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Grant Writing For Dummies

Grant Writing For Dummies
Author: Beverly A. Browning
ISBN 13: 9780470291139
ISBN 10: 470291133
Edition: 3
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2008-12-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $21.99

The bestselling guide to getting funding from governments, corporations, and foundations

Want to get a grant? This proven guide offers up-to-date advice on putting together a successful grant proposal — from researching your options to dealing with application forms to compiling a winning contract bid document. Whether you're a new grant writer or a veteran fundraiser, you'll see how to win more grant awards in an increasingly competitive funding environment.

  • Get started with grant basics — understand the difference between grants and contracts, start the planning process, and manage the paperwork
  • Show me the money — locate worldwide grantmaking organizations (whether public, private, or international) and get the dollars you need
  • Play and win the grants game — demonstrate your need through powerful writing and convince peer reviewers to rate your application with the maximum points
  • Write a competitive application narrative — prepare each section of your funding request, from the cover letter and abstract to each section of grant proposals and contract bids
  • Increase your funding success rates — give funders the specifics they're looking for, build grant applicant credibility, and craft the Corporate Letter Request

Open the book and find:

  • One-stop funding Web sites and state agencies that publish grant funding opportunity announcements
  • The latest language, terms, and phrases to use on the job or in proposals
  • Ways to recycle a rejected proposal
  • Helpful chapters on project staffing, resources, equity, and budgets
  • How to target the best Web sites to find the latest application forms and writing guidelines
  • An example of a well-researched, well-written grant proposal