Your go-to guide for getting that coveted grant Though hundreds of thousands of grant opportunities exist, finding the right one can be a challenge. Grant Writing For Dummies, 6th Edition offers expert guidance for locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning a grant. From writing compelling applications to properly adhering to strict guidelines and parameters, it takes the intimidation out of the process and shows you how to increase your ability to get a piece of the billion-dollar pie for your non-profit or for-profit organization. You’ll even have access to sample applications, letters, and budgets online to help you stand out from the competition. As the amount of established granting foundations increases, so does the amount of money available. But for most grant-seekers, the application process can be long, tedious, and highly competitive. Packed with step-by-step instructions for registering with Grants.gov, up-to-date grant opportunities available via newly created websites and online databases, updated resources and best practices—and more—Grant Writing For Dummies is your all-encompassing guide to navigating the entire grant-writing process. Find grant opportunities in the public or private sector Create strong statements of need tailored for your prospects Navigate federal regulations Apply for grants online If you’re ready to create powerful, successful applications and proposals that convey your need for grant funding, help is a page away!
What?s changed from the first edition of this book? More chapters! Clearly defined ?how to? steps! Tons of updated resources and Websites! Guidance in self-publishing, developing a newsletter, developing workshops and becoming a presenter! Information about interning with Dr. Bev and the importance of networking with other grant professionals and continuing education!In the first book, I assumed anyone purchasing the book would be an experienced grant writer. However, ongoing feedback from book readers helped me to realize that many purchasers of the book had no experience in writing grant proposals. In this second edition of How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant, I begin in Chapter 1 with How to Learn the Process of Grant Writing and guide non-grant writers with some basic definitions and point you to Websites and books (yes, I always endorse my own books) to learn the process of grant writing. You can find books by other authors on your own.Once you learn the process of how to write grant proposals, in Chapter 2, I help you understand the steps it takes to transition from being an employee (a grant writer for someone else) to starting your own home-based grant writing consulting business. In Chapter 3, you will learn how to structure your new consulting business. Chapter 4 guides you through the basics of logistically setting up a new business in your home environment.In Chapter 5, I give you a menu of possible services to offer prospective clients and discuss cash flow strategies. Chapter 6 covers the most important information, how to set your fees! If you?re wondering how to develop your first business contract and other handy templates, Chapter 7 covers these critical new business essentials.In Chapter 8, you will learn how to develop marketing tools or documents to promote your new business services. Worried about how to find clients, Chapter 9 shows you how to find potential clients. Once you have landed your first contract, Chapter 10 guides you on how and where to start with a new client.In Chapter 11, I tell you how to become an expert, building a track record and using my age-old formula for determining your funding success rate?a critical marketing tool. Chapter 12 gives you the ?inside scoop? on how to manage multiple projects?to increase your cash flow. If you follow all of my advice in the first 12 chapters, you will surely need Chapter 13 where I tell you how to expand your business and staff (hire others to help you).In Chapter 14, I talk opening and honestly with you about how to self-publish?what it takes to write and publish your own books. A lot of criticism in my first ?How To? book came from readers who had no clue on how to start their own newsletter. Well, in Chapter 15, I give you Websites and insider clues on how to determine your target readers and setup your own newsletter. In Chapter 16, I share with you how to develop workshop titles, create curriculum, and find opportunities to present?for pay!In Chapter 17, I give you an overview of my tuition-based internship program and tell you how to become one of my coveted and well-trained interns, whether you need my mentoring in writing more winning grant proposals or in starting up your new grant writing consulting business, I CAN help you! In my last chapter, Chapter 18, I talk to you about the importance of networking with other grant professionals and share experiences from my own professional affiliations.This book is not a rewrite of my first edition, it?s an entirely new book?with fresh ideas, timely tips, and lots of virtual ?hand holding? to start you on the road to professional fulfillment and financial success!One final word, my intent in this book is not to tell you the ?only? way or the ?best way?, but rather to present general information and allow you to make your own decisions for your new business. The approach I want you to take when reading this Second Edition is to: Read, Decide for Yourself, Take Action.
