Grant Writing For Dummies: Edition 3

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Grant Writing For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as a one-stop reference for readers who are new to the grant writing process or who have applied for grants in the past but had difficulties. It offers 25 percent new and revised material covering the latest changes to the grant writing process as well as a listing of where to apply for grants. Grant writers will find:
  • The latest language, terms, and phrases to use on the job or in proposals.
  • Ways to target the best websites to upload and download the latest and user-friendly application forms and writing guidelines.
  • Major expansion on the peer review process and how it helps improve one's grant writing skills and successes.
  • One-stop funding websites, and state agencies that publish grant funding opportunity announcements for seekers who struggle to find opportunities. New to third edition.
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About the author

Dr. Beverly A. Browning, MPA, DBA, a national grant writer and consultant with more than two decades of experience, has won more than $100 million in grants. She is the author of a dozen grant-related publications, teaches online grant writing classes for Education to Go, and is a member of and chapter resource developer for the American Association of Grant Professionals.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jan 23, 2009
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9780470463970
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities / General
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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Tori O'Neal-McElrath
Previous Praise for Winning Grants Step by Step

"Warning: this book works. It provokes you to ask the right questions, hand-holds you through practical exercises, and offers a map that includes paths to develop strategic relationships with funders."

—E. Eduardo Romero, Nonprofit Roundtable

"Winning Grants Step by Step is a very practical A-to-Z resource that speaks to the importance of staying focused on your mission every step of the way. The third edition is artfully updated with words of wisdom from grantmakers themselves, as well as updates on the latest processes and buzzwords all grantseekers need to know."

—Heather Iliff, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

"With solid advice and clear examples, nonprofit leaders will find it a page turner!"

—Clarence Hauer, senior director, strategy and organizational development, St. Louis Nonprofit Services Consortium

"Winning Grants Step by Step is a gift to nonprofit organizations. The valuable insights and hands-on tools will instantly make any proposal more competitive."

—Alex Carter, Your Nonprofit Coach

"Developing great grant proposals is essential for nonprofit leaders. Winning Grants Step by Step provides important guidance to those who are new to fundraising as well as to anyone who needs a refresher. This new edition of Winning Grants brings updated tips and vivid examples. As an experienced fundraising consultant, I believe it will help my clients and colleagues alike."

—Maria Gitin, CFRE, Maria Gitin & Associates

"As an executive director, fundraising is on my mind every day. It's great to have a resource like Winning Grants Step by Step to use and share with my board, staff, and peers."

—Deborah Menkart, executive director, Teaching for Change

Beverly A. Browning
Your go-to guide for getting that coveted grant

Though hundreds of thousands of grant opportunities exist, finding the right one can be a challenge. Grant Writing For Dummies, 6th Edition offers expert guidance for locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning a grant. From writing compelling applications to properly adhering to strict guidelines and parameters, it takes the intimidation out of the process and shows you how to increase your ability to get a piece of the billion-dollar pie for your non-profit or for-profit organization. You’ll even have access to sample applications, letters, and budgets online to help you stand out from the competition.

As the amount of established granting foundations increases, so does the amount of money available. But for most grant-seekers, the application process can be long, tedious, and highly competitive. Packed with step-by-step instructions for registering with Grants.gov, up-to-date grant opportunities available via newly created websites and online databases, updated resources and best practices—and more—Grant Writing For Dummies is your all-encompassing guide to navigating the entire grant-writing process.

Find grant opportunities in the public or private sector Create strong statements of need tailored for your prospects Navigate federal regulations Apply for grants online

If you’re ready to create powerful, successful applications and proposals that convey your need for grant funding, help is a page away!

Beverly A. Browning
Learn to: Navigate federal grant databases and apply online for grants Find the most current public and private sector grant opportunities Create strong statements of need Submit applications that meet funders’ expectations

Your comprehensive guide to finding and winning grant monies

Grant writing can be quite daunting, but this complete guide provides you with everything you need to get started with your application right away! Use this resource, including new and updated material, to move through the entire grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources.

Grant writing 101 — get an easy-to-understand introduction to the ins and outs of grants, including who funds them and how to receive them Know what funders want — discover the many grant-making organizations throughout the world and how to tailor your message to what your prospects expect Tug on reviewers’ heartstrings — find out how to tell your story so peer reviewers award your application the maximum number of points The write stuff — explore writing techniques to create powerful, successful applications and proposals that convey your need for grant funding

Go online and find templates for request letters, executive summaries, logic models, budget summary tables, and more

Open the book and find:

How to connect with grant-making agencies What goes into a grant submission How to build a great funding plan An overview of the peer review process A helpful checklist to make sure all the pieces are in place How to navigate federal grant websites Compelling words to use in applications Advice on requesting matching funds and other items
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