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The teacher's guide to winning grants
Bauer, David G.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Grantseeking primer for classroom leaders. c1994.
Electronic Access:
Table of Contents
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LC243.A1 B386 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Smart teachers know that increased school budgets and taxes do not always lead to better educational programs and services. Classrooms are often the last to receive any additional funding. As classroom leaders and innovators, teachers are increasingly seeking grants to help finance classroom improvements or school reform mandates. The process of winning grants, however, is a time-consuming and competitive venture. The challenge is even greater when teachers do not have their own grantseeking processes in place.

This step-by-step primer takes the guesswork out of grantseeking. It shows teachers how to select the right funding sources, organize proposal ideas, write a convincing and well-prepared proposal, identify who will evaluate the proposal and the scoring system they will use, and efficiently implement the proposal when the grant funds are won. Based on time-proven techniques and useful strategies, The Teacher's Guide to Winning Grants reveals how teachers can obtain the inside information they need to increase their chances of grant success. With this knowledge, teachers can develop effective grantseeking methods that will enable them to secure funds and move their schools in the direction they want.

Author Notes

DAVID G. BAUER is president of David G. Bauer Associates, a consulting firm that provides educationally based grantseeking and fund-raising seminars and materials. An acknowledged grants expert and noted lecturer, Bauer is the author and developer of several books, videotape series, and software programs on grantseeking and fund-raising.

Table of Contents

1 Demystifying the Grants Process
2 Getting Ready to Seek Grants Support
3 Forming a Grants Advisory Group
4 Creating a Compelling Needs Statement
5 Generating Proposal Ideas
6 Understanding the Grants Marketplace
7 Researching Potential Funders
8 Contacting the Grantor Before You Write the Proposal
9 Developing Project Objectives
10 Building a Project Planner
11 Writing Government Grant Proposals
12 Improving and Submitting Your Federal Grant Application
13 Writing Foundation and Corporate Proposals
14 Improving and Submitting Your Foundation/Corporate Proposal
15 Dealing with the Decision, and Building Your Grantseeking Base