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Find grant funding now! : the five-step prosperity process for entrepreneurs and business

Author: Sarah Beth Aubrey
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
Series: Wiley nonprofit authority series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is built around the Five-Step Prosperity Process Aubrey uses for her clients every day. Other features will include sample forms, such as Letters of Intent, grant searching checklists, budgets, narrative formation, sample merit review, checklist for the top five feasibility points, 30 and 60 day grant project management plans, and very importantly, the customized Grant Readiness Assessment Tool. The book  Read more...
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Aubrey, Sarah Beth.
Find grant funding now!
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
(DLC) 2013030214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Beth Aubrey
ISBN: 9781118710425 1118710428 9781118710418 111871041X 1118710487 9781118710487
OCLC Number: 855858316
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi About the Author xxv PART ONE Navigating the Grant and Funding Landscape 1 Why Grants Now? 3 Why Grant Funding Is Hot 4 Regulations, Rules, and Red Tape 10 Perspectives on Prosperity 13 2 The Five Steps to Navigating the Grant Process 15 New Ventures, Entrepreneurial Needs 18 Overview of the Five-Step Process 20 Before You Begin: The Idea 21 Step 1: Project 22 Measurable 23 Targeted Outcome 24 Aligns with the GFO s Goals 24 Has Designated, Realistic Milestones 25 Justifiable, Workable Budget 25 Demonstrates Ability to Sustain After Grant Funding 25 Shows Some Aspect of Greater Good 26 Step 2: Peruse 26 Step 3: Ponder 27 Step 4: Prepare 28 Step 5: Patience 29 Perspectives on Prosperity 30 3 What Is a Grant? 31 Bringing Structure to the Grant Process 33 The Elements of a Grant 35 Award of Cash 36 Terms and Timeframe 37 Are There Ever Any Exceptions? 39 Are There Ever Any Extensions? 39 Grants Are Usually a Reimbursement 40 Reporting Is Required 41 Grants Can Be Recalled 41 A Grant Is Always Competitive 42 What Grants Are Not 42 Grants versus Loans 43 Grants versus Scholarships 45 Grants versus Rebates 45 Grants versus Tax Credits 45 Grants versus Endowments 45 Grants versus Fundraising 46 Grants Are Not Free Money 46 Perspectives on Prosperity 47 4 Is There Really Money Out There? 49 Matching Your Project with the GFOs 50 Is There Enough Grant Money? 51 How Big Is the Federal Grant Marketplace? 51 Government Grants 52 The Difference between State and Federal Government Grant Makers 54 How Much Grant Funding Is at the State Level? 55 Foundation and Nonprofit Grants 56 Corporate Foundations 59 The Size of the Philanthropic Marketplace 59 Trade Associations 60 Perspectives on Prosperity 65 PART TWO Strategies for Grant Success 5 Finding the Money 69 Effective Searching 70 Funds Follow Fit 71 Seven Key Questions for Effective Grant Agency Searching 72 Time Efficiency 72 Should I Send in Unsolicited Material? 74 Other Searching Tips 75 Create a Grant Tracking System 77 Determining Eligibility and Feasibility (Step 3) 80 Eligibility Assessment 81 Feasibility Assessment 83 Decoding Federal Grant Announcements 85 Perspectives on Prosperity 96 6 Is There a Grant for That? 97 Types of Work You can Fund with Grants 99 What Does Technical Assistance Mean? 100 What s Trending Now? 101 Unique Funding Example 103 The Real Impact: How Grant Dollars Meet a Need 104 Non-Money Reasons to Ask for Money 105 Should Grants be Used only When You Need the Money? 106 Other Values of Grants 107 To Leverage Funding 107 To Enhance Public Relations 108 To Establish Credibility and Viability 110 To Support Your Causes 110 To Gain Collaborator Buy-In 111 To Demonstrate Trustworthiness 112 Perspectives on Prosperity 113 7 The High Stakes of Winning or Losing Grants 115 Strategic Considerations Before Applying 118 Alignment of Mission and Vision 118 Financial Considerations 119 Public Relations/Marketplace Impact 120 Privacy and Intellectual Capital Exposure 121 Personal and Social Ramifications 122 Added Costs 122 Timing 124 When to Partner on an Application 125 Do Special Certifications Matter? 126 Perspectives on Prosperity 127 8 Creating a Project Team 129 The Project Team 130 Importance of a Solid Team 132 Selecting a Project Manager 133 Should I Hire a Grant Writer? 135 Assembling the Team: Roles to Fill 138 Allocating Your Time 141 Preparing the Application 142 Reviewing the Application 143 Perspectives on Prosperity 144 PART THREE Application, Award, Afterward 9 Putting the Package Together 147 Grant Application Basics 148 Narratives 150 Top Narrative Components Explained 151 Tips for Narratives 154 Forms and Signatures 156 Budget and Justification 158 Supporting Documentation 163 Addendums 164 Financials 165 Matching Funds Documentation 166 Identification and Registration Numbers 167 Perspectives on Prosperity 167 10 Scoring Your Application 171 Evaluating a Grant Proposal 172 Objective and Subjective Grant Evaluation 174 Objective Scoring Items 175 Subjective Scoring Items 175 Scoring Points 175 Building Your Own (Probable) Score 176 Self-Evaluation Score 178 Grant Submission 182 Hard Copy 184 Online Submission 185 Perspectives on Prosperity 186 11 Surviving the Wait 187 Honing Your Patience 188 My Application Is Turned In Now What? 189 What To Do While You Wait 190 The Responses 191 They Said Yes! 191 Oh, No, I Got Denied! 192 What s a Resubmit? 193 Should I Appeal? 194 How Should I Answer That Question from the GFO? 195 Does No Mean No, Or Not Now? 197 The Grant Agreement 199 I Have This One Little Change ... 199 Other Questions To Ask 201 Transitioning from Applicant to Awardee 202 When Do I Get Paid? 202 Finalizing the Grant Period and Closing Out 203 Reporting 204 Closing Out the Grant and Project Periods 205 Perspectives on Prosperity 206 Conclusion Grant Writing Secrets 207 Perspectives on Prosperity 208 Appendix A Project Evaluation Tool 211 Appendix B Grant Planning Tool 217 Index 221
Series Title: Wiley nonprofit authority series.
Responsibility: Sarah Beth Aubrey.


A practical, proven system for finding, applying for, and winning grants for your small business This year alone, there is at least $350 million worth of grant money available for small  Read more...
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