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Go Get That Grant!: A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizationsby Gail M. Staines
Synopses & Reviews
In these tough economic times, funding opportunities have decreased, while competition for money has increased. Thus, this how-to guide is a must for anyone interested in writing, procuring, and implementing grants. Designed for libraries and nonprofit organizations, Go Get That Grant! includes information about the types of grants available through government agencies and foundations, as well as how to locate funding opportunities.
From gathering basic information about an organization through accepting and implementing grants, Gail Staines provides step-by-step expert advice, numerous examples, and proven writing strategies. She also explains the processes of identifying fundable projects and selecting potential sources of funding.
This volume also contains several appendixes with samples of strategic plans, narratives, budgets, needs assessments, evaluations, and much more. As securing funds becomes increasingly difficult, this current and effective book will prove enormously useful.
In this practical, how-to guide for those interested in writing, procuring, and implementing grants, the author shares her 20+ years of experience successfully procuring and implementing foundation and government grants. From gathering basic information about an organization through accepting and implementing the grant award, expert advice is provided then illustrated through step-by-step guides along with numerous examples. Information about types of grants available through government agencies and foundations, as well as how to locate funding opportunities, is provided. The processes of identifying a fundable project and how to carefully select potential sources of funding are explained. Proven writing strategies show how to make your grant application stand out from the rest, and over 10 appendixes show samples of strategic plans, narratives, budgets, needs assessments, evaluations, and much more.
About the Author
GAIL M. STAINES is assistant provost for university libraries at Saint Louis University. She is co-author of Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students (Scarecrow, 2008).
Table of Contents
Creating your toolkit — Identifying a project — Types of grants — Funding sources — Select a grant and start writing — Submitting your grant — Making the grant successful — Some advice and final words.
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