Right Before You Write: The Groundbreaking Planning Process Used to Win More Than $385 Million in Competitive Grant Awards

Overview


Maintaining that effective grant proposals tell a tale, this innovative program provides a step-by-step guide to key planning strategies that are essential to know before writing even begins. With practical advice and clear examples, this handbook demonstrates how storytelling techniques of Hollywood’s top screenwriters can help program planners hone vague ideas into compelling concepts imbued with structure and real-life drama that are more likely to capture the attention of funding ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $4.74   
  • Used (3) from $4.74   
Sending request ...

Overview


Maintaining that effective grant proposals tell a tale, this innovative program provides a step-by-step guide to key planning strategies that are essential to know before writing even begins. With practical advice and clear examples, this handbook demonstrates how storytelling techniques of Hollywood’s top screenwriters can help program planners hone vague ideas into compelling concepts imbued with structure and real-life drama that are more likely to capture the attention of funding agencies. Using "Jon's Almost World Famous Seven Cs!"—a fun, easy-to-follow, seven-step blueprint to designing winning grant proposals—everyone from novices to professionals will better their thinking and, in the process, better their chances of winning competitive grants.

National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News: Finalist in Business, Writing & Publishing; Semi-Finalist in General Business/Economics

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Axiom Business Book Awards 2009 Silver Award Winner: General Business/Economics Category

Finalist, Business: Writing & Publishing National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Semi-Finalist, General Business/Economics

Annual Terry McAdam Book Award

2009 Bill Fisher Award

"Soars light-years beyond the 'business as usual' approach to grant writing . . . Take this book at its title: it’s not really about making you write better, it’s about making you think smarter, long before you commit a single word to paper."  —Gail Willumsen, Emmy Award–winning writer and producer, Gemini Productions

"Required reading for all our writers."  — Kristina Brook, MA, owner, K&M Enterprises: Research & Fund Development

"At last . . . a book that tells you what you really need to know about the art of successful grant writing. The author’s experience, passion and humor bring a unique perspective to this book that is filled with practical advice and clear examples."  — Cheryl Gourgouris, director, Program-Richstone Family Center

"This is the funniest book about writing I've ever read—and also the most serious."  — Jim Barnes, managing editor, Independent Publisher Online Book Contest

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981621609
  • Publisher: Sandy Point Ink
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,470,798
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan O’Brien, ThD, is a screenwriting instructor at Santa Barbara City College, a program designer, and a grant writer. He is a former CBS program executive and a creator and a former cohost of the NPR radio program Beyond Words. He lives in Lompoc, California.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)