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(12)
What Is a Grant Proposal?
2(1)
Four Absolutely Essential Skills
3(1)
Grant Writing Versus Fundraising
4(1)
Two Approaches
5(3)
Planning Is Critical
8(5)
Finding the Money
13(20)
A Brief History of U.S. Philanthropy
14(1)
Government Funding Sources
15(1)
Where Do You Find RFPs?
16(1)
Philanthropic Organizations
17(2)
Requests for Proposals
19(2)
Grant-Source Searches
21(10)
``Cold Calling'' Versus Responding to RFPs
31(2)
Government Grants
33(10)
Local-Government Funds
34(1)
State-Government Funds
35(1)
Intermediary Funds
35(2)
Federal Grants
37(2)
Federal Register
39(2)
Other Sources of Information
41(2)
Foundation Grants
43(10)
Funding from a Foundation
44(1)
Corporate Foundations
44(1)
Family Foundations
45(1)
Private Independent Foundations
46(1)
Community Foundations
46(2)
Other Sources of Grants and Funding
48(1)
Billionaire Foundations
49(1)
Requesting Guidelines
49(3)
Other Sources of Information
52(1)
The Right Source
53(10)
When Is a Government Grant Appropriate?
54(1)
When Is a Foundation Grant Appropriate?
54(1)
A Checklist of Considerations
55(1)
Narrowing the Field of Prospects
56(2)
Reading Guidelines
58(3)
Reading RFPs
61(2)
Grant-Seeker Workshops and Conferences
63(8)
What Is a Grant-Seeker Workshop?
64(1)
Who Holds Workshops?
65(2)
When You Should Attend a Workshop
67(1)
What Will You Learn?
67(1)
Advantages and Disadvantages
68(3)
Letters of Intent and Inquiry
71(10)
What's the Difference?
72(1)
When to Send a Letter of Intent
72(1)
Components of a Strong Letter of Intent
73(1)
Sample Letter of Intent
74(1)
When to Use a Letter of Inquiry
75(1)
Components of a Strong Letter of Inquiry
76(1)
Sample Letter of Inquiry
76(5)
Components of a Grant Proposal
81(12)
What to Expect
82(1)
Follow the Directions
83(2)
Follow the Outline
85(1)
There Is No Outline?
85(3)
Essential Components
88(1)
Federal Register Instructions Example
89(4)
Preparing to Write
93(10)
Know Your Readers
94(2)
Outlining
96(1)
Brainstorming
96(2)
Planning Responsive Programs
98(2)
What's the Deadline?
100(1)
A Checklist of Procedures and Tasks
101(2)
Planning for Letters of Support
103(10)
What Is a Letter of Support?
104(1)
Who Should Write It and Sign It?
104(1)
When to Start Soliciting Letters
105(1)
Writing a Support Letter
105(1)
Sample Support Letters
106(4)
Knowing How Many Letters You Need
110(3)
Writing a Statement of Need
113(12)
Introduce the Organization
114(1)
Selecting Appropriate Data
114(1)
Locating Data
115(1)
Use Data to Support Your Case
116(1)
State Your Case
117(1)
Use a Gap Analysis
117(2)
Citing Resources
119(1)
Sample Needs Statement
120(5)
Writing Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
125(10)
What's the Distinction?
126(1)
Writing Goals: What Will You Accomplish?
126(1)
Writing Outcomes: What Will Change?
127(1)
Writing Objectives: What Will You Do?
128(1)
Putting It All Together
129(2)
Completing a Project Description
131(4)
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(1)
Sample Action Plans
140(4)
Balancing Ambition with Realism
144(3)
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
164(1)
Citing Other Sources of Funding
165(1)
Sample Budget and Narrative
165(4)
Other Grant-Proposal Sections
169(14)
What You May Encounter and Where
170(1)
Collaboration/Partnership
170(2)
Review of Literature
172(2)
Staff Qualifications
174(1)
Management Plans
174(1)
Competing Programs/Agencies
175(1)
Constituency Involvement
176(1)
Sustainability Plans
177(2)
Status of Fundraising Efforts
179(1)
Organizational History
180(1)
Funding Priorities
181(1)
Challenge Grants
182(1)
Capital-Grant Proposals
183(10)
What Is a Capital Project?
184(1)
Who Gives to Capital Campaigns?
184(2)
Writing a Capital-Grant Proposal
186(3)
Unique Proposal Sections
189(4)
Write It Well
193(8)
Use Everyday Language
194(2)
Explain Acronyms and Terms
196(1)
Name Your Project
197(1)
Use Strong, Active Verbs
197(2)
Speak with Authority
199(2)
Reviewing Your Work
201(8)
Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
202(1)
Page Counts Count
202(1)
Using Headings
203(1)
What Is a Rubric?
203(3)
Enlist the Aid of Readers
206(1)
Using the Rubric or Evaluation Criteria
207(2)
Filling Out Forms
209(12)
What to Expect
210(1)
Cover Sheets
210(3)
Identity Numbers
213(1)
Assurances and Certifications
213(4)
Budget Forms
217(2)
Fitting into the Spaces Provided
219(1)
Getting Signatures
219(2)
Packaging and Submitting Your Proposal
221(10)
Writing an Abstract or Summary
222(1)
Writing Cover Letters
223(2)
Using Color, Photos, and Other Graphics
225(1)
Using Dividers, Binders, or Bindery
225(1)
Attachments and Appendices
226(1)
Electronic Submissions
227(1)
Making and Marking Copies
228(1)
Shipping and Delivery Options
229(2)
Next Steps
231(10)
What's Next?
232(1)
Simultaneous Submissions
232(1)
If the Proposal Is Denied...
233(4)
You Got the Grant---Now What?
237(1)
Writing a Media Announcement
238(1)
The Progress Report
239(2)
Writing Grants as a Career
241(12)
Basic Skills of Grant Writers
242(1)
Getting Started
243(3)
Generalist or Specialist?
246(2)
Range of Services
248(1)
Potential Earnings
248(5)
Appendix A Glossary 253(5)
Appendix B Resources 258(2)
Appendix C Sample Federal Grant Proposal 260(20)
Appendix D Sample Foundation Grant Proposal 280(18)
Appendix E Sample Capital Grant Proposal 298(15)
Index 313