Table of Contents for Everything Grant Writing Book : Create the Perfect Proposal to Raise the Funds You Need


Top Ten Reasons to Learn Grant Writing x
Introduction xi
The World of Grant Writing
1(8)
What Is a Grant Proposal?
2(1)
Grant Writing versus Fundraising
2(1)
What Kinds of Projects Get Funded?
3(2)
Planning Is Critical
5(4)
Finding the Money
9(18)
Brief History of U.S. Philanthropy
10(1)
Government Funding Sources
11(1)
Where Do You Find RFPs?
12(1)
Philanthropic Organizations
13(2)
Requests for Proposals
15(1)
Grant Source Searches
16(9)
``Cold Calling'' versus Responding to Requests
25(2)
Government Grants
27(10)
Local Government Funds
28(1)
State Government Funds
29(1)
Pass-Through Funds
29(2)
Federal Grants
31(3)
Federal Register
34(1)
Other Sources of Information
35(2)
Foundation Grants
37(10)
Funding from a Foundation
38(1)
Corporate Foundations
38(1)
Family Foundations
39(1)
Community Foundations
40(2)
Private Independent Foundations
42(1)
Requesting Guidelines
43(2)
Other Sources of Information
45(2)
The Right Source
47(12)
When Is a Government Grant Appropriate?
48(1)
When Is a Foundation Grant Appropriate?
48(1)
A Checklist of Considerations
49(1)
Narrowing the Field of Prospects
50(2)
Reading Guidelines
52(3)
Reading RFPs
55(4)
Grant-Seeker Workshops and Conferences
59(10)
What Is a Grant-Seeker Workshop?
60(1)
Who Holds Workshops?
61(2)
When You Should Attend a Workshop
63(1)
What Will You Learn?
64(2)
Advantages and Disadvantages
66(3)
Letters of Intent and Inquiry
69(8)
What's the Difference?
70(1)
When to Send a Letter of Intent
71(1)
Components of a Strong Letter of Intent
71(1)
Sample Letter of Intent
72(1)
When to Use a Letter of Inquiry
73(1)
Components of a Strong Letter of Inquiry
74(1)
Sample Letter of Inquiry
74(3)
Components of a Grant Proposal
77(14)
What to Expect
78(1)
Follow the Directions
79(2)
Follow the Outline
81(1)
There Is No Outline?
81(3)
Essential Components
84(1)
Other Questions They May Ask
85(1)
Federal Register Instructions Example
85(6)
Preparing to Write
91(10)
Know Your Readers
92(2)
Outlining
94(1)
Brainstorming
94(2)
Planning Responsive Programs
96(2)
What's the Deadline?
98(1)
A Checklist of Procedures and Tasks
99(2)
Planning for Letters of Support
101(10)
What Is a Letter of Support?
102(1)
Who Should Write It and Sign It?
102(1)
When to Start Soliciting Letters
103(1)
Writing a Support Letter
103(1)
Sample Support Letters
104(5)
Knowing How Many Letters You Need
109(2)
Writing a Statement of Need
111(12)
Introduce the Organization
112(1)
Selecting Appropriate Data
112(1)
Locating Data
113(1)
Use Data to Support Your Case
114(1)
State Your Case
115(1)
Use a Gap Analysis
116(1)
Citing Resources
117(1)
Sample Needs Statement
118(5)
Writing Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
123(12)
What's the Distinction?
124(1)
Writing Goals: What Will You Accomplish?
124(1)
Writing Outcomes: What Will Change?
125(1)
Writing Objectives: What Will You Do?
126(1)
Putting It All Together
127(2)
It's Measurable, But Is It Important?
129(1)
Completing a Project Description
130(1)
Sample Project Description
130(5)
Writing Action Plans and Timelines
135(12)
What Are Action Steps?
136(1)
Who's Responsible?
137(1)
How Long It Takes to Achieve Goals
138(1)
Illustrating Goals
139(2)
Sample Action Plans
141(4)
Balancing Ambition with Realism
145(2)
Designing an Evaluation Plan
147(10)
The Language of Evaluators
148(1)
Types of Evaluations
149(1)
Asking the Right Questions
150(1)
Determining Results
151(1)
Linking Evaluation to Goals and Objectives
152(1)
Sample Evaluation Plans
153(4)
Developing a Budget and Budget Narrative
157(12)
How Much Can You Request?
158(1)
Match Requirements
159(1)
In-Kind Support
160(1)
Multiyear Requests
161(1)
Taking Care of Partners
162(1)
Planning for Sustainability
163(1)
Writing the Budget Narrative
163(1)
Citing Other Sources of Funding
164(3)
Sample Budget and Narrative
167(2)
Other Grant Proposal Sections
169(16)
What You May Encounter and Where
170(1)
Collaboration/Partnership
170(2)
Review of Literature
172(2)
Staff Qualifications
174(1)
Management Plans
175(1)
Competing Programs/Agencies
176(1)
Constituency Involvement
176(1)
Sustainability Plans
177(3)
Status of Fundraising Efforts
180(1)
Organizational History
180(1)
Funding Priorities
181(2)
Challenge Grants
183(2)
Write It Well
185(8)
Use Everyday Language
186(2)
Explain Acronyms and Terms
188(1)
Name Your Project
189(1)
Use Strong, Active Verbs
189(1)
First or Third Person?
190(1)
Speak with Authority
191(2)
Reviewing Your Work
193(8)
Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
194(1)
Page Counts Count
194(1)
Using Headings
195(1)
What Is a Rubric?
195(3)
Enlist the Aid of Readers
198(1)
Using the Rubric or Evaluation Criteria
198(3)
Filling Out Forms
201(14)
What to Expect
202(1)
Cover Sheets
202(4)
Identity Numbers
206(1)
Assurances and Certifications
206(3)
Budget Forms
209(4)
Fitting into the Spaces Provided
213(1)
Getting Signatures
213(2)
Packaging and Submitting Your Proposal
215(10)
Writing an Abstract or Summary
216(1)
Writing Cover Letters
217(2)
Using Color, Photos, and Other Graphics
219(1)
Using Dividers, Binders, or Bindery
219(1)
Attachments and Appendices
220(1)
Electronic Submissions
221(1)
Making and Marking Copies
222(1)
Shipping and Delivery Options
223(2)
Next Steps
225(10)
What's Next?
226(1)
Simultaneous Submissions
226(1)
If the Proposal Is Denied...
227(4)
We Got the Grant---Now What?
231(1)
Writing a Media Announcement
232(2)
The Progress Report
234(1)
Writing Grants as a Career
235(15)
Who Writes Grants?
236(1)
Basic Skills of Grant Writers
236(4)
The Grant Writer's Market
240(1)
Generalist or Specialist?
241(1)
Range of Services
242(1)
Potential Earnings
243(2)
Getting Started
245(5)
Appendix A Resources 250(3)
Appendix B Glossary 253(4)
Appendix C Sample Federal Grant Proposal 257(21)
Appendix D Sample Foundation Grant Proposal 278(19)
Index 297