Grant Writing For Dummies

Learn to:

Navigate federal grant databases and apply online for grants Find the most current public and private sector grant opportunities Create strong statements of need Submit applications that meet funders’ expectations

Your comprehensive guide to finding and winning grant monies

Grant writing can be quite daunting, but this complete guide provides you with everything you need to get started with your application right away! Use this resource, including new and updated material, to move through the entire grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources.

Grant writing 101 — get an easy-to-understand introduction to the ins and outs of grants, including who funds them and how to receive them Know what funders want — discover the many grant-making organizations throughout the world and how to tailor your message to what your prospects expect Tug on reviewers’ heartstrings — find out how to tell your story so peer reviewers award your application the maximum number of points The write stuff — explore writing techniques to create powerful, successful applications and proposals that convey your need for grant funding

Go online and find templates for request letters, executive summaries, logic models, budget summary tables, and more

Open the book and find:

How to connect with grant-making agencies What goes into a grant submission How to build a great funding plan An overview of the peer review process A helpful checklist to make sure all the pieces are in place How to navigate federal grant websites Compelling words to use in applications Advice on requesting matching funds and other items

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  1. A thorough and up-to-date guide for writing grant applications I had the third edition of this book, from 2009, and thought that it would be helpful to upgrade to the 5th edition. I’m an experienced grant-writer, having secured federal and state grants for economic development, research and the arts. 

  2. Comprehensive, detailed, and helpful book, but not for faculty seeking grant awards This book is quite helpful, and I am impressed by its comprehensiveness and detail. For many persons, it is a one-stop-shop for information on how to write grants successfully. I am especially impressed by the section on “Digging Up Grant Funding Opportunities” which provides lots of information on how to do just that. The chapter on exploring is particularly notable, as many books on grants barely touch on this important government website. But while the book will be…

  3. Big Help This book was no exception to a great series. Written in a step by step manor to keep everything clear. Plenty of examples. I have used several of the “Dummies” books before and they have always been great. It is a shame that college textbooks are not done by this company.

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