Storytelling For Grantseekers

Author: Cheryl A. Clarke
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470482869
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Grantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion. New edition features: Overall updates as well as both refreshed and new examples Workshop exercises for using the storytelling approach New chapters on the application of the storytelling method to other fundraising communications like appeal letters and case statements, as well as the importance of site visits Example of a full narrative proposal

Storytelling For Grantseekers

Author: Cheryl Clarke
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470381229
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Oftentimes, people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process, and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, consultant and trainer Cheryl A. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. Grantseekers who have used this process discover that telling the organization's story in narrative form (complete with settings, characters, antagonists, and resolutions), can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. This guide contains the resources needed to help craft a synopsis, package a compelling story, and create a short story approach to the inquiry and cover letters that support the larger proposal. Clarke walks grantseekers through all the phases of developing an effective proposal and highlights the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders.

How To Say It Grantwriting

Author: Deborah S. Koch
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101145420
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A guide to writing grant proposals tailored specifically to a donor?s interests, complete with step-by-step instructions and samples of winning proposals. In grant- seeking, words can go where the applicant can?t?the foundation boardroom, the corporation?s headquarters?so it?s important to use them as the strategic, powerful tools that they are. This book shows readers how to find, frame, and use words effectively to make the case for any organization and its projects. Readers are provided the tools for crafting a grant proposal that speaks directly to the funder?s interests. Grant-seekers will learn: ? How to find out which funders fit their project exactly ? Strategies for figuring out what each grant-maker is looking for ? Critical tips for crafting attention-grabbing proposals Koch shows readers how to write with a point of view that is geared to the funder?s interests and goals, while remaining true to the project. Packed with examples of winning proposals, and strategies for using words to inspire and convince, this is the must-have resource for any grant-seeker hoping to stand apart from the crowd.

The Individual S Guide To Grants

Author: Judith B. Margolin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468445200
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This book is a work of conscience. It is the product of a long-standing feeling of obligation on my part to write something useful for a special group of people to which you probably belong-individuals who seek grants. In my years as Director of the New York library of The Foundation Center, * each and every day I encountered numbers of individuals look ing for grant money. Although I tried to be as supportive as possible, in the face of the particular problems shared by this group of library users, my own reaction was one of relative helplessness. Simply stated, most of the fund-raising guides, printed directories, and computer files purport edly created to serve the fund-raising public are of little or no use to individuals who seek funding on their own. These resources are directed *The Foundation Center is the independent, nonprofit organization established by foun dations to provide information for the grant-seeking public. vii viii I PREFACE toward the nonprofit, tax-exempt agency, which is the most common recipient of foundation, corporate, and government largess. They are not designed to respond to the special requirements of the individual grant seeker. In the applicant eligibility index, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance defines individuals as "homeowners, students, farmers, artists, scientists, consumers, small-business persons, minors, refugees, aliens, veterans, senior citizens, low-income persons, health and educational professionals, builders, contractors, developers, handicapped persons, the physically afflicted." In short, practically everyone qualifies.

Grant Proposal Makeover

Author: Cheryl A. Clarke
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787994198
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Nine out of ten grant proposals are rejected. Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones–that have the potential to be funded. This book stands out from other traditional grantwriting books because it illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes from foundation program officers and funding community insiders taken from an international survey of foundation professionals.

The Ultimate Insider S Guide To Winning Foundation Grants

Author: Martin Teitel
Editor:
ISBN: 9781889102160
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Rev. ed. of: Thank you for submitting your proposal. c2006.

