xxii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
CD-ROM includes templates, forms, and checklists; examples of budget charts and request letters; Links to Regional Association of Grantmakers websites; and a sample grant application narrative.
Part I: Starting line basics for grant seekers
Ch.1 Grasping the nuts and bolts of grant writing
Ch.2 Drawing up your road map to gettng the bucks
Ch.3 Getting ready to write: Knowing what funders want
Part II: Cultivating your grant prospects
Ch.4 Dipping your toes into government grants
Ch.5 Wading through federal e-grant websites
Ch.6 Navigating foundation and corpoarate funding websites
Ch.7 Searching out grants for individuals and businesses
Ch.8 Investigating international funders
Part III: Increasing your odds of winning grants during dire times
Ch.9 Identifying the best government grant opportunities for your agency
Ch.10 Playing by the rules to win points
Ch.11 Using telling and selling words to write a compelling application
Part IV: Writing winning proposals
Ch.12 Crafting the supporting documents
Ch.13 Conveying your capabilities
Ch.14 Stating your needs: Relating your best worst
Ch.15 Presenting the big picture: Program design and accoutability
Ch.16 Outlining your staff and resource availability
Ch.17 Building the budget for the program design
Part V: Wrapping up the submission and following up
Ch.18 Finalizing your application
Ch.19 Staying organized in your application follow-up
Ch.20 Keeping the ball rolling, win or lose
Ch.21 Reaching out to corporations for cash and donations
Part VI: The part of tens
Ch.22 Ten tips for weathering hard times
Ch.23 Ten tips for increasing your chances of receiving funding
Appendix A: A complete example of a grant -- Application narrative -- Appendix B: About the CD
CD-ROM system requirements for PC: PC with Pentium or faster processor ; Microsoft Windows 98 or later ; at least 32 MB of RAM ; CD-ROM drive ; monitor capable of displaying at least 256 colors or grayscale ; Adobe Reader.
CD-ROM system requirements for MAC: Mac OS computer with a 68040 or faster processor ; Mac OS system software 7.6.1 or later ; at least 32 MB of RAM ; CD-ROM drive ; monitor capable of displaying at least 256 colors or grayscale ; Adobe Reader.
As the amount of established granting foundations increases, more money becomes available—but the application process can be long, tedious, and is always highly competitive. 'Grant Writing For Dummies' guides you through the entire grant-winning process and helps you stay current with application protocol and new grant opportunities to find a piece of the available $500 billion in government grants. If you're new to the grant writing process or have applied for grants in the past but had difficulties, Grant Writing For Dummies gives you fast and easy access to discover how to separate yourself from the pack and secure your grant in a slow, post-recession economy; advice for NGOs (non-government organizations) and NPOs (non-profit organizations) seeking assistance in the non-domestic grant arena; information on applying online for e-grants; formatting suggestions for a clean and organized e-application; step-by-step instruction for registering with and using Grants.gov, the largest online federal grant database; lists and recommendations for up-to-date grant opportunities via newly created Web sites and databases; strategic advice for grant writers during research, program design, and the application process, in order to keep current with the increasing expectations of granting boards; and more.
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