Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps / Edition 1

Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps / Edition 1

by Kenneth T. Henson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0137072724

ISBN-13: 9780137072729

Pub. Date: 10/18/2011

Publisher: Pearson

This book breaks grant-writing down into 10 easy steps so school leaders learn how to sharpen their own skills and help others write highly-competitive grants.

Stripping away the mystery of grant-writing, Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps provides a straightforward template for securing more grants for your school

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Overview

This book breaks grant-writing down into 10 easy steps so school leaders learn how to sharpen their own skills and help others write highly-competitive grants.

Stripping away the mystery of grant-writing, Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps provides a straightforward template for securing more grants for your school and district. Drawing on author Kenneth Henson’s considerable success in this arena, the book outlines a series of steps that involve understanding the funder, identifying the funder’s needs, and crafting proposals to capitalize on each opportunity. Filled with real examples, the book explains the parts of a grant, provides good grant sources, and details ways to ensure a grant gets funded again and again.

Hallmark Features

  • Draws on the authors’ success and experience–which includes over 30 funded grants on a variety of topics from art to physics, ranging from a few thousand to several million dollars.
  • Breaks grant writing down into 10 easy steps–and devotes chapters to the grant-writing process; common grant-writing myths; establishing a grant-writing library; the parts of a grant and how they are developed; constructing an irresistible budget; grant-writing style; good grant sources; the importance of partnerships; and ensuring the grant works and gets refunded.
  • Includes a full chapter on the budget (chapter 6)–and shows how to prepare a budget that will tempt any potential funder and convince them that your proposal is the most practical.
  • Shows how to target good grant sources (chapter 8)–and includes grant-finding tips from successful grant writers so readers learn how to identify and secure funding sources.
  • Provides examples of real grants written by PK-12 educators in a mix of urban, suburban, and rural schools–so readers can examine the actual grants and hear the author explain in their own words how they learned about the grant opportunities, why they wrote their grants, how each grant helped their schools.
  • Offers a list of most frequently used terms and a comprehensive glossary of grant-writing terms (appendix)–that introduce the special language of grant writing.
  • Includes an appendix with a variety of writing-ready tools–such asa glossary of grant terms, several full-blown grants, and grammar exercises to help develop a crisp writing style and avoid the most common grammatical mistakes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137072729
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
814,928
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Step 1. Getting the Right Attitude

Step 2. Moving You Beyond The Myths

Step 3. Using the Right Vocabulary and Tools

Step 4. Choosing Your Path

Step 5. Including All the Right Parts

Step 6. Preparing the Budget

Step 7. Developing a Succinct Writing Style

Step 8. Finding Funding Sources

Step 9. Forming Partnerships

Step 10: Going to the Stars

Appendixes

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