3rd ed., Rev. & updated.
xxxv, 411 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Pt. 1: Prerequisites
Lesson 1: Who am I? (and what in the world do I want to do?)
Lesson 2: Wait a second..what is a grant...and where do I get one
Lesson 3: Making (dollars and) sense of grant-application packages; what grantmakers want
Lesson 4: 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
Pt. 2: It's finally time to write the proposal
Lesson 5: Foundations of proposal writing
Lesson 6: Writing (proposals) with style; twelve basic rules
Lesson 7: Writing (proposals) with style: tackling the blank page
Lesson 8: Identifying and documenting the need: what problem will a grant fix?
Lesson 9: Goals and objectives: what do you hope to achieve if you get the money?
Lesson 10: Developing and presenting a winning program
Lesson 11: Finding partners and building coalitions (the MOUSs that roared)
Lesson 12: The evaluation plan: how can you be sure if your program worked?
Lesson 13: The budget: how much will it cos..and is the cost resonable?
Lesson 14: Sustainability: how will you continue the program when the grant funds run out? (and you'd better not say, "I won't")
Lesson 15: Capacity: proving that you can get the job done
Lesson 16: Front and back: the cover page or cover letter, the abstract, the table of contents, and the appendix
Pt. 3: And after the proposal
Lesson 17: The site visit---playing host
Lesson 18: So now you know---what's next?
Appendix 1: 50 tips for improving your chances of winning a grant -- Appendix 2: Proposal checklist -- Appendix 3: Glossary -- Appendix 4: Sampe grant forms: Washington (D.C.) area common grant applications format; Federal cover page, form SF-424; Sample cover letter; Sample letter of inquiry -- Sample abstract -- Appendix 5: Representative list of community foundations -- Appendix 6: Websites
This book is designed to help nonprofit organizations craft proposals for grants from foundations, companies, and government agencies. Ellen Karsh, a writer and former director of the Mayor's Office of Grants Administration, in New York, and Arlen Sue Fox, associate executive director for development at Sunnyside Community Services, also in New York, significantly update this edition from 2005 by including interviews with grant makers about how the current economic crisis is affecting their giving and how grant seekers can improve their chances of garnering support. The book includes a proposal checklist, a glossary of terms, sample grant forms, and a list of Web sites that provide information on grants offered by foundations, corporations, and the government
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Fox, Arlen Sue.