Grant Writing 101: Everything You Need to Start Raising Funds Today

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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A Crash Course in Writing Powerful, Persuasive Grants!

"Grant Writing 101 provides straightforward and effective strategies for improving results. It is a wonderful reference guide for experienced fundraisers and an invaluable 'how-to' manual for those starting their careers."
—Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

"This new book is an essential tool in helping nonprofits manage grant writing by keeping it simple, easy, and enjoyable!"
—Barb Larson, CEO, American Red Cross, Silicon Valley

Grant Writing 101 offers quick and easy tactics for getting the funding you need—right now!

Written to enable beginners with little or no experience to hit the ground running, it covers:

  • Ten tactics for writing a compelling proposal
  • Tips for finding the best grantor for your needs
  • Important components of various types of grants
  • Next steps for when you're approved

Includes samples of grant proposals and budget presentations!


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Wow: I purchased this book through What a tremendous read, this is the first fundraising book that was talking to me, not above me. I now feel confident that I can be a mini expert when applying for a simple grant. The time that this book will save me is already tremendous and the author wants to save your time and energy. You get the full value of her experiences, time, and dedication to her craft. It is obvious that she has applied for many grants and actually did the work herself. It's like I am getting instructions to write a grant in her living room. This is the ultimate reference guide on how anyone can get and apply for a grant. 


Part 2 Samples of Successful Proposal Templates Cover Letters Budgets and Reports
List of Items Available on Request
List of Ways to Earn Funds
The Best Online Grant Writing Resources

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About the author (2011)

Victoria Johnson, CFRE, is a successful grant writer, fundraising professional, and author who is one of only a few hundred in the country to hold the designation Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), practice-based credentials that demonstrate a proven mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fundraising executives after at least five years of experience.

In addition to her current role as Development Director for a major metropolitan city, Johnson has twenty years of professional experience in grant writing and research, grant management, public relations, donor cultivation, fundraising, capital campaign readiness, corporate sponsorships, special event planning and implementation, press releases, collateral material design, budget monitoring, and contract administration. She is also on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Library, Los Gatos, CA.

She is an acting member for her local Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) chapter, has been a featured speaker at the Silicon Valley chapter of AFP, and served on an "Ask the Experts" panel in June 2009. Her article on fundraising, "What's Working," was published in the July/August issue of Philanthropy magazine.

She holds a BS from San Jose State University with a major in Business Administration, and served in the US Air Force Reserve and the California Air National Guard.

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