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Writing for a Good Cause: The Complete Guide to Crafting Proposals and Other Persuasive Pieces for Nonprof


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Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, andlt;Iandgt;Writing for a Good Causeandlt;/Iandgt; is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs. Whether you work for a storefront social action agency or a leading university, the authors' knowledgeable, practical advice will help you: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;UL TYPE=DISCandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Write the perfect proposal — from the initial research and interviews to the final product andlt;LIandgt;Draft, revise, and polish a "beguiling, exciting, can't-put-it-down and surely can't-turn-it-down" request for funds andlt;LIandgt;Create case statements and other big money materials — also write, design, and print newsletters, and use the World Wide Web effectively andlt;LIandgt;Survive last-minute proposals and other crises — with the Down-and-Dirty Proposal Kit! andlt;/ULandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Writing for a Good Causeandlt;/Iandgt; provides everything fund raisers, volunteers, staff writers, freelancers, and program directors need to know to win funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Joseph Barbatoandlt;/Bandgt; is president of Barbato Associates, which provides writing and design services to the fund-raising programs of nonprofits. He has worked with dozens of nonprofits, including New York University, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and The United Nations Foundation.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Introductionandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;PART 1: THE WACKY WORLD OF FUND RAISINGandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1. What Is Fund Raising, Anyway? The ABCs of the Nonprofit Worldandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;2. Today's Development Office: Who Does What and Whyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;3. The Role of the Writer: Using Words for a Causeandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 2: Writing the Perfect Proposalandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;4. The Marriage Proposal: Asking from Strengthandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;5. Getting Your Material Together: How to Research and Interviewandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;6. Parts of a Proposal: Making Each Section Singandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;7. After the Proposal: Thank-You Letters and Reportsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 3: The Writer's Craftandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;8. Seat of Pants to Seat of Chair: How to Get Startedandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;9. Second Drafts and Other Saving Graces: Revising, Editing, and Editing Againandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;10. Other Key Craft Stuff: How to Get It Crisp, Styled, and Polishedandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;11. The Persuasive Argument: From Angry Letters to Ads and Editorialsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 4: Case Statements and Other Big-Money Materialsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;12. Case Statements: Striking a Noble Noteandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;13. Newsletters: How to Write, Edit, Design, and Printandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;14. Writing for the Electronic

Product Details

Barbato, Joseph
Furlich, Danielle S.
Furlich, Danielle
Touchstone Books
New York :
United states
Business Writing
Small Business - Capital Generation
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Proposal writing in human services
Business Communication - General
Reference-Writing as a Business
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
no. 98-3237
Publication Date:
January 2000
Grade Level:
no photos
9.25 x 6.12 in 12.81 oz
Age Level:
E-mail and the World Wide Webandlt;BRandgt;andlt;B

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