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Grant Writing For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-85650-5
336 pages
March 2014
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Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Grant Writing  5

Chapter 1: Grant Writing 101 7

Chapter 2: Thinking Strategically to Improve Your Odds of Success 21

Chapter 3: Arming Yourself with the Knowledge of What Funders Want 33

Part II: Digging Up Grant Funding Opportunities  45

Chapter 4: Investigating the Government Options 47

Chapter 5: Exploring Grantsgov 59

Chapter 6: Researching Potential Private Sector Funders 73

Chapter 7: Finding Grant Monies for Individuals and Businesses 87

Chapter 8: Seeking Funds for International Projects 95

Part III: Maximizing Your Chances of Scoring a Grant Award  101

Chapter 9: Assessing Federal Grant Opportunities for Your Agency 103

Chapter 10: Peering into the Peer Review Process 117

Chapter 11: Selling Your Grant Application with Storytelling 133

Part IV: Writing to Win  143

Chapter 12: Providing Supporting Documentation 145

Chapter 13: Documenting Your Organization’s History and Capabilities 161

Chapter 14: Building a Strong Statement of Need 173

Chapter 15: Presenting the Program Design Section: The Core of Your Application 183

Chapter 16: Managing the Management and Assets 205

Chapter 17: Connecting the Solutions to the Budget Request Line Items 217

Part V: Submitting Your Application and Navigating What Comes Next  239

Chapter 18: Checking the Checklist and the Content 241

Chapter 19: Taking the Necessary Steps after Applying 255

Chapter 20: Moving Forward after a Win or a Rejection 263

Chapter 21: Securing Matching Funds and Other Goodies from Corporations 273

Part VI: The Part of Tens  281

Chapter 22: Ten Reputation-Building Tricks 283

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Prove You’re an Ethical Grant Writer 289

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Secure Peer Review Opportunities 293

Index  299

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