Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship / Edition 4

Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship / Edition 4

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Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship / Edition 4

Clear, easy-to-understand, and jargon-free, this updated Fourth Edition of Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship offers a step-by-step guide to writing a successful grant proposal to meet community needs. Throughout the book, the authors provide a guided process to assist the new grantwriter in understanding how to find grant opportunities, how to develop a viable project and evaluate outcomes, and how to prepare an application for funding. The book is written for employees in the non-profit sector who are asked to write a proposal and for students who may ultimately have careers that require this skill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412988995
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Series: SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 162,999
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Title Page
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Chapter One: An Orientation to Proposal Writing
A. A Book for the Beginning Grant Writer
B. A Brief History of Giving and Philanthropy
C. About the Non-Profit Agency
D. Differences between Grants and Contracts
E. Funding Sources and Guidelines for Grants and Contracts
• Governmental versus Foundation Applications
F. The Proposal Submission and Scoring Processes
• Proposal Scoring
Chapter Two: Organizing the Writing and Using Technology
A. The Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Proposal
B. Writing for an Established versus New Organization
• Writing for an Established Organization
C. Writing Style and Format
D. The Components of the Proposal
E. Using Techology
• The Role and Use of Search Engines
• Review of Funders’ Websites
• Assessing Data
• Electronic Submission of the Proposal
Chapter Three: Assessing the Organization
A. Mission-Driven Analysis of the Organization
B. Organizational Capacity
• Survey of the Organization
C. The Agency Capability Statement
• Sample Applicant Capability Statement
• Supportive Documentation
D. Working with a Collaborative
E. Writing a Proposal for a Collaborative
• Determine the Need and Establish Goals
• Explore Potential Program Offerings and Benefits
• Develop the Final Program Concept and Budget
Chapter Four: Generating and Refining Proposal Ideas
A. Understanding the Community
• Analyzing the Community through Data
- Client/Community Needs Assessment
- City, County, and State Demographic Data
- Journal Articles
- Local Newspapers
B. Problem or Needs-Based Program Ideas
C. Understanding Barriers in Program Design
• Barriers to Service
D. Agency Capacity and Sustainability
• Sustainability: Determining Income Generating Potential
• The Life Cycle of a Project
• Multi-Source Funding
E. Formulating Program Ideas
F. Applying the Logic Model
Chapter Five: Writing the Needs/Problem Statement
A. The Goal of the Need Statement
B. A Guide to Writing the Need Statement
• The Nature and Extent of the Need/Problem
• Factors Contributing to the Problem or Conditions
• Impact of the Need/Problem
• Promising Approaches for Improved Results
Chapter Six: Writing Goals, Objectives, and the Implementation Plan
Section One: Goals and Objectives
A. Program Goals
B. Formulating Objectives
C. Types of Objectives
• Process Objectives
• Outcome Objectives
Section Two: Implementation Plan
A. Developing the Implementation Plan
• Inputs – Resources/Preparatory Activities
• Process or Program-Related Activities
• Outputs/Units of Service
B. Writing the Project Narrative
C. Scope of Work
D. Project Timeline
Chapter Seven: Writing the Evaluation Plan
A. The Benefits of Evaluation
• Funder’s Perspective
• Organization’s Perspective
B. Developing an Evaluation Plan
C. Using the Logic Model
D. Process Evaluation
E. Outcome Evaluation
F. Writing the Evaluation Section
G. Other Evaluation Considerations
Chapter Eight: Creating the Budget
A. The Budget Context
B. Preparation of a Line Item Budget
C. Other Types of Budgets
• Matching Funds and In-Kind Budgets
D. Other Budgeting Issues
• Budget Adjustment
• Budget Amendment
• Contract Negotiations and Subcontracting
Chapter Nine: Finishing Touches
A. Requesting Letters of Support
B. Proposal Abstract
C. Title and Title Page
D. Cover Letter
Appendix A: Estimating Time
Appendix B: Funding Resource Information
References and Suggested Readings
About the Authors

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