Mary Ann Payne Grant Writing DeMYSTiFied Publisher: McGrаw-Нill Prоfessional | 2010 | ISBN: 0071738630 | 288 pages
Need money for your charity or project but do not know the first thing about writing a grant? Let this DeMYSTiFied book unravel the secrets of this process. It will take you step-by-step through the fundamentals--from writing a letter of inquiry to outlining and drafting the proposal. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives you instant feedback on your new skills. Work at your own pace, and soon you will be able to craft a grant and win the precious resources you need. You'll learn how to: Write letters of intent Develop action plans and outlines Apply for government and foundation grants Avoid common grammatical errors Polish sentence structure
"Grant Writing For Dummies, 3 Edition" For Dummies | 2008 | ISBN: 0470291133 | 360 pages
Grant Writing For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as a one-stop reference for readers who are new to the grant writing process or who have applied for grants in the past but had difficulties. It offers 25 percent new and revised material covering the latest changes to the grant writing process as well as a listing of where to apply for grants. Grant writers will find: • The latest language, terms, and phrases to use on the job or in proposals. • Ways to target the best websites to upload and download the latest and user-friendly application forms and writing guidelines. • Major expansion on the peer review process and how it helps improve one's grant writing skills and successes. • One-stop funding websites, and state agencies that publish grant funding opportunity announcements for seekers who struggle to find opportunities. New to third edition.
"Getting Your Share of the Pie: The Complete Guide to Finding Grants" Publisher: Praeger | 2010 | ISBN: 0313382549 | 208 pages
Many organizations that desperately need financial support miss opportunities for funding for two reasons: They don't have the knowledge or resources to successfully pursue and win a grant or they are ignorant of the range of possibilities in private, federal, or state-sourced funds available to them. With the emergence of economic stimulus money intended to assist nonprofits and government agencies suffering in the poor economic conditions, grant-writing is now a more relevant skill than ever before. This text can provide a multitude of benefits, including training existing staff with no prior experience to successfully pursue grant money, saving the cost of hiring a full-time grant writer, and serving as a complete guide for experienced grant writers seeking new options and techniques in obtaining operational funding. Getting Your Share of the Pie: The Complete Guide to Finding Grants also reveals the author's in-depth knowledge about the specific attributes the funding agencies look for via a digest of actual conversations with their representatives.
Willo Pequegnat, Ellen Stover, and Cheryl Anne Boyce "How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists" 2010 | ISBN: 1441914536 | 300 pages
Over the last fifty years behavioral and medical research has been generously supported by the federal government, private foundations, and other philanthropic organizations contributing to the development of a vibrant public health system both in the United States and worldwide. However, these funds are dwindling and to stay competitive, investigators must understand the funding environment and know how to translate their hypotheses into research grant applications that reviewers evaluate as having scientific merit. The Second Edition of ‘How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application’ is the only book of its kind written by federal research investigators which provides technical assistance for researchers applying for biobehavioral and psychosocial research funding and can give them an edge in this competitive environment. The book provides invaluable tips on all aspects of the art of grantsmanship, including: how to determine research opportunities and priorities, how to develop the different elements of an application, how to negotiate the electronic submission and review processes, and how to disseminate the findings. Charts, visual aids, Web links, an extensive real-world example of a research proposal with budget, and a "So You Were Awarded Your Grant—Now What?" chapter show prospective applicants how to: - Formulate a testworthy—and interesting—hypothesis. - Sel ect the appropriate research mechanism. - Avoid common pitfalls in proposal writing. - Develop an adequate control group. - Conduct a rigorous qualitative inquiry. - Develop a budget justification of costs. - Develop a human subjects of animal welfare plan. - Write a data analytic plan. - Design a quality control/assurance program. - Read between the lines of a summary of the review of your application. Although its focus is on Public Health Service funding, ‘How to Write a Successful Research Grant’ is equally useful for all research proposals, including graduate students preparing a thesis or dissertation proposal. Service providers in community-based organizations and public health agencies will also find this a useful resource in preparing a proposal to compete for grant funds fr om state and community resources, non-government organizations, and foundations.
