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The How To Grants Manual, 6th edition is an essential guide for grant seekers who are new to the process, as well as seasoned grant seekers who want to maintain a competitive edge in the grants marketplace. The book and its accompanying CD-ROM contain the latest grants information, updates on 43 worksheets and exhibits found in the 5th edition, and ten new exhibits designed to streamline the grants process.

If you are seeking a grant for your university, college, school, or nonprofit organization for research, a model project, a demonstration project, equipment, or a building, this book will provide the help you need. The How To Grants Manual is intended to assist you in understanding the grants marketplace and grantors, to provide you with the newest databases avilable to pinpoint the right grantors, and to give you the ability to calculate your chances of success before you invest the time to develop a full proposal.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Since it was first published in 1984, Bauer's manual has become a standard in its field. In this new edition, he has updated the examples, added some new strategies, and expanded the information about online resources. Bauer offers many suggestions and tips (as well as encouragement) to help grantseekers become proactive. The first section does a good job of helping grantseekers see the grant proposal from the grantor's perspective. It also provides information on how to develop and document a proposal, write and refine it, and find the right venue for it. The second and third sections cover the process of identifying and applying for government and private grants. In addition to clarifying the differences between public and private funding, these sections detail the planning, research, and submission of grants, as well as how to follow up on them. The book includes tables, charts, and worksheets that summarize the information and help grantseekers focus their thinking. If a library can only purchase one book on developing grant proposals, this one should be at or very near the top of the list.--Kathy Breeden, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lib. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
The new edition incorporates changes and trends over the past five years in seeking and landing funding for education-based projects and institutions. It reflects the growing number of foundations with Web pages, using the Internet, the government trend toward online applications, recent statistics, and new resources. It includes worksheets, forms, sample letters, and examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
James E. McLean
I am pleased to recommend the Eighth edition of The “How To” Grants Manual by David Bauer to you. I have used several earlier editions and they have enhanced my on grant productivity as well as that of those who worked in centers I have directed and The University of Alabama College of Education while I was dean. In fact, the College’s external funding increased over $1.5 million to $16.2 million per year over the nine years I served in that position. Our entire grant effort was based on educating the faculty to use Bauer’s winning grants, step-by-step, process. Previous uses of this process with college faculty and public school educators in Alabama and Tennessee brought similar successes.
Jed C. Macosko
The “How To” Grants Manual by David G. Bauer has been a lifesaver. By applying the principles it contains, I started winning competitive grants, which erased my worries about getting tenure. In particular, researching potential grantors, targeting them based on their past granting history, and making preproposal contact were instrumental steps in raising my grant-winning success rate from 0 out of 8 in my first three years to 6 out of 7 over the next two years, and successfully attracting over $750,000 in that time period. The 8th edition of The “How To” Grants Manual has even more ideas and updated resources. As government grants dry up, this book will show readers how to put their proposals ahead of the pack and how to find (and win) non-traditional grants.
Michael J. Zdilla
Bauer’s methods were key to elevating the quality of my research proposals to a level at which they became competitive. After implementing Bauer’s approaches to proposal craft, I went from zero funded lead-PI grants to four in just over a year. Further, The “How To” Grants Manual has prepared me to mentor my own junior colleagues in sculpting proposals and raising them from being merely strong and innovative to a level which they are truly memorable.
Christine Chamberlain
For over ten years our office has used the David G. Bauer “How To” Grants Manual as the backbone of our grant writing training for faculty and staff. Without a doubt we have benefited from its insight and detailed process for developing successful grant proposals. In the past seven years, not only has our external funding almost doubled from $12 million to over $22 million, but so have the number of faculty and staff submitting proposals. The “How To” Grants Manual demystifies the grants process, and provides the critical tools necessary to succeed in the highly competitive grants world. It is a must have.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275997908
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Series: ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

David G. Bauer has authored 10 books on grantseeking and fundraising over his forty-five year career that included securing grants for school districts, universities and non-profit organizations while teaching over forty-five thousand participants in his seminars. Bauer has served as a national trainer for non-profits, a foundation director, and a research director. Currently, he is directing a very successful grants coaching program based on the pro-active step-by-step system in The “How To” Grants Manual.

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Table of Contents

List of Exhibits, Figures, and Tables
Pt. 1 Getting Ready to Seek Grant Support for Your Organization 1
Ch. 1 Setting Yourself Up for Grants Success: Developing a Proactive Grants System 3
Ch. 2 Developing and Documenting the Need for Your Project: Creating Urgency and a Compelling Proposal 12
Ch. 3 Finding Time to Write Grant Proposals: Organizing a Proposal Development Workbook 20
Ch. 4 Developing Grant-Winning Ideas: From Research to Model Projects 26
Ch. 5 Redefining Proposal Ideas: Improving Your Database Research and Finding More Funding Sources 32
Ch. 6 Why Grant Funds to You and Your Organization?: Capitalizing on Your Capabilities 37
Ch. 7 Creating Grant-Winning Teams and Consortia: Involving Volunteers through Advisory Committees and Advocacy Groups 46
Ch. 8 Choosing the Correct Grants Marketplace 59
Pt. 2 Public/Government Funding Opportunities 65
Ch. 9 Understanding the Government Marketplace 67
Ch. 10 Researching the Government Marketplace 75
Ch. 11 How to Contact Government Grant Sources 98
Ch. 12 Planning the Successful Federal Proposal 114
Ch. 13 Improving Your Federal Proposal: The Grants Quality Circle 147
Ch. 14 Submission: What to Do and What Not to Do 153
Ch. 15 Federal Grant Requirements 157
Ch. 16 Dealing with the Decision of Public Funding Sources 163
Ch. 17 Follow-Up with Government Funding Sources 166
Pt. 3 Private/Foundation Funding Opportunities 169
Ch. 18 Understanding the Private Foundation Marketplace 171
Ch. 19 Researching Potential Private Foundation Grantors: How to Find the Foundation That Is Best Suited to Fund Your Project 181
Ch. 20 Contacting a Private Foundation Before Submission 199
Ch. 21 Applying for Private Foundation Funds: Creating a Winning Letter Proposal 205
Ch. 22 Proposal Submission, the Decision, and Follow-Up: Private Foundation Funding Sources 213
Pt. 4 Private/Corporate Funding Opportunities 217
Ch. 23 Understanding the Corporate Marketplace 219
Ch. 24 Researching Potential Corporate Grantors: How to Find the Corporate Funding Source That Is Best Suited to Fund Your Project 227
Ch. 25 Contacting a Corporate Grantor Before Submission 238
Ch. 26 Applying for Corporate Funds 242
Ch. 27 Proposal Submission, the Decision, and Follow-Up: Corporate Grantors 250
List of Resources 253
David G. Bauer Associates, Inc. Ordering Information 272
Index 275
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