Find the money up for grabsApply for government and foundation grants Build community collaborations and partnershipsWrite a statement of needDevelop a budget and budget narrativeFill out appropriate paperwork
This book gives writers the insider information they need to confront the competitive market and seal the deal.
Write compelling applications for grant funding
Find budgets, sample letters and more online
Find and win grant money
Grant writing can be daunting, but this book gives you everything you need to get started with your application right away! This all-encompassing guide helps you move through the grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources. Get your piece of the pie!
Inside... Get to know the funders Create a strategic plan Tap into online databases Know what funders expect Keep readers' attention Rack up peer-review points Apply for e-grants Practice current protocol
The achievement is not ours to claim, of course. As thoughtful guides and counselors in your granting campaign, our role is to elevate and focus your journey toward the abundant outcomes intended for you. Our strength is in helping you our client discern the most effective course of action. Our customized strategies work by remaining true to our moral directives and to you our customers. The challenges of the twenty first century in regards to a grant campaign may seem formidable; the path to success need not be elusive. In fact, it can be transformative and life-changing.
From BoardSource comes The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance. This comprehensive resource explores the overarching question of governance within nonprofit organizations and addresses the roles, structures, and practices of an effective nonprofit.
The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance covers the topics that are of most importance to those charged with creating and sustaining effective leadership, including building a board; succession planning; policies; financial oversight; fundraising; planning; strategic planning processes; risk management; and evaluation of the board, CEO, and organization.
Praise for The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance
"This is the first book I've found that covers the topic of governance from A to Z. I know what I'll be assigning the students in my governance class as a textbook next semester!"
—TERRIE TEMKIN, founding principal, CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc.
"BoardSource has prepared an exceptional resource for nonprofit boards and leaders. This comprehensive volume offers timely and relevant information about board work and governance, including practical tools and resources that will be valuable to all types of nonprofits."
—DAVID O. RENZ, chair, department of public affairs; Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership; and director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; University of Missouri, Kansas City
"If you are involved in nonprofit organizations, and if you ever have doubts about how they are best run, this is the book for you-and BoardSource is the place to turn."
—FISHER HOWE, consultant, Lavender/Howe & Associates, and author, The Nonprofit Leadership Team
BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.
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
Open the book and find:
- How to format the grant application?
- How to perform an effective research for available grants?
- Tips to make contacts with grant giving organizations
- How to write a winning cover letter?
- Samples of winning grants
- How to draft a proposed budget?
- Detailed breakdown for the parts of a grant
- And much more!
Q&A with the author:
Question: What are the most common problems people encounter when it comes to applying for grants in your experience?
Answer: Most people do not pay attention to the grant guidelines- and their applications get thrown out or declined.
Question: Why most grant applications are declined?
Answer: People do not take the time to plan their programs or projects and that is very evident in the application- and especially the budget. Most nonprofits do not charge for their services. They are providing something that is needed in the community- therefore, they must seek funds to help pay for staffing, offices, materials- so they apply for grants. There are lots of different types of nonprofits and lots of different reasons nonprofits apply. People applying have to look at a grantor as a partner in their mission, and try to convince that partner to help them provide the needed service. That is the emotional part of the writing.
To learn more about grant writing, grab your copy now!
This book:Discusses why public relations and reputation management go hand-in-hand with marketing efforts Offers a step-by-step guide to develop a public relations strategy Considers the importance of nonprofit sustainable citizenship Provides tips for reputation enhancement using a range of tools, such as social media and board ambassadorship Guides the reader in developing a reputation approach to crisis communication management
Highly practical in its approach, this book is a great guide for students in public relations and nonprofit management courses, as well as for professionals seeking to enhance the success of their nonprofit organization.