Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Multimedia Tutorials and Grant Development Tools

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Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to-manual, and multimedia workshop.

Now presented in Neal-Schuman's newly revised How-To-Do-It series layout, Winning Grants gives you MacKellar's and Gerding's combined decades of successful grant-getting techniques in an accessible design so you can master these complex processes more easily. The authors' expertise is unique as ...

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Overview

Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to-manual, and multimedia workshop.

Now presented in Neal-Schuman's newly revised How-To-Do-It series layout, Winning Grants gives you MacKellar's and Gerding's combined decades of successful grant-getting techniques in an accessible design so you can master these complex processes more easily. The authors' expertise is unique as they have been on all sides of the grant process as grant writers, reviewers, project coordinators, consultants, and trainers. They have maintained the popular Library Grants Blog for over five years, helping librarians find grant opportunities easily and at no cost.
This multimedia package features three sections. Part I, "The Grant Process Cycle," presents the full grant process cycle with MacKellar and Gerding sharing invaluable procedural advice that distinguishes proposals that receive sustained funding. Part II, "Library Grant Success Stories," showcases real-life success stories that demonstrate the process in practice and provide motivational tips from successful library staff. Part III, "The Winning Grants Multimedia Toolkit and DVD," includes time-saving tools, such as reusable checklists, worksheets, and templates. All of these tools are both in the book and reproduced as Microsoft Word documents on the multimedia DVD so you can make these templates your own and share them with colleagues. The DVD includes the entire text of successful grant proposals plus ten instructional videos to walk you through each step of the grant process cycle:

1: Grant Process Cycle Overview
2: Planning for Success
3: Discovering and Designing the Grant Project
4: Organizing the Grant Team
5: Understanding the Sources and Resources
6: Researching and Selecting the Right Grant
7: Creating and Submitting the Winning Proposal
8: Getting Funded and Implementing the Project
9: Reviewing and Continuing the Process
10: Top 10 Tips for Grant Success

You can also use these materials for workshops and training.

Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians With Multimedia Tutorials And Grant Development Tools will help you stay on track, keep you organized, and take you through the grant process cycle, starting with your library goals and finishing with a successful grant proposal.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Cindy Faughnan
Winning Grants is a useful how-to manual especially focused on libraries that are looking for funding for particular projects. Part I details the steps necessary to create a winning grant proposal for public or school libraries. It stresses the importance of early planning that includes the vision and mission of the library, from which any grant proposal must grow. It shows how to do a needs assessment and how to build goals and objectives that are important to your particular community and library. It stresses the need to involve a planning team and community partners to build a stronger grant and to be sure the plan meets the community's needs. It repeats the importance of writing the grant based on needs, rather than writing a grant because money is available. Part II includes real-life stories of projects that won grants. These stories can be used to inspire ideas for your own library or to look at the process the grant winners went through and their advice to other grant seekers. Part III contains templates for planning tools such as checklists and worksheets. These can also be found on a multi-media DVD which includes instructional videos that go along with each chapter. The tools are extremely helpful because they are easy to access and print multiple times. While the book focuses on libraries, the grant development methods could be applied to other groups who are trying to write a grant or organize a large project. Following each of the steps would benefit any planner. Reviewer: Cindy Faughnan
Library Journal
The authors of the popular "Library Grants" blog (librarygrants.blogspot.com) here share their knowledge in this restructured, expanded, and modernized (especially the resources) edition of their 2006 book, Grants for Libraries. Their useful, step-by-step guide leads users through each phase of the process and demystifies the procedure of finding library funding in these difficult economic times. Particularly helpful for beginners is the chapter on funding sources, as well as the book's accompanying multimedia toolkit and DVD, which offer ten minitutorials and downloadable tools, including real samples of successful grants from all types of libraries, which can be modified to fit any project proposal. (None of these success stories was in the earlier edition.) VERDICT Libraries who bought the earlier version may think twice about spending the money, since many of the resources can be found elsewhere. Nonetheless, this great all-around resource should be a staple for those just entering the challenging world of grant seeking and for the well-rounded library collection.—Jane Hebert, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555707002
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Series: How-to-Do-It Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,219,350
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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