Go Get That Grant!: A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations

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Scarecrow Press, Apr 26, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 124 pages
In these tough economic times, funding opportunities have decreased, while competition for monies has increased. Thus, this how-to guide is a must for anyone interested in writing, procuring, and implementing grants. Designed for libraries and nonprofit organizations, Go Get That Grant! includes information about types of grants available through government agencies and foundations, as well as how to locate funding opportunities.

From gathering basic information about an organization through accepting and implementing grants, Gail Staines provides step-by-step expert advice, numerous examples, and proven writing strategies. She also explains the processes of identifying fundable projects and selecting potential sources of funding.

This volume also contains several appendixes with samples of strategic plans, narratives, budgets, needs assessments, evaluations, and much more. As securing funds becomes increasingly difficult, this current and useful book will prove enormously effective.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 Introduction
1
Chapter 02 Creating Your Toolkit
5
Chapter 03 Identifying a Project
11
Chapter 04 Types of Grants
17
Chapter 05 Funding Sources
23
Chapter 06 Select a Grant and Start Writing
31
Chapter 07 Submitting Your Grant
53
Chapter 08 Making the Grant Successful
59
Grantwriting Worksheets
87
Case Study 1 Sample Narrative of a Successful Grant
91
Case Study 2 Sample Narrative from an Unsuccessful Grant
95
Examples of Needs Assessments
97
Example of an Unsuccessful Budget
99
Example of a Successful Budget
101
Examples of Evaluation Plans
103
Sample Grant Application Form for a Foundation
105

Chapter 09 Some Advice and Final Words
65
Samples of a ThreeYear Strategic Plan Outline
71
Sample Entries for Government Grants
75
Sample Query Letter
79
Sample Entries for Foundations
81
Sample Organizational Chart
85
References
109
Additional Resources
111
Index
115
About the Author
117
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Gail M. Staines is assistant provost for University Libraries at Saint Louis University. She is co-author of Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students (Scarecrow, 2008).

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