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Grant Writing For Dummies

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Grant Writing For Dummies

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An all-in-one guide to locating and securing available grants

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.

  • Interactive CD is packed with sample materials and templates to get you started on your proposals
  • Ready-to-use phrases for every successful proposal
  • Guidance on locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning grants for both non-profit and for-profit grant seekers

Grant Writing For Dummies provides you with invaluable guidance and the knowledge and know-how to give yourself the best chance to win grants.

An all-in-one guide to locating and securing available grants

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.

  • Interactive CD is packed with sample materials and templates to get you started on your proposals
  • Ready-to-use phrases for every successful proposal
  • Guidance on locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning grants for both non-profit and for-profit grant seekers

Grant Writing For Dummies provides you with invaluable guidance and the knowledge and know-how to give yourself the best chance to win grants.

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About the Author-
  • Dr. Beverly A. Browning, MPA, DBA, has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, contract bid requests, and organizational development for almost four decades. She has helped clients throughout the United States win more than a combined $350 million in grant monies.

Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Starting Line Basics for Grant Seekers 7

    Chapter 1: Grasping the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing 9

    Chapter 2: Drawing Up Your Road Map to Getting the Bucks 25

    Chapter 3: Getting Ready to Write: Knowing What Funders Want 43

    Part II: Cultivating Your Grant Prospects 55

    Chapter 4: Dipping Your Toes into Government Grants 57

    Chapter 5: Wading Through Federal E-Grant Websites 71

    Chapter 6: Navigating Foundation and Corporate Funding Websites 83

    Chapter 7: Searching Out Grants for Individuals and Businesses 95

    Chapter 8: Investigating International Funders 103

    Part III: Increasing Your Odds of Winning Grants during Dire Times 109

    Chapter 9: Identifying the Best Government Grant Opportunities for Your Agency 111

    Chapter 10: Playing by the Rules to Win Points 123

    Chapter 11: Using Telling and Selling Words to Write a Compelling Application 139

    Part IV: Writing Winning Proposals 149

    Chapter 12: Crafting the Supporting Documents 151

    Chapter 13: Conveying Your Capabilities 169

    Chapter 14: Stating Your Needs: Relating Your Best Worst 179

    Chapter 15: Presenting the Big Picture: Program Design and Accountability 189

    Chapter 16: Outlining Your Staff and Resource Availability 209

    Chapter 17: Building the Budget for the Program Design 221

    Part V: Wrapping Up the Submission and Following Up 241

    Chapter 18: Finalizing Your Application 243

    Chapter 19: Staying Organized in Your Application Follow-Up 255

    Chapter 20: Keeping the Ball Rolling, Win or Lose 265

    Chapter 21: Reaching Out to Corporations for Cash and Donations 275

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 283

    Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Weathering Hard Times 285

    Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Receiving Funding 291

    Appendix A: A Complete Example of a Grant Application Narrative 295

    Appendix B: About the CD 305

    Index 311

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