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Grant Writing For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-46397-0
360 pages
January 2009
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Part I: Finding Your Way with Grant Basics.

Chapter 1: Grasping the Basics of Finding and Getting the Bucks.

Chapter 2: Mapping Success with a Funding Development Plan.

Chapter 3: Adding Winning Words to Your Request for Proposal.

Part II: Identifying Key Grantmakers Worldwide.

Chapter 4: Checking Out Public Funding Epicenters.

Chapter 5: Wading through Grants.gov.

Chapter 6: Uncovering Private Sector Funding.

Chapter 7: Finding Individual and Business Grant Opportunities.

Chapter 8: Scoping Out International Grants.

Part III: Playing and Winning the Grants Game.

Chapter 9: Using Your Resources to Win Government Grants and Contracts.

Chapter 10: Writing to Convince Peer Reviewers to Give You the Maximum Points.

Chapter 11: Magnetizing Funders with Powerful Writing.

Part IV: Writing a Competitive Application Narrative.

Chapter 12: Creating the Documents Outside of the Main Narrative.

Chapter 13: Building Grant Applicant Credibility.

Chapter 14: Conveying a Hopeless Situation and a Need for Funds.

Chapter 15: Laying Out the Plan of Action: Program Design and Accountability.

Chapter 16: Presenting Your Staff and Resources.

Chapter 17: Connecting the Budget to the Plan of Action.

Part V: Reaching the Finish Line.

Chapter 18: Wrapping Up Your Funding Package.

Chapter 19: Managing Follow-Up Tasks.

Chapter 20: Celebrating or Commiserating: Do It the Right Way.

Chapter 21: Crafting the Corporate Letter Request.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Unearthing Hard-to-Find Information.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Secure Peer Review Opportunities.

Appendix: A Complete Example of a Grant Application Narrative.


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