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Grassroots Grants : An Activist's Guide to Grant Seeking

By (author) Andy Robinson

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In the revised second edition of the bestselling guide to grantseeking, author and activist Andy Robinson walks you through the challenges of incorporating grants into a complete fundraising program, using grant proposals as organizing plans, designing fundable projects, building proposals piece by piece, and fostering effective communication with funders who support the activist community. This updated edition keeps pace with the changing times and contains all new budgets and model proposals, interviews with funders from the grassroots community and timely information about grantseeking on the Internet.

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  • Online resource | 288 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 929.86g
  • 20 Apr 2004
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0787965782
  • 9780787965785

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Andy Robinson has worked with a variety of nonprofits as a fundraiser, grantwriter, editor, and community organizer. All told, he has raised more than $4 million for grassroots organizations and written 150 successful proposals. He is the author of Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out): Earned Income Strategies for Nonprofits, available from Jossey-Bass.

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Learn the Skills You Need to Raise Money from Grants In the revised second edition of the bestselling guide to grantseeking, author and activist Andy Robinson walks you through the challenges of incorporating grants into a complete fundraising program, using grant proposals as organizing plans, designing fundable projects, building proposals piece by piece, and fostering effective communication with funders who support the activist community. This updated edition keeps pace with the changing times and contains all new budgets and model proposals, interviews with funders from the grassroots community, and timely information about grantseeking on the Internet. Praise for the Revised Second Edition of Grassroots Grants "With the new edition of Grassroots Grants, Andy Robinson has done all of us a great service. He's compiled and organized dozens of commonsense tips for building effective partnerships with funders, many presented in the words of the grantmakers themselves. From the art of the schmooze to effective letters of inquiry to simple, fun exercises that will help get your organization off the dime and into the money, Grassroots Grants is a must-read for those in charge of sustaining and strengthening community voices. Thank you, Andy!" -Jay Harris, publisher, Mother Jones "Your indispensable guide for navigating the world of foundation fundraising." -Frank I. Sanchez, senior program officer, The Needmor Fund "Combines a tough and thorough approach to fundraising with a deeply ethical world view. A must-read for caring community organizations operating in a competitive world." -Maude Barlow, national chairperson, Council of Canadians "The experience, tactics, tools, and case studies needed to launch an effective fundraising strategy for social change." -Robert Bray, communications consultant and founder, SPIN Project "Well worth your time before, during, and after your grant submissions!" -Tricia Rubacky, senior development adviser, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations "Can save you years of learning the hard way." -June Rostan, director, Southern Empowerment Project "Artfully demystifies the world of grants by drawing on the experience of a wide range of activist groups." -Guadalupe Guajardo, senior consultant, Technical Assistance for Community Services

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