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Help your nonprofit thrive Need practical advice on running a nonprofit? No problem! Packed with the latest tips and techniques on starting and managing a charitable organization, this easy-to-follow guide offers everything you need to help your nonprofit endure the ups and downs of the economy. From applying for your tax exemption to raising money to pay for your programs, it covers it all. So get ready to bring in the bucks — and enjoy watching your nonprofit prosper. Write a mission statement Craft a compelling pitch Raise money online Apply for grants Get the word out Adapt in hard times Prepare a solid budget Project cash flow
Authors William Gerin, Christine Kapelewski, and Niki L. Page are here to help you secure NIH funding for your research! Writing the NIH Grant Proposal, Third Edition offers hands-on advice that simplifies, demystifies, and takes the fear out of writing a federal grant application. Acting as a virtual mentor, this book provides systematic guidance for every step of the NIH application process, including the administrative details, developing and managing collaborative relationships, budgeting, and building a research team. Helpful hints along the way provide tips from researchers who have received grants themselves. New to this Edition: Much more user-friendly in response to the updated NIH website Covers the new Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) online submission form for both single and multiple projects Revamped advice on substantive sections of the proposal to address lowered page allowance Coverage of the new scoring system and reviewer reporting system Coverage of the usage and submission of the new SF 424 forms
The most complete grant writing book on the market, including sample letters and 15 sample grant proposals.
Describes the fundamentals of writing effective proposals for grants and developing a successful business plan, and includes tips on researching, home-office guidance, and business marketing.
This book helps grant writers in higher education to secure funding. It identifies positive and negative attitudes that affect producing highly desirable and fundable proposals.A Steps and Guidelines section helps make sure the reader finishes the book with a clear idea of how to prepare successful proposals. A separate segment onPreparing Budgets shows how to prepare budgets that will impress the reviewer and also how to test a budget to ensure that it is reasonable and sound. Information is included that is designed to help grant writers match their own reasons for writing grant proposals with the expectations of the potential funder. Several actual proposals written by the author that have been funded are provided as examples. The book identifies the essentials in a proposal package and explains how to develop each segment.Designed as a professional development resource for all faculty in higher education and individuals in all areas of K-12 education, particularly those in administrative capacities.
In 101 Tips for Aspiring Grant Writers, you get access to the tips and secrets of a highly successful professional grant writer. The tips are divided into categories that walk you through a typical grant proposal: General Tips, Expressing Need, Goals and Objectives, Program Design, Management Plan, Personnel, Evaluation, Budget, Editing, Formatting, Assembly and Mailing, Ethics, and Finding Grants. This is the book you would read cover to cover as you get started with grant writing and keep next to your computer as a reference to help you as your work your way through a proposal. Whether you are a newcomer to grant writing or a seasoned veteran, there are tips in this book that will benefit your work.
Develop a winning business proposal Plan and use a repeatable proposal process Use tools and templates to accelerate your proposals Get the intel on bids and proposals Congratulations! You have in your hands the collected knowledge and skills of the professional proposal writer – without having to be one! Inside, you'll find out how to unlock what these professionals know and apply it to your own business to improve the way you capture new customers and communicate with existing ones! Inside... Develop a great proposal Focus on the customer Know your competition Plan your approach Use tools and templates Write persuasively Overcome misconceptions Expand your skills Avoid proposal killers
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.
Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: Research and organize information for your documents Plan your project in a technical brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation, and more Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries, and presentations Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training, and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.
The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Most grants books—often hundreds of pages long—make grant writing seem too intimidating, but Gorsevski gets to the heart of the process. In simple steps, Writing Successful Grant Proposals highlights key things savvy proposal writers do to attract and secure prospective funders. With clear, concise instructions, this book demystifies grant proposal writing, from the initial development phase, to the writing and submissions phase, to the grant award phase, to the final delivery of project results phase. This small but mighty guide shares with readers effective strategies for adapting proposals to meet diversity, digital, and other evolving 21st Century constraints of grant review, offering pointers for staying on-task, getting the proposed project done on time and under budget, plus many other insider tips for smoothly navigating through the grants process. This handy guidebook is designed to help academics, non-profits, ‘creatives,’ and entrepreneurs to write successful grant proposals. “This little book gets quickly to the important points. Even better, Dr. Gorsevski has been around the grant-writing block a few times herself. She's giving honest answers and pragmatic advice. This is all the stuff you really need to know!” – Dale Cyphert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Northern Iowa “Finally! A savvy book on grants that speaks to large social concerns of peace, environment, justice and multiple audiences. Gorsevski's book is a much needed resource for agency, academic and volunteer leaders alike regarding the do's and don'ts of dealing with diverse donors and RFPs.” – George A. Lopez, Hesburgh Professor of Peace Studies Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, and former Vice-President of the US Institute of Peace/div /divEllen W. Gorsevski, Ph.D., shares her experience in writing successful grant proposals in private sector think tanks and contracting firms and in public sector teaching and research. She is author of books on persuasive communication, including Peaceful Persuasion: The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004) and Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Troubador Publishing, Ltd, 2014)./div
Business writing that gets results The ability to write well is a key part of your professional success. From reports and presentations to emails and Facebook posts, whether you're a marketer, customer service rep, or manager, being able to write clearly and for the right audience is critical to moving your business forward. The techniques covered in this new edition of Business Writing For Dummies will arm you with the skills you need to write better business communications that inform, persuade, and win business. How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers–the people you communicate with at work–are no different. So how can you make your communications stand out and get the job done? From crafting a short and sweet email to bidding for a crucial project, Business Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need to achieve high-impact business writing. Draft reports, proposals, emails, blog posts, and more Employ editing techniques to help you craft the perfect messages Adapt your writing style for digital media Advance your career with great writing In today's competitive job market, being able to write well is a skill you can't afford to be without–and Business Writing For Dummies makes it easy!
