Author: Cheryl A. Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Grantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion. New edition features: Overall updates as well as both refreshed and new examples Workshop exercises for using the storytelling approach New chapters on the application of the storytelling method to other fundraising communications like appeal letters and case statements, as well as the importance of site visits Example of a full narrative proposal
Author: Cheryl Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Oftentimes, people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process, and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, consultant and trainer Cheryl A. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. Grantseekers who have used this process discover that telling the organization's story in narrative form (complete with settings, characters, antagonists, and resolutions), can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. This guide contains the resources needed to help craft a synopsis, package a compelling story, and create a short story approach to the inquiry and cover letters that support the larger proposal. Clarke walks grantseekers through all the phases of developing an effective proposal and highlights the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders.
Author: Judith B. Margolin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is a work of conscience. It is the product of a long-standing feeling of obligation on my part to write something useful for a special group of people to which you probably belong-individuals who seek grants. In my years as Director of the New York library of The Foundation Center, * each and every day I encountered numbers of individuals look ing for grant money. Although I tried to be as supportive as possible, in the face of the particular problems shared by this group of library users, my own reaction was one of relative helplessness. Simply stated, most of the fund-raising guides, printed directories, and computer files purport edly created to serve the fund-raising public are of little or no use to individuals who seek funding on their own. These resources are directed *The Foundation Center is the independent, nonprofit organization established by foun dations to provide information for the grant-seeking public. vii viii I PREFACE toward the nonprofit, tax-exempt agency, which is the most common recipient of foundation, corporate, and government largess. They are not designed to respond to the special requirements of the individual grant seeker. In the applicant eligibility index, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance defines individuals as "homeowners, students, farmers, artists, scientists, consumers, small-business persons, minors, refugees, aliens, veterans, senior citizens, low-income persons, health and educational professionals, builders, contractors, developers, handicapped persons, the physically afflicted." In short, practically everyone qualifies.
Author: Deborah S. Koch
A guide to writing grant proposals tailored specifically to a donor?s interests, complete with step-by-step instructions and samples of winning proposals. In grant- seeking, words can go where the applicant can?t?the foundation boardroom, the corporation?s headquarters?so it?s important to use them as the strategic, powerful tools that they are. This book shows readers how to find, frame, and use words effectively to make the case for any organization and its projects. Readers are provided the tools for crafting a grant proposal that speaks directly to the funder?s interests. Grant-seekers will learn: ? How to find out which funders fit their project exactly ? Strategies for figuring out what each grant-maker is looking for ? Critical tips for crafting attention-grabbing proposals Koch shows readers how to write with a point of view that is geared to the funder?s interests and goals, while remaining true to the project. Packed with examples of winning proposals, and strategies for using words to inspire and convince, this is the must-have resource for any grant-seeker hoping to stand apart from the crowd.
Author: Cheryl A. Clarke, Susan P. Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Nine out of ten grant proposals are rejected. Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones–that have the potential to be funded. This book stands out from other traditional grantwriting books because it illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes from foundation program officers and funding community insiders taken from an international survey of foundation professionals.
Author: Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox
Publisher: Basic Books
"This book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for grant writers, demystifying the process while offering indispensable advice from funders and grant recipients. This new, 4th edition offers a comprehensive look at the entire grants process as it stands in today's unsettled economy, plus the latest trends. "--
Author: Larissa Golden Brown, Martin John Brown
Demystifying Grantseeking is an inspirational and instructional guide to grantseeking. The authors--successful grantseekers in their own right--show you how to overcome the common fears fundraisers often experience and offer sound, practical advice to successful grantseeking. The book provides you with a systematic and logical way of searching for grants, and helps to identify which foundations to approach so fundraisers don't waste time on dead-end proposals.
