Grant Writing For Dummies

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9781118013878: Grant Writing For Dummies

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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A comprehensive guide to locating and winning available grants

Grant Writing For Dummies guides you through the entire grant-writing process and helps you apply for some of the billions of dollars available in government and private sector 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 shows you how to separate yourself from the pack and secure your grant in a slow, post-recession economy.

  • Grant writing 101 — get an easy-to-understand introduction to the ins and outs of grants, from what they are and who funds them to who's qualified to request and receive them

  • Know your prospects — discover the many worldwide grant-making organizations, including government, foundation, and corporate grant makers, and how you can seek and find grants for organizations and individuals

  • Increase your odds — find out how to tell your story so peer reviewers award your application the maximum number of points

  • Get the write stuff — learn how to write powerful applications and proposals that successfully convey your need for grant funding

Open the book and find:

  • Ways to match grant needs to available bucks

  • How to navigate federal e-grant websites

  • The skinny on international grants

  • The resources you should use when applying for a government grant

  • Lists of compelling words to include in a must-read application

  • A helpful checklist to make sure all the pieces are in place

  • Tips for weathering hard times

Bonus CD Includes

  • Templates, forms, and checklists

  • Examples of budget charts and request letters

  • Links to Regional Association of Grantmakers websites

  • A sample grant application narrative

Learn to:

  • Navigate federal grant databases and apply online for e-grants

  • Find the most current government and private grant opportunities

  • Submit applications that meet funders' expectations

Use forms, templates, and checklists on the CD-ROM to streamline the writing process

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.

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