David G. Bauer "The 'How To' Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants" Row an & Littl eld Publis hers | 2011 | ISBN: 1442204184 | 384 pages
David Bauer's "How To" Grants Manual has guided the step-by-step winning grants process of our faculty for the past six years. In that time, we have moved from about $1.5 million in external support to over $12 million. The process described in this book was a large factor in this increase. (James E. McLean )
Bauer's manual has become a standard in its field. If a library can only purchase one book on developing grant proposals, this one should be at or very near the top of the list. (Library Journal (On Fourth Edition) Library Journal (On Fourth Edition) )
When I was Dean of the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University, we created a faculty fellows group with a faculty administrator and David Bauer as consultant. After about 18 months of using the processes outlined in The "How To" Grants Manual, external grant funding increased from approximately $500,000 to $1.2M in 2009. While external funding is an important measure, the real achievement was a change in the academic culture of the School. There was an increase in the number of grant applications as well as the number of faculty writing grants. The step by step system presented in the book provides faculty teams with a model that keeps them working together to accomplish the outcome—a new grant application! (Mary Otto )
Professor Andrew J. Friedland, Professor Carol L Folt "Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition" 2009 | ISBN: 0300119399 | 224 pages
This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail.
Beverly Browning "Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals" McGraw-Hill | 2007 | ISBN: 0071495843 | 192 pages
The Right Phrase for Every Situation!Every Time These days, it's not enough to work for a good cause or worthy organization. If you want to receive funding from a corporation, community, foundation, or government institution, it all comes down to one thing: your proposal. With hundreds of ready-to-use "Perfect Phrases," you'll quickly know the right words to use for the three major sections of every successful grant proposal: How to introduce yourself, your program, and your achievements How to describe your goals-and what funding will accomplish What you should include as your supporting documents With this comprehensive, user-friendly approach to grant writing, you'll be able to tackle the various proposal formats, create a professional purpose statement, and back up your plan with solid data. Plus, you'll discover some insider secrets that will really get the attention you want-and the funding you need. Synopsis Perfect phrases for the right situation, every time. Whether it's writing grants or generating sales leads, the "Perfect Phrases" series has the tools for precise, effective communication in any situation. With "Perfect Phrases" books, you have all the phrases you need to get things done, right at your fingertips!
Enola K Proctor, Byron J Powell, Ana A Baumann, Ashley M Hamilton and Ryan L Santens Implementation Science 2012, 7:96 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-96 Published: 12 October 2012
Background All investigators seeking funding to conduct implementation research face the challenges of preparing a high-quality proposal and demonstrating their capacity to conduct the proposed study. Applicants need to demonstrate the progressive nature of their research agenda and their ability to build cumulatively upon the literature and their own preliminary studies. Because implementation science is an emerging field involving complex and multilevel processes, many investigators may not feel equipped to write competitive proposals, and this concern is pronounced among early stage implementation researchers.
Discussion This article addresses the challenges of preparing grant applications that succeed in the emerging field of dissemination and implementation. We summarize ten ingredients that are important in implementation research grants. For each, we provide examples of how preliminary data, background literature, and narrative detail in the application can strengthen the application.
Summary Every investigator struggles with the challenge of fitting into a page-limited application the research background, methodological detail, and information that can convey the project's feasibility and likelihood of success. While no application can include a high level of detail about every ingredient, addressing the ten ingredients summarized in this article can help assure reviewers of the significance, feasibility, and impact of the proposed research.
Allan Hackshaw, "How to Write a Grant Application" English | ISBN: 1405197552 | 2011 | 144 pages
This concise guide covers the important angles of your grant application, whether for a health research project or personal training programme, and will help you be among the successful applicants.
The author, a reviewer for grant funding organisations and internationally respected research scientist, gives you the benefit of his experience from both sides of the process in this easy-to-use, readable guide. The book takes you through the grant application process, explaining how to: Present the justification for the proposed project Describe the study design clearly Estimate the financial costs Understand a typical review process, and how this can influence the contents of the grant application
The author provides practical advice on a range of project types (observational studies, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and systematic reviews) to increase the chance that your application will be successful. There are also tips on what to avoid throughout the application.
With generic information about application requirements, How to Write a Grant Application is ideal for healthcare professionals seeking a health services or scientific grant.
Scott C. Stevenson, "How to Communicate More Effectively with Donors, Members and Volunteers" 2013 | ISBN-10: 1118693108 | 46 pages
Originally published by Stevenson, Inc., this practical resource provides nonprofit leaders and professionals tips, techniques, and best practices for improving communication efforts with donors, members, and volunteers. It also provides examples of successful communications plans from a range of nonprofit organizations.
Important topics covered include: Effective communications plans Blogs that work Effective newsletters Direct marketing success Brown bag meetings CEO/Director involvement Brochure templates Donor website Volunteer handbooks Telephone communication Member hotlines Discussion boards Year-end giving Communicating with teens Roundtable discussions Community outreach