthreatening assistance." (Philip S. Boggio, superintendent, The DePaul Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

"Grantwriting is becoming mandatory for schools seeking alternative funding. This is a most helpful and insightful book for all school administrators." (Alicia Boyko, director of community education, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, New Jersey)

"Much like David Bauer's presentations, this book is practical, interesting, informative . . . just plain terrific!" (Mary Beth Fetchko, coordinator for government, corporate and foundation relations, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Booknews
Bauer (grants expert, author and lecturer) provide a practical, step- by-step guide for principals who want to improve their chances of winning grants for their schools. He discusses techniques for mobilizing school staff, coordinating community support, developing winning proposals, constructing realistic plans and budgets, and successfully implementing grants awarded. He shares strategies as well as resources, including worksheets, forms, sample proposal formats, and checklists to measure progress. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787944940
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/1998
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,439,572
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID G. BAUER is president of David G. Bauer Associates, a consulting firm that provides educationally based grantseeking and fund-raising seminars and materials. An acknowledged grants expert and popular lecturer, Bauer is the author and developer of several books, videotape series, and software programs on grantseeking and fund-raising.

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Table of Contents

1. The Principal's Role in Supporting Grantseeking.

2. Setting Up a Proactive Grants System in Your School.

3. Getting Ready: Assessing Needs, Establishing Goals, and Developing Solutions.

4. The Grants Marketplace: What a Principal Needs to Know.

5. Finding the Best Funders: Matching Projects to Grantors.

6. Strategies for Contacting Prospective Grantors.

7. Putting the Proposal Together: Developing a Strategy, Plan, and Budget.

8. Preparing Federal Grant Proposals for Your School.

9. Improving and Submitting Your School's Federal Grant Proposal.

10. Developing Foundation and Corporate Grants Support for Your School.

11. Improving and Submitting Your School's Foundation/Corporate Proposal.

12. The Decision: Contacting Grantors and Dealing with Success/Rejection.

13. The Principal's Role in Administering Grant Funds.

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