Writing For a Good Cause: The Complete Guide to Crafting Proposals and Other Persuasive Pieces for NonProfits (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 19, 2000 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, Writing for a Good Cause is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs. Whether you work for a storefront social action agency or a leading university, the authors' knowledgeable, practical advice will help you:
  • Write the perfect proposal -- from the initial research and interviews to the final product
  • Draft, revise, and polish a "beguiling, exciting, can't-put-it-down and surely can't-turn-it-down" request for funds
  • Create case statements and other big money materials -- also write, design, and print newsletters, and use the World Wide Web effectively
  • Survive last-minute proposals and other crises -- with the Down-and-Dirty Proposal Kit!

Writing for a Good Cause provides everything fund raisers, volunteers, staff writers, freelancers, and program directors need to know to win funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  

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Review: Writing For A Good Cause: The Complete Guide To Crafting Proposals And Other Persuasive Pieces For Nonprof

User Review  - Cassandra - Goodreads

A good introduction to writing for non-profits. A little dated when it came to digital technologies but an enjoyable read with some great tips. Especially useful for beginner fundraisers. Read full review

Review: Writing For A Good Cause: The Complete Guide To Crafting Proposals And Other Persuasive Pieces For Nonprof

User Review  - Marian Deegan - Goodreads

Here is a practical and charming guide to writing solidly effective grants...and any other sort of business proposal. This is a smart, canny, and thorough resource for organizing, crafting, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
THE WACKY WORLD OF FUND RAISING
19
What Is Fund Raising Anyway? The ABCs of the Nonprofit World
21
Who Does What and Why
31
Using Words for a Cause
45
WRITING THE PERFECT PROPOSAL
55
Asking from Strength
57
How to Research and Interview
71
From Angry Letters to Ads and Editorials
175
CASE STATEMENTS
187
How to Write Edit Design and Print
208
Email and the World Wide Web
237
SO NOW YOURE ALL SET RIGHT?
257
THE GOTTAGETITOUTRIGHTNOW HOWLATEIS
275
From Notes to Outline
282
From Introduction to Reprise
299

Making Each Section Sing
84
ThankYou Letters and Reports
136
THE WRITERS CRAFT
145
How to Get Started
147
Revising Editing and Editing Again
157
How to Get It Crisp Styled and Polished
169
How Late Did You Say Theyre Open? Proof Package and Out the Door
307
APPENDIX
314
INDEX
327
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
333
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Joseph Barbato is president of Barbato Associates, which provides writing and design services to the fund-raising programs of nonprofits. He has worked with dozens of nonprofits, including New York University, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and The United Nations Foundation.

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