Take charge and engage your enterprise in a Lean transformation Have you thought about using Lean in your business or organization, but are not really sure how to implement it? Or perhaps you're already using Lean, but you need to get up to speed. Lean For Dummies shows you how to do more with less and create an enterprise that embraces change. In plain-English, this friendly guide explores the general overview of Lean, how flow and the value stream works, and the best ways to apply Lean to your enterprise. This revised edition includes the latest tools, advice, and information that can be used by everyone — from major corporations to small business, from non-profits and hospitals to manufacturers and service corporations. In addition, it takes a look at the successes and failures of earlier Lean pioneers — including Toyota, the inventors of Lean — and offer case studies and hands-on advice. The latest on the Six Sigma and Lean movements The role of technology and the expanding Lean toolbox Case studies enhance the material Lean For Dummies gives today's business owners and upper level management in companies of all sizes and in all industries, the tools and information they need to streamline process and operate more efficiently.
The prospect of writing a proposal can be overwhelming - especially if you're new to proposal writing. Where do you start? How do you make sense of the unique terminology? What information do you need to gather? How do you find funding sources? How can you best communicate your vision to others? Representing more than sixty years of proposal writing experience, The Art of Grant Writing will not only cover the basics of proposal writing, but also some of the "tricks of the trade" shared by professionals who have been at it successfully for a number of years. It's a practical, straightforward "how-to" guide to writing proposals and is filled with practical tips, cautions, and time-saving ideas. Whether you are new to proposal writing or already have some experience, there's something for everyone in this book. "After 40 years of grants research, grant writing, and grant management I firmly believe that grant proposal writing is both an art and a science. The wonderful thing about this book is the way Ms. Gherman has interwoven these two approaches. If you're a novice grant writer, this book will guide you through this process with ease. If you are a professional, I think you will find hidden jewels to strengthen your own approach to proposal development." -Cynthia M. Adams, CEO/President, GrantStation.com, Inc. "The Art of Grant Writing gives me a base of reference to create a good working tool for my staff... a real "how-to" instruction style with solid reference material." -JoAnn Polston, Healy Lake Traditional Council, Healy Lake, Alaska "I was completely overwhelmed at the prospect of writing a grant proposal to anyone outside of our local area. I did not want to embarrass our organization. I now feel I have the tools to write a grant proposal which may be funded." -Lisa Gregory, Habitat for Humanity, Beckley, WV
Grant writing? Need a mentor? Grant Writing: A Simple, Clear and Concise Guide gets to the heart of grant writing and is focussed on you – the individual grant writer. Grant Writing: A Simple, Clear and Concise Guide: talks to you, peer-to-peer works for beginners right through to seasoned writers is easy to follow and mapped to the grant application gives you the skills, confidence and know how to find funding streams, develop your project and write your submission maps the process from the initial search for funding right through to the assessor’s perspective drives you to find your unique voice, as opposed to finding text to copy is based on years of experience in grant writing and has been used internationally to secure funding looks at the dynamics of your organisation and steers you clear of the grant-writing pitfalls Whether you want to strengthen your grant writing skills or are considering your own business, Grant Writing: A Simple, Clear and Concise Guide will get you started.