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This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal.
Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion.
New edition features:
Introduction: Why Storytelling?
ONE First Steps: Getting Ready for Grantseeking.
TWO Research and Relationships: Finding and Cultivating Your Audience.
THREE The Short Story: Writing Letters of Inquiry.
FOUR The Proposal Narrative: Introducing the Characters and the Place.
FIVE The Need or Problem: Building Tension and Confl ict into Your Story.
SIX Goals, Objectives, and Methods: Making Changes by Addressing the Problem.
SEVEN Evaluation and Future Funding: Writing the Epilogue and Planning for a Sequel.
EIGHT The Budget: Translating Your Story from Words to Numbers.
NINE The Summary, Titles, and Headings: Preparing Your Marketing Copy.
TEN Packaging: Publishing Your Proposal Story.
ELEVEN Site Visits and Beyond: Interacting with Funders.
TWELVE Beyond Grants: Applying the Storytelling Method.
Appendix: The Final Manuscript: Two Letter Proposal Samples.
Posted March 11, 2010
in today's economy there is money out there... we will be paying for it in the future anyway, so my libertarian fiscal hope that something useful is created with the money rather than just a waste of money or bread and circuses... so get your entrepreneurial hat on, create a local grass roots garage based think tank and solve the energy crisis... build a new widget... create a high tech product... make a bio medical breakthrough... be the modern Edison and just do it... even a simple novel idea
this is an excellent primer on doing your grants... check it out.
make us proud... make us strong... make it here in the USA
Posted August 3, 2010
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