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Proposal Writing : Effective Grantsmanship



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  • Proposal Writing : Effective Grantsmanship
    Proposal Writing : Effective Grantsmanship
  • Proposal Writing
    Proposal Writing


This book has been updated and revised to help beginning students and grantwriters write an effective proposal, which increases their chances of success. The Third Edition of Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship is not an exhaustive text on proposal writing; its purpose is to provide a solid foundation upon which to add years of experience to fine-tune grant writing skills. Authors Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia A. Scheinberg de-mystify the grant writing process and provide a guide to writing that is as jargon-free and simple to use as possible. New to the Third Edition Provides greater coherence and logic in the presentation of the chapters : A new organization around The Fundamentals of Proposal Writing; The Three Lens of Proposal Conceptualization; and Writing the Proposal. Includes new topics : New chapters cover Using Technology in Proposal Development and Understanding the Agency and Funding Environment. Offers an accompanying Web site : A student study site helps readers create their own proposals and further develop and practice concepts in the book. Intended Audience   This is an excellent guide for beginning grant writers as well as graduate courses such as Grantwriting and Fundraising for Social Work, Social Work Program Planning, and Social Work Administration in the department of social work.

Table of Contents

An Orientation to Proposal Writing
Components of a Proposal
The Process of Submitting a Proposal
The Difference Between Grants and Contracts
Organizing the Writing
Writing for an Established Organization or Starting Your Own
Writing Style and Format
Using Technology in Proposal Development
The Role and Use of Search Engines
Review of Funder's Websites
Evaluating Data and Other Information
Electronic Submission of the Proposal
Understanding the Agency and Funding Environment
Understanding the Agency
Understanding the Community
Understanding the Funder
Needs-Based Program Development
Understanding the Community Through Data
Understanding Barriers to Service
Program Design and Theoretical Orientations
Conceptualizing Proposal Ideas
Working with a Collaborative
Sustainability and Institutionalization
Writing the Needs Statement
The Purpose of the Needs Statement
A Guide to Writing the Needs Statement