Annotations for Grant Writing for Dummies
Baker & Taylor
Provides advice for searching for grants, choosing the wording for grant applications including cover letters and action plans, writing the evaluation criteria section, and preparing for a deadline.
Baker & Taylor
The president of a grant consulting firm shares the secrets of writing a successful grant proposal, offering an overview of the diverse types of grants available, the application procedures, tips for cutting through bureaucratic red tape, essential terminology, sample proposals, and advice on how to follow up and get a response. Original.
Grant writing skills are essential in gaining funding from government and foundation grants for a nonprofit organization. In the past, there were no college degrees in grant writing and very few, if any, books on how to write a grant. The process of learning how to write a grant was mostly trial and error, but times have changed. Today, grant writing is a science - a skill that reflects a precise application of facts or principles.
Grant Writing For Dummies can help anyone who has to seek and secure grant funds in order to keep an agency's doors open for business or to fund a special project. This reference guide is also for people who want to make a career of freelance grant writing. The easy-to-use format, thorough approach, clear advice, and voice of experience will help anyone to:
- Get the scoop on government and foundation grants
- Go for the gold with multiple grant requests
- Make the case for your grant request
- Use words that make founders say "yes"
Figure out the rules of the grants game to put together your grant application. Reach your goal of receiving funding for your organization from a government or foundation grant. Grant Writing For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:
- Searching for government grants
- Conveying your needs for grant funds
- Fashioning the essentials such as cover letters and abstracts
- Presenting the budget
- Double-checking your grant proposal or application before you submit it
- Win or lose - how to play your next card
Every year, the federal government distributes billions of dollars in grant money to nonprofit organizations. Grant Writing For Dummies guides you along your quest for funding with all the essential information you need to achieve success.