Table of Contents for Grant Writing for Dummies


Introduction 1(4)
Part I: Powering Up with Grant Basics 5(78)
Getting Smart, Getting Money
7(16)
Searching for Government Grants
23(12)
Federal Grant Application Kits and Tidbits
35(14)
Using a Funding Plan to Raise Your Hit Rate
49(14)
Harvesting Critical Information on Foundations and Corporations
63(8)
Talking the Talk of Grant Writing
71(12)
Part II: Understanding the Rules of the Grants Game 83(28)
Preparing for Review Criteria of Government (and Other) Grants
85(8)
Writing to Meet the Review Criteria of Government Grants
93(8)
Words that Work and Win Grant Funds
101(10)
Part III: Putting Together Your Grant Application 111(84)
Fashioning the Little Essentials: Cover Letters, Abstracts, and Such
113(10)
Putting the Spotlight on Your Organization
123(10)
Conveying Your Need for Grant Funds
133(8)
Demonstrating How Grant Funds Will Be Used: The Plan of Action
141(14)
Profiling Personnel, Resources, and Equity
155(12)
Writing the Evaluation Plan Section of the Narrative
167(12)
Presenting the Budget
179(16)
Part IV: Reaching the Finish Line with Your Grant Application 195(42)
Counting Down to Deadline: What to Check before Launch
197(12)
Submitting Your Information Electronically
209(6)
Cleaning Up and Following Up
215(8)
Win or Lose --- How to Play the Next Card
223(6)
Using a Letter to Ask for Goods or Services
229(4)
Exploring for International Funds
233(4)
Part V: The Part of Tens 237(26)
Ten Ways to Personalize Your Request
239(6)
Ten Grant Writing No-No's
245(4)
Ten Data Collection Tips
249(6)
Ten Tips for Organizing Your Writing
255(4)
Ten Tips for Handling a Rejection Letter
259(4)
Appendix: Two Complete Examples of Grant Application Narratives 263(26)
Index 289