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"How to" grants manual: successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants
Bauer, David G.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Phoenix, Ariz. : American Council on Education : Oryx Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Published simultaneously in the United States and Canada.
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The Right Resource at the Right Time At the beginning of the 1980s, available grants from federal and private sources totaled around $80 billion. In 1999, it is estimated that figure will have increased by more than three times, to nearly $250 billion. David Bauer's new edition of The How To Grants Manual is an essential guide for grantseekers who want to successfully navigate recent changes in the marketplace. This renowned author shares valuable insight into the grantseeking process while providing a helpful get organized book. Additionally, the fourth edition has been updated to include advice on ways to use the Internet when seeking grants.

Author Notes

DAVID G. BAUER, one of the most highly sought-after speakers on grant seeking is president of David G. Bauer Associates, Inc., a consulting firm created in 1981 to provide educationally based grantseeking and fundraising seminars and materials. In addition, he has served as the director of development for the Center for Educational Accountability and associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education. He has also been the director for extramural funding and grants management at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and assistant to the president of the State University of New York, College of Technology. Bauer, an acknowledged grants expert and lively lecturer, has taught more than 25,000 individuals successful grantseeking and fundraising techniques.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Since it was first published in 1984, Bauer's manual has become a standard in its field. In this new edition, he has updated the examples, added some new strategies, and expanded the information about online resources. Bauer offers many suggestions and tips (as well as encouragement) to help grantseekers become proactive. The first section does a good job of helping grantseekers see the grant proposal from the grantor's perspective. It also provides information on how to develop and document a proposal, write and refine it, and find the right venue for it. The second and third sections cover the process of identifying and applying for government and private grants. In addition to clarifying the differences between public and private funding, these sections detail the planning, research, and submission of grants, as well as how to follow up on them. The book includes tables, charts, and worksheets that summarize the information and help grantseekers focus their thinking. If a library can only purchase one book on developing grant proposals, this one should be at or very near the top of the list.√ĄKathy Breeden, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.