Business & Management , Nonprofit Organizations

Go Get That Grant!: A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations
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. Editorial Reviews Booklist This little book begins with a simple introduction to what grants are and what they are not, followed by a chapter on 'creating your toolkit' of what will be needed whenever an organization wants to apply for a grant, for example, a mission statement, a short history, a strategic plan, and a definition of the population served. The book continues with information about determining need, creating a budget, and identifying grants that may be good fits. The remainder of the book walks the reader through the various types of grants and tips for successful grant applications. More than a dozen appendixes offer examples of a strategic plan, sample query letters, sample grant-writing worksheets, case studies of successful grant proposals, and more. A wonderful guide for someone new to grant writing or someone wanting to be more successful at securing grants. The Public Historian Good things often come in small packages, as Gail M. Staines demonstrates with Go Get That Grant!: A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations. In nine short chapters, most averaging six pages in length, Staines has provided, as her subtitle indicates, a practical guide for seeking grants from foundations and government agencies....Staines has used a direct, spare style of writing and a no-frills manner of presentation. There is no fluff here, no jargon, no academic posturing, no belaboring the details. One could spend several days and several hundred dollars on a grant-writing course, or one could read this book and, following Staines's guidance,Go Get That Grant." American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) This small readable book contains a wealth of well-organized information for grant writers, especially for those writing their first grants. It does an excellent job of defining the terminology of grant writing, and walks readers through the entire process. 'Creating Your Toolkit' instructs a writer in presenting their organization to its best advantage by improving basic information, such as the mission statement and utilizing data to its full potential. Websites for funding sources are included. Some tables, such as samples of budgets and timelines, are embedded in the text, and helpful appendixes include samples of strategic plan outlines, needs assessment, query letters, and evaluation plans. This book is quick and easy to read, yet packed with information that will assist both beginning grant writers and those looking to hone their grant writing skills. American Reference Books Annual This small readable book contains a wealth of well-organized information for grant writers, especially for those writing their first grants. It does an excellent job of defining the terminology of grant writing, and walks readers through the entire process. 'Creating Your Toolkit' instructs a writer in presenting their organization to its best advantage by improving basic information, such as the mission statement and utilizing data to its full potential. Websites for funding sources are included. Some tables, such as samples of budgets and timelines, are embedded in the text, and helpful appendixes include samples of strategic plan outlines, needs assessment, query letters, and evaluation plans. This book is quick and easy to read, yet packed with information that will assist both beginning grant writers and those looking to hone their grant writing skills.
  • Staines, Gail M.
  • The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • 2010
  • 117
  • 9780810874190
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