Webster's New World(Tm) Grant Writing Handbook

Webster's New World(Tm) Grant Writing Handbook

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A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to grant writing Webster's New World Grant Writing Handbook walks readers through every step of the grant writing process from defining the project and getting and interpreting a foundation's guidelines to submitting and following up on the grant application. With clear, concise explanations, thorough coverage, illustrative examples, and expert advice, this helpful, complete resource gives grant writers all the information and guidance they need to succeed. Sara Deming Wason (Syracuse, NY) holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Wason has over 20 years' experience in nonprofit administration, including the last 10 years in higher education development. She is currently Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Syracuse University where she is responsible for corporate foundation fundraising.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 521.64g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764559125
  • 9780764559129
  • 1,666,714

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A superior resource to help your nonprofit win the grants you deserve

In an increasingly competitive nonprofit world, even top organizations struggle to extend their fundraising reach or simply maintain current funding levels. This thorough guide to crafting winning grant applications takes you through the entire process-from pinpointing the right funding opportunities, to writing persuasive proposals, to following up later.

Practical, reliable, and accessible to seasoned pros and grant-writing greenhorns alike, Webster's New World Grant Writing Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of: Different types of foundation and corporate grantmakersDefining your project, as well as your organization's mission and goalsTailoring your applications to each grantmaker's interest areasWriting convincing letters of inquiry Organizing and writing hard-hitting proposalsFollowing up on proposals after they've been submittedEffective donor cultivation after proposals have been approved

Featuring sample proposals, letters, and application forms; proposal checklists; a glossary of terms; and many illustrative examples, this complete resource is ideal for any nonprofit-whether you're in a multimillion-dollar university development office or the smallest humanitarian agency.
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Understanding Corporate and Foundation Fundraising. How Corporations and Foundations Fit into Your Overall Fundraising Strategy. Why Corporations and Foundations Give. Foundations. Corporations. Implications for Fundraisers. PART II: The New Philanthropy. Giving Trends. Corporate and Foundation Funding in Perspective. The Future. PART III: Define the Project. Generate the Idea. "Mission-Fit". Is Your Organization Prepared? Project Development. Make Sure Everyone Is on the Same Page. PART IV: Finding the Right Funders for Your Project. What Makes a Good Prospect? Know the Landscape. Project-Specific Grant Searches. Search Strategy. Your Final List. PART V: Approaching Funders. Make the Best Initial Approach. Letters of Inquiry. Other Forms of Communication. The Next Step. Handling Rejection. PART VI: Organize the Proposal. Roles and Responsibilities. The Outline. Proposal Production. PART VII: Writing the Proposal. Your Unique Voice. The Funder's Requirements. Proposal Components. Nontraditional Proposal Formats. Submission Tips. PART VIII: Proposal Review and Follow-Up. How Proposals Are Processed. Develop a Proposal Tracking System. Follow Up on Your Proposal. Reply to the Funder's Decision. PART IX: Effective Stewardship. Recognize the Funder. Communicate About Your Project. Project Pitfalls. Develop a Stewardship Tracking System. Build on Your Success. Appendix A: Sample Proposal. Appendix B: Proposal Forms. Common Grant Application. Online Application. Appendix C: Characteristics of an Effective Fundraiser. List of Characteristics. A Word About Recognition. Career Advice for Current and Prospective Fundraisers. Appendix D: Government Grants. You Must Have a Well-Defined Plan. The Proposal Process Is Much More Restrictive. An Agency Person Is Available for Questions. Government Agencies Require More Documentation. The Approval Process Is Clearly Defined. Budgetary and Payment Processes Differ. Glossary. Index.
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About Sara D. Wason

Sara Deming Wason, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Syracuse University, holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has over twenty years' experience in nonprofit administration, including the last ten years in higher education development.
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