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The only grant-writing book you'll ever need

Karsh, Ellen, (author.). Fox, Arlen Sue, (author.).


Written by two expert authors who have won secured millions of dollars in government and foundation grants, The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need is the classic book on grant seeking, providing a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for government, nonprofit, and individual grant seekers. Drawing on decades of experience in grant writing and professional development, Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox demystify the process of securing grants while offering indispensable advice from funders and recipients. -- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 1541617819
  • ISBN: 9781541617810
  • Physical Description: xix, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Revised edition of the authors' The only grant-writing book you'll ever need, 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Funders roundtable I: Grantsmanship and the funding environment -- Part I. Prerequisites : Who am I (and what in the world do I want to do?) -- Wait a second: What is a grant ... and where do I get one? -- Making (dollars and) sense of grant-application packages: what grantmakers want -- Getting ready to write a grant proposal : If you're a not-for-profit organization ; If you're a government agency or school district ; If you're an individual grant seeker -- Intangibles: things they never tell you (about proposal writing) -- Founders roundtable II: The "guidelines" roundtable -- Part II. It's finally time to write the proposal : Writing (proposals) with style: 12 basic rules -- Identifying and documenting the need: what problem will a grant fix? -- Goals and objectives: what do you hope to achieve if you get the money? -- Developing and presenting a winning program -- Finding partners and building coalitions (The MOUs that roared) -- The evaluation plan: how can you be sure if your program works? -- The budget: how much will it cost, and is the cost reasonable? -- Sustainability: how will you continue the program when the grant funds run out? (and you'd better not say, "I won't") -- Capacity: proving that you can get the job done -- Front and back: the cover page or cover letter, the abstract, the table of contents, and the appendix -- Funders roundtable III: The "pet peeves" roundtable -- Part III. And after the proposal : The site visit: playing host -- So now you know, what next? -- When grant funding needs a boost, build a business! (Hint: it can be small) -- Funders roundtable IV: The "what do I do now?" roundtable -- Appendix 1: Tips for improving your chances of winning a grant -- Appendix 2: Proposal checklist -- Appendix 3: Glossary -- Appendix 4: Sample grant forms : Common Grant Application Form ; Standard form 424 (SF-424) ; Sample cover page ; Sample letter of inquiry (LOI) ; Sample abstract -- Appendix 5: Notes on some useful websites -- Appendix 6: Answers to pop quizzes.
Subject: Proposal writing for grants > United States.
Grants-in-aid > United States.
Fund raising > United States.
Fund raising.
Proposal writing for grants.
United States.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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