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Grant Writing For Dummies 5th Edition Resource Center

This resource center is an addition to Grant Writing For Dummies, 5th Edition, with bonus material created to help you better understand the concepts and techniques from the book. You can navigate to your desired content by selecting individual download links below.

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Ch 1 | Ch 2 | Ch 6 | Ch 12 | Ch 13 | Ch 14 | Ch 15 | Ch 16 | Ch 17 | Ch 18 | Ch 21 | More on Grant Writing!

Part I: Getting Started with Grant Writing

Chapter 1: Grant Writing 101

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers contact information


Chapter 2: Thinking Strategically to Improve Your Odds of Success

Letter of Inquiry template


Part II: Digging Up Grant Funding Opportunities 

Chapter 6: Researching Potential Private Sector Funders

National Common Grant Application format


Part III: Maximizing Your Chances of Scoring a Grant Award 

Part IV: Writing to Win 

Chapter 12: Providing Supporting Documentation

Grant Cover Letter template

Executive Summary/Abstract template

Table of Contents template


Chapter 13: Documenting Your Organization’s History and Capabilities

Sample Grant Application for Reference


Chapter 14: Building a Strong Statement of Need

Comparison Table template


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

Timeline Chart template

Logic Model template


Chapter 16: Managing the Management and Assets

Management Plan template

Adequacy of Resources Table template


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

Budget Summary template


Part V: Submitting Your Application and Navigating What Comes Next

Chapter 18: Checking the Checklist and the Content

Grant Application Checklist

Potential Funding Sources template


Chapter 21: Securing Matching Funds and Other Goodies from Corporations

Corporate Request Letter template


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