Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship / Edition 3

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This book has been updated and revised to help beginning students and grantwriters write an effective proposal, which increases their chances of success. The Third Edition of Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship is not an exhaustive text on proposal writing; its purpose is to provide a solid foundation upon which to add years of experience to fine-tune grant writing skills. Authors Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia A. Scheinberg de-mystify the grant writing process and provide a guide to writing that is as jargon-free and simple to use as possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937757
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/17/2007
  • Series: Sage Human Services Guides
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 981,952
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Soraya Moore Coley is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Bakersfield. She has over 25 years of academic and administrative experience, as well as extensive community service. She served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Alliant International University and as Dean of the College of Human Development and Community Service at California State University, Fullerton.

Cynthia Scheinberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 24 years of administrative management in non-profit agencies. She has served as the Executive Director of the Coalition for Children, Adolescents and Parents (CCAP) in Orange, California, as Senior Vice President of Clinical Services for Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., and as the Executive Director of New Connections in Concord, California. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Scheinberg also has a part-time private practice in Concord, CA.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Armand Lauffer
Preface to the Third Edition
Ch 1: An Orientation to Proposal Writing
Types of Grant Applications
Components of a Proposal
The Process of Submitting a Proposal
The Difference Between Grants and Contracts
Organizing the Writing
Writing for an Established Organization or a New Organization
Writing Style and Format
Ch 2: Using Technology in Proposal Development
The Role and Use of Search Engines
Review of Funder’s Web Sites
Evaluating Data and Other Information
Electronic Submission of the Proposal
Ch 3: Understanding the Agency, the Community, and the Funder
Understanding the Agency
Understanding the Community
Understanding the Funder
Ch 4: Problem- or Needs-Based Program Development
Understanding the Community Through Data
Understanding Barriers to Service
Program Design and Theoretical Orientations
Conceptualizing Program Ideas
Working with a Collaborative
Sustainability and Institutionalization
Ch 5: Writing the Needs or Problem Statement
The Purpose of the Needs/Problem Statement
A Guide to Writing the Needs/Problem Statement
Ch 6: Writing Goals, Objectives and Implementation Plan
Section One: Goals and Objectives
Section Two: Implementation Plan
Ch 7: Writing the Evaluation Plan
The Benefits of Evaluation
Developing an Evaluation Plan
Writing the Evaluation Section
Other Evaluation Considerations
Ch 8: Creating the Budget
Types of Budgets
Budgeting for the First-Time Grant Writer
Other Budgeting Issues
Ch 9: Agency Capability and Finishing Touches
The Agency Capability Statement
Requesting Letters of Support
The Proposal Abstract
The Title and Title Page
The Cover Letter
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Appendix A: Estimating Time
Appendix B: Funding Resource Information
References and Suggested Readings
About the Authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    I'm considering buying a second copy for a grant-writing friend

    I had to buy this book as a textbook for class. I was initially frustrated at how small the paperback was for my almost forty dollars. But, Proposal Writing turned out to be one of the most helpful books of the semester. It is clear and concise, an easy read that doesn't waste your time. It guides you section by section through different kinds of proposals, a good intro to a world that expects you to know its hidden rules in advance. The authors tell from their experience the sorts of things you should mention, emphasize, enumerate, and avoid in each section.

    I wish that it had example papers, but I'm holding on to this one.

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