Complete Guide to Getting a Grant: How to Turn Your Ideas into Dollars

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"Armed with this invaluable book and a bit of perseverance, you will be well on your way to tapping into available sources." —Joan Hamburg

Laurie Blum knows everything there is to know about the five billion dollars in grant monies available to finance a wide array of ideas and projects. With clear explanations and proven strategies for success, her indispensable guide will help you develop a game plan to get the grant you need. Here's where ...

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Overview

"Armed with this invaluable book and a bit of perseverance, you will be well on your way to tapping into available sources." —Joan Hamburg

Laurie Blum knows everything there is to know about the five billion dollars in grant monies available to finance a wide array of ideas and projects. With clear explanations and proven strategies for success, her indispensable guide will help you develop a game plan to get the grant you need. Here's where you'll find complete details on:
* Shaping your idea to attract funding.
* Preparing your funding campaign—from research and organization to budgeting and marketing.
* Finding the right resource—building a prospect list, using basic references, and keeping data sheets.
* Writing your proposal.
* Following up on responses—what to do if you receive a grant and what steps to take if your request is turned down.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Blum is a professional fund-raiser and the author of 15 books on fund-raising in the ``Free Money'' series (e.g., Free Money for Heart Disease and Cancer Care , LJ 6/1/92). This guide is a solid, basic overview of the grant-writing process, from assessing needs and researching a match to proposal writing and follow-up. The guide is aimed at individuals who wish to fund projects, either with or without nonprofit affiliations; however, it would be a useful primer for any novice grant seeker. Blum attempts to balance sensible advice with upbeat encouragement. She even supplies advice on self-motivation and efficient working procedures. Recommended for libraries with clients who need a do-it-yourself introduction to grants.-- Ruth M. Ross, Olympic Coll. Lib., Bremerton, Wash.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471155096
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 368

Meet the Author

LAURIE BLUM is America's Free Money(r) expert and author of more than twenty books on the subject, including her bestseller, Free Money(r) for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs. She is also the cofounder of Blum & O'Hara, a highly successful fund-raising company. Ms. Blum lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
1 It Starts with an Idea 13
2 Preparing Your Funding Campaign 47
3 Finding the Right Funder 89
4 You Don't Have to Go It Alone: Working with a Sponsor 134
5 The Foundations 162
6 Corporate Funders 183
7 Government Funders 206
8 Individual Donors 230
9 The Proposal 242
10 Follow-up 304
Appendix 323
Index 357
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