The "how To" Grants Manual
This highly acclaimed, best-selling book in the ACE Series has been created for novice grant seekers who need instruction on how to begin the grants process, as well as for seasoned grant seekers who want to learn new techniques to save time and increase their success rate. Now in its seventh edition,More »
This highly acclaimed, best-selling book in the ACE Series has been created for novice grant seekers who need instruction on how to begin the grants process, as well as for seasoned grant seekers who want to learn new techniques to save time and increase their success rate. Now in its seventh edition, this book will help you work smarter, not harder, in the pursuit of grant support. Several colleges that use this system report success rates of 75 percent. This new edition of The "How To" Grants Manual seeks to improve success rates to an even higher percentage. Advances in technology and changes in grants and research programs -- due to changing institutional budget priorities -- have prompted the author's preparation of this seventh edition. Revisions to grant-seeking strategies have caused the author, working with grantors and advisory groups, to retool the manual's worksheets and communications templates. These extremely useful supplementary materials are available by contacting email@example.com. Please send an email, and our textbooks coordinator will be able to send you the materials.« Less
successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants
Searching the literature to document your project's statement of need: creating an urgent and compelling case
Using time management to integrate a proactive grants system into your career
The grant-winning approach: expanding your possible solutions
Developing key search terms to identify the best grantor(s): redefining your project and improving your research/grants profile to get the right hits
Why grant funds to your and your organization: capitalizing on your capabilities
Creating grant-winning teams and consortia: involving volunteers through advisory committees and advisory groups
Selecting the right marketplace for your project
Documenting organizational support for your proposal: preproposal summary and approval
Part 2. Public/governmental funding opportunities : Understanding the government grants marketplace
Researching the federal government marketplace
Contacting government grantors, past grantees, and past reviewers
Planning the successful federal proposal
Improving your federal proposal: the grants quality circle
Submission: what to do and what not to do
Federal grant requirements
Dealing with the decision of public funding sources
Follow-up with government funding sources
Part 3. Private/foundation funding opportunities : Understanding the private foundation marketplace
Researching potential private foundation grantors: how to find the foundation that is best suited to fund your project
Contacting a private foundation before submission
Applying for private foundation funds: letter of inquiry and letter proposal
Proposal submission, the decision, and follow-up: private foundation funding sources
Part 4. Private/corporate funding opportunities : Understanding the corporate marketplace
Researching potential corporate grantors: how to find the corporate funding source that is best suited to fund your project
Contacting a corporate grantor before submission
Applying for corporate funds
Proposal submission, the decision, and follow-up: corporate grantors
Putting it all together to work for you
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