Author: Jana Jane Hexter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This book contains the wisdom of 25 top grant writers who collectively raised $1.7 billion dollars during their careers, with over 400 years of combined writing experience on more than 24,000 grant proposals. In interviews with the author, they generously shared what they do, what they don?t do, and how they operate to consistently win. The author identifies 24 key elements that the experts use for successful grant development for non-profits. It's written for experienced non-profit professionals at a Grantwriting 401 level. Use this easy-to-read gem to refine your skills so that grant development becomes more fun, easy, and rewarding. The book is available on a gift basis through the author's website www.grantwritingrevealed.com This book is a must have for your grants library! This book will allow you to glean the tips from the best of the best. Jane Hexter has done an excellent job of compiling a wealth of invaluable information from the top experts in the grants industry. -- Gail Vertz, GPC , CEO, Grant Professionals Association This book is the Open Sesame of grant writing's hidden little secrets to successful proposals. Jana Hexter has unlocked the door to show how grant writing is an art form and a science. She reveals the secrets of writing with honesty and integrity. She shares home-spun personal anecdotes and her humor to get the points across and to help us remember them. --Donald A. Griesmann, ret'd clergy & lawyer, virtual volunteer with grant announcements via Twitter (@dgriesmann) In this thought-provoking book, Jana beautifully expresses the humanity and spirituality of grantwriting. It is not a checklist of steps to follow but a call for deeper relatedness. Jana has a knack for making the interviewees come alive, so in the end it doesn't feel like you've just read a "how-to" book so much as it feels like you have been sitting in a room with this group of fundraising veterans listening to them share their secrets. -- Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, Founder and President of the Soul of Money Institute A big shout out to Jana for writing a book filled with wisdom and compassion and given to us with a deep spirit of generosity. -- Jeff Furman, Trustee, Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Author: Gary Spolander, Linda Martin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Managers in social work and social care contexts are required to manage a wide range of projects: long-term and short-term, on large and small scales, in partnership with other agencies, and covering a broad range of issues and contexts. Management of these projects requires specific expertise, and this book sets out what these core skills are and how they can be achieved. Topics such as managing resources, assessing risks, and measuring outcomes are covered, as well as how to start and end a project. The authors acknowledge the values and ethics inherent to care environments, as well as the business skills necessary for good management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to how to be an excellent project manager, and is a must-read for all social work and social care managers and post-qualifying social work and social care students.
Author: Tom Ahern
Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers
Writing to raise money takes more than a few choice words. Highly profitable communications use a wide array of "trade secrets" to boost response. Things like emotional triggers, a working knowledge of reader psychology, the discovery of eye motion studies, and donor research – all help writing pros reap big rewards from their appeal letters, newsletters, websites, case statements, and more.Now these trade secrets are yours, collected in one easy-to-understand volume: How to Write Fundraising Materials that Raise More Money – The Art, the Science, the Secrets. Author Tom Ahern is recognized as one of North America's leading experts on effective communications. His workshops are in hot demand. Last year he released a first-of-its-kind book on moneymaking donor newsletters.Now, in his new book, Ahern reveals all: how top fundraising writers inspire their prospects to make that first gift – and how they keep existing donors loyal and generous.Raising more money through words, via the printed page or online, is no accident. But anyone can do it well: you don't need special writing talent. All you need is this essential guide to best practices in the fundraising industry.
Author: Deena Mandell
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
In recent years, several developments have stimulated new ways of thinking about the social worker's "self" or "selves" in all aspects of practice. The focus on practice with diverse populations, and the emphasis on "anti-oppressive" practice have highlighted elements of the relationship between social worker and client. The objective of this book is threefold: 1. Offer the reader a historical/developmental overview of the concept of "use of self" and critically explore its adequacy for contemporary ethical practice. 2. Provide the reader with first-person, practitioners' accounts of their own "use of self" in examples of reflective practice approaches. 3. Broaden the scope of the concept of critical "use of self" to fields of service where it is under-theorized in, for example, community work and corrections.
Author: Jane C. Geever
In the fifth edition of our essential Guide, author Jane C. Geever provides detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal. The Guide outlines the entire proposal-writing process: Pre-Proposal Planning Tips - This helps you decide when your nonprofit is ready to raise funds and determine how to best define your project. Components of the Proposal - Review actual cover letters, project descriptions, budgets, and examples of important follow-up communications with prospective donors. Guidance from Grantmakers - Interviews highlight new trends in grantmaking: preferred proposal formats, funder cultivation strategies, tips on re-submitting a rejected request, and on how to capture and sustain a grantmaker's interest.
Author: Ann L Cunliffe
Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. The Second Edition of Cunliffe's Management covers topics that are central to management, organizational behaviour or leadership courses, with updated international content referring to current issues such as the economic crisis and unemployment. Suitable for students of Business and Management at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA levels and anyone intrigued by the field of Management studies.