Winning Grants: Step by Step / Edition 2by Mim Carlson, The Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Pub. Date: 01/28/2002
Winning Grants Step by Step is the definitive guide to writing persuasive and successful proposals. In easy-to-understand terms, Mim Carlson leads you through creating a proposal -- from start to finish -- that fulfills the three most important criteria grantmakers demand from a competitive proposal: a clearly stated purpose describing what your organization is trying to achieve, compelling evidence that demonstrates the importance of this goal, and a well-reasoned plan that outlines how your organization will meet the goal in a cost-effective manner. Once you have completed the workbook exercises, you will have a fully developed grant proposal for your organization. This revised and updated edition includes new examples and sample budgets that reflect the reality of today's nonprofit funding environment. It also offers guidance on using the Internet to research funders, current information on preparing and submitting proposals, and advice on building relationships with funders. The companion CD-ROM contains winning sample proposals from real organizations as well as blank worksheets that guide you though the proposal-writing process.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Workbook.
Introduction: An Overview of the Grantseeking Process.
Developing the Proposal Idea.
Developing Relationships with Funders.
Writing a Compelling Need Statement.
Defining Clear Goals and Objectives.
Developing Your Methods.
Preparing the Evaluation Component.
Developing Sustainability Strategies.
Preparing the Program Budget.
Writing the Organization Background Component.
Writing the Proposal Summary.
Putting the Package Together.
Sustaining Relationships with Funders.
Special Resource Section.
A. How to Research Funders.
B. Learning More About Funders.
C. How to Evaluate a Proposal Through a Funder s Eyes.
E. Helpful Web Sites for Grantseekers.
How to Use the CD-ROM.
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