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The only grant-writing book you'll ever need

Author: Ellen Karsh; Arlen Sue Fox
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Karsh; Arlen Sue Fox
ISBN: 9780465058938 0465058930 0465058922 9780465058921
OCLC Number: 863044257
Description: xxxv, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox.

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A revised and updated edition of the essential guide to grant-writing.  Read more...

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