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Title:
The "how to" grants manual : successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants
Author:
Bauer, David G.
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Westport, CT : Praeger, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xix, 282 pages : illustrations, forms ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780275980702
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Book

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Summary

The fifth edition of this essential guide was created for both novice grantseekers who need instruction on how to begin the process and seasoned grantseekers who want to learn new techniques to save time and increase success. Revisions and additions reflect the enormous changes and challenges that have occurred in the grants marketplace since the fourth edition was published in 1999.

The fifth edition of this essential guide was created for both novice grantseekers who need instruction on how to begin the process, and seasoned grantseekers who want to learn new techniques to save time and increase success. Revisions and additions reflect the enormous changes and challenges that have occurred in the grants marketplace since the fourth edition was published in 1999. The exhibits and tables have been updated to reflect advances in technology and computer usage, and are available on a CD-ROM that accompanies the book.

Over half of the book is new to enhance the reader's ability to compete in the current grants marketplace--and to avoid the failure and wasted time of proposal rejection. Included are a historical perspective of the grants marketplace and insight on what to expect in the next few years. This edition also offers concepts that were not included in previous editions. These concepts arose from advances in technology and the growing desire of grantors to fund consortia that hold the promise of new and different interdisciplinary opportunities, while also providing for cost efficiency through the sharing of resources.


Author Notes

DAVID G. BAUER is highly sought after as a speaker on grantseeking. He is president of David G. Bauer Associates, Inc., a consulting firm providing educationally based grantseeking and fund raising seminars and materials. Bauer has taught more than 25,000 individuals the keys to grantseeking and fund raising. He has recently 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. Bauer is also author of 10 books on winning grants and administering grants programs, some having appeared in several editions.


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Booklist Review

New edition of an old classic helps clarify goals, gives tips on finding the right funding source, and shows how to organize a proposal. The section on foundation funding research tools would be extremely useful to neophyte grant writers and collection-development librarians.


Table of Contents

List of Exhibits, Figures, and Tables
Preface
Introduction
Getting Ready to Seek Grant Support for Your Organization
Setting Yourself Up for Grants Success: Developing a Proactive Grants System
Developing and Documenting the Need for Your Project: Creating Urgency and a Compelling Proposal
Finding Time to Write Grant Proposals: Organizing a Proposal Development
Workbook Developing Grant-Writing Ideas: From Research to Model Projects
Redefining Proposal Ideas: Improving Your Data Base Research and Finding More Funding Sources
Why Grant Funds to You and Your Organization?
Capitalizing on Your Capabilities
Creating Grant Winning Teams and Consortia and Involving Volunteers through Advisory Committees and Advocacy Groups
Choosing the Correct Grants Marketplace Public/Government
Funding Opportunities Understanding the Government
Marketplace Researching the Government
Marketplace How to Contact Government
Grant Sources Planning the Successful Federal Proposal
Improving Your Federal Proposal: The Grants
Quality Circle Submission: What to Do and What Not to Do
Federal Grant Requirements Dealing with the Decision of Public Funding Sources
Follow-Up with Government Funding Sources Private/Foundation
Funding Opportunities Understanding the Private Foundation Marketplace
Researching Potential Private Foundation Grantors: How to Find the Foundation That Is Best Suited to Fund Your Project
Contacting a Private Foundation Before Submission
Applying for Private Foundation Funds: Creating a Winning Letter Proposal
Proposal Submission, the Decision, and Follow-Up: Private Foundation Funding Sources Private/Corporate
Funding Opportunities Understanding the Corporate Marketplace Researching
Potential Corporate Grantors: How to Find the Corporate Funding Source That Is Best Suited to Fund Your Project
Contacting a Corporate Grantor Before Submission
Applying for Corporate Funds
Proposal Submission, the Decision, and Follow-Up: Corporate Grantors
List of Resources, David G. Bauer Associates, Inc., Ordering Information
Index