I'll Grant You That: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals / Edition 1

I'll Grant You That: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals / Edition 1

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I'll Grant You That: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals / Edition 1

Need money to expand your program, train your staff, or create your project? Be assured, the money is out there. All you need to know is where the grant makers are, what they're looking for, and how to produce it. I'll Grant You That provides all three, presenting a complete course on obtaining grants.

Part book, part CD-ROM, I'll Grant You That is an all-in-one resource for finding funds, designing winning projects, and writing powerful proposals. The book itself offers everything you need to write a successful proposal. Not only does it walk you step by step through the process, it provides a series of workshops in those areas you might need a little help, including writing, organizing, presenting, and being creative. On the CD-ROM, you'll find annotated sample grants that explain what works-and what doesn't-in writing a winning grant, links to a host of Internet resources for grants and grant writing, and self-assessment tools to help you write the best grant possible.

Burke and Prater's own efforts have led not only to millions of dollars, but, more important, to improved education for their students, better communities, and richer professional lives. With I'll Grant You That, the authors grant you the same.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325001975
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 04/20/2000
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,151,578
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1. Conduct a Strategic Assessment

Explore the Philanthropic Network

Seek Support for Your Proposal

Choose Grants That Match Your Needs and Values

Review the Grant Application Packet

Write a Concept Paper, a Letter of Inquiry, or a Letter of Intent to Apply

Write the Introduction

Identify, Validate, and Align Your Project Needs and Benefits

Define and Align Your Goals and Objectives

Describe Your Methods, Activities, Management Plan, and Timeline

Create Your Evaluation Plan and Assessment Tools

Develop and Justify the Budget

Write the Abstract, Overview, or Summary

Assemble the Necessary Attachments and Appendices

Revise, Refine, Complete, and Submit Your Application

Wrapping Up: What to Do After You Submit

Workshop 1: Writing with Power

Workshop 2: Designing Winning Documents

Workshop 3: Organizing for Success

Workshop 4: Running Effective Meetings

Workshop 5: Giving Dynamic Presentations

Workshop 6: Making Room for Creativity

Workshop 7: Managing the Change Process: Planning, Implementing, Sustaining


A. Works Cited

B. Glossary of Useful Terms

C. Sample National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Proposal

D. Sample Letter Proposal for Textbooks

E. Sample Sabbatical Proposal

F. The Ultimate Source for Help and Information: The Foundation Center

G. List of Examples in the Book

H. Sample Winning Proposal: The Apple Technology Grant

Sample Concept Paper: Summer Academic Program

J. Sample Letter Proposal

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