The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing, 3rd Edition

by Waddy Thompson
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing, 3rd Edition by Waddy Thompson

An updated and revised edition-offering new information on some of the most popular topics in grant writing.

This new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Grant Writing provides essential information on how to start a freelance business, covering such topics as getting that first assignment, pricing, state regulations, organizing and customizing proposals, researching funders, sponsorship, and much more.

• In the current economic environment, government and private sector grants will continue to be an important way to acquire funds for projects.

• Includes grant writing samples.

• This book's templates and other resources will now be easy to find and use on

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615640973
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Waddy Thompson is director of external affairs for the New York Foundation for the Arts, where he oversees fund-raising activities from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources, bringing in $5 million a year; and has worked as a grant writer for organizations including Poets & Writers, Inc., Second Stage Theatre, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing, 3rd Edition 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PRCurzon More than 1 year ago
I love Waddy Thompson's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing (Third Edition). Brilliantly written and organized, this book is a true find. Step by step, he beautifully covers all the necessary aspects for writing a successful grant, building the pieces logically until they form the comprehensive whole. The sample letters and budgets, which supplement his explanations, are invaluable. Together, the book forms the perfect tool for putting together an exquisitely effective proposal, simply by following the guide chapter by chapter. I feel this book is an absolute must for any person learning the craft, be it a freelance writer who is branching out into a new field, a lone artist in his/her studio, or a staff member of a large development department in a prestigious organization. Talking about freelancers, especially valuable is his chapter for the independent grant writer. Here he clearly and magnificently outlines the process of becoming a freelancer, giving detailed information of what to say, and even what to charge for a grant proposal, so that you feel extremely comfortable presenting yourself to a client. It is the bible for answering any questions or lending moral support in the increasingly important and difficult field of fundraising. An absolute winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago