- Roundtable: Grantsmanship and the economy -- Part I. Prerequisites : Who am I? (and what in the world do I want to do?) -- Wait a second: What is a grant ... and where do I get one? -- Making (dollars and) sense of grant-application packages: what grantmakers want -- Getting ready to write a grant proposal : If you're a not-for-profit organization ; If you're a government agency or school district ; If you're an individual grant seeker -- Intangibles: things they never tell you (about proposal writing) -- Part II. It's finally time to write the proposal : Writing (proposals with style: 12 basic rules -- Identifying and documenting the need: what problem will a grant fix? -- Goals and objectives: what do you hope to achieve if you get the money? -- Developing and presenting a winning program -- Finding partners and building coalitions (The MOUs that roared) -- The evaluation plan: how can you be sure if your program worked? -- The budget: how much will it cost, and is the cost reasonable? -- Sustainability: how will you continue the program when the grant funds run out? (and you'd better not say, "I won't") -- Capacity: proving that you can get the job done -- Front and back: the cover page or cover letter, the abstract, the table of contents, and the appendix -- Part III. And after the proposal : The site visit: playing host -- So now you know, what next? -- Appendix 1: 50 tips for improving your chances of winning a grant -- Appendix 2: Proposal checklist -- Appendix 3: Glossary -- Appendix 4: Sample grant forms : Washington (D.C.) Area Common Grant Application Form ; Federal cover page, Form ED ; Sample cover letter ; Sample letter of inquiry (LOI) ; Sample abstract -- Appendix 5: Representative list of community foundation -- Appendix 6: Websites -- Appendix 7: Answers to pop quizzes.
- This book provides a step-by-step guide for grant writers, demystifying the process while offering advice from funders and grant recipients. Includes concrete suggestions for developing each section of a proposal, hands-on exercises that let you practice what you learn, a glossary of terms, funders round table discussions that explain why they award grants (and why they don't), round tabledtable on grantsmanship and the economy.
- 9780465058938 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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