How To Write Fundraising Materials That Raise More Money

Author: Tom Ahern
Editor: Emerson & Church, Publishers
ISBN: 9781889102313
Size: 13,72 MB
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Writing to raise money takes more than a few choice words. Highly profitable communications use a wide array of "trade secrets" to boost response. Things like emotional triggers, a working knowledge of reader psychology, the discovery of eye motion studies, and donor research – all help writing pros reap big rewards from their appeal letters, newsletters, websites, case statements, and more.Now these trade secrets are yours, collected in one easy-to-understand volume: How to Write Fundraising Materials that Raise More Money – The Art, the Science, the Secrets. Author Tom Ahern is recognized as one of North America's leading experts on effective communications. His workshops are in hot demand. Last year he released a first-of-its-kind book on moneymaking donor newsletters.Now, in his new book, Ahern reveals all: how top fundraising writers inspire their prospects to make that first gift – and how they keep existing donors loyal and generous.Raising more money through words, via the printed page or online, is no accident. But anyone can do it well: you don't need special writing talent. All you need is this essential guide to best practices in the fundraising industry.

The Foundation Center S Guide To Proposal Writing

Author: Jane C. Geever
Editor:
ISBN: 9781595424044
Size: 19,87 MB
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Detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals is explained. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal. The guide oulines the entire proposal-writing process including pre-proposal planning tips, components of the proposal and gives guidance from grantmakers. To illustrate key points, excerpts from successful grant proposals are inserted throughout the guide. A complete model proposal is included in the appendix. An updated bibliography features selected resouces on proposal development, including web and print sources.

Understanding And Changing Your Management Style

Author: Robert C. Benfari
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118417690
Size: 16,40 MB
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An update of the classic book that reveals the 6 keys to successful management In this new edition of his best-selling book, Robert Benfari explains that the best mangers are not born that way but share a mix of characteristics that can be analyzed, understood, and most importantly changed. He identifies the six characteristics of successful managers (Psychological Type; Needs/Motivation; Use of Power; Conflict Style; Our Basic Values; and Our Reaction to Stress) and uses these building blocks to show how anyone can use personality-specific strategies for resolving conflicts, solving problems, managing stress, handling difficult situations at work, and positively influencing others. Includes a proven pathway for becoming an effective manager Contains new information on management style and leadership, human nature and neuroscience, and the dark side of management Includes a self-assessment for each of the six building blocks to successful management This research-based book offers the tools leaders need to improve their management style and succeed in the workplace.

Grant Writing Revealed

Author: Jana Jane Hexter
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477613108
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This book contains the wisdom of 25 top grant writers who collectively raised $1.7 billion dollars during their careers, with over 400 years of combined writing experience on more than 24,000 grant proposals. In interviews with the author, they generously shared what they do, what they don?t do, and how they operate to consistently win. The author identifies 24 key elements that the experts use for successful grant development for non-profits. It's written for experienced non-profit professionals at a Grantwriting 401 level. Use this easy-to-read gem to refine your skills so that grant development becomes more fun, easy, and rewarding. The book is available on a gift basis through the author's website www.grantwritingrevealed.com This book is a must have for your grants library! This book will allow you to glean the tips from the best of the best. Jane Hexter has done an excellent job of compiling a wealth of invaluable information from the top experts in the grants industry. -- Gail Vertz, GPC , CEO, Grant Professionals Association This book is the Open Sesame of grant writing's hidden little secrets to successful proposals. Jana Hexter has unlocked the door to show how grant writing is an art form and a science. She reveals the secrets of writing with honesty and integrity. She shares home-spun personal anecdotes and her humor to get the points across and to help us remember them. --Donald A. Griesmann, ret'd clergy & lawyer, virtual volunteer with grant announcements via Twitter (@dgriesmann) In this thought-provoking book, Jana beautifully expresses the humanity and spirituality of grantwriting. It is not a checklist of steps to follow but a call for deeper relatedness. Jana has a knack for making the interviewees come alive, so in the end it doesn't feel like you've just read a "how-to" book so much as it feels like you have been sitting in a room with this group of fundraising veterans listening to them share their secrets. -- Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, Founder and President of the Soul of Money Institute A big shout out to Jana for writing a book filled with wisdom and compassion and given to us with a deep spirit of generosity. -- Jeff Furman, Trustee, Ben & Jerry's Foundation