Grant Writing DeMYSTiFied

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Create the perfect proposal to win funding for your ideas and plans

Need money for your charity or project but do not know the first thing about writing a grant? Let this DeMYSTiFied book unravel the secrets of this process. It will take you step-by-step through the fundamentals--from writing a letter of inquiry to outlining and drafting the proposal. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives you instant feedback on your new skills. Work at your own pace, and soon you will be able to craft a grant and win the precious resources you need.

  • You'll learn how to:
  • Write letters of intent
  • Develop action plans and outlines
  • Apply for government and foundation grants
  • Avoid common grammatical errors
  • Polish sentence structure
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Exploring Grantsmanship Basics
1
Chapter 2 Defining Your Project
13
Chapter 3 Creating a Budget
31
Chapter 4 Proving the Need
49
Chapter 5 Establishing Your Credibility
63
Chapter 6 Considering Ethical Issues
85
Chapter 7 Refining Your Program Design
97
Chapter 8 Focusing on Foundations
119
Chapter 10 Cultivating Corporate and Individual Gifts
147
Chapter 11 Reading Guidelines and RFPs
163
Chapter 12 Writing the Narrative
177
Chapter 13 Submitting Your Proposal
189
Chapter 14 Following Up and Starting Over
197
Glossary
203
Resources
219
Copyright

Chapter 9 Demystifying Government Funding
131

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About the author (2011)

Mary Ann Payne is an experienced wordsmith. She has helped many nonprofits successfully through the grant process.

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