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The only grant-writing book you'll ever need
Karsh, Ellen.
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Third edition, Rev. and updated.
Publication Information:
New York : Basic Books, [2009]

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xxxv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A comprehensive guide to writing grants that offers step-by-step instructions for every stage of the grant writing process and explains what grantmakers are really looking for when reading grant applications.
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- 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 -- It's finally time to write the proposal -- Foundations of proposal writing -- Writing (proposals) with style: twelve basic rules -- Writing (proposals) with style: tackling the blank page -- 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 worked? -- 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 -- And after the proposal... -- The site visit: playing host -- So now you know: what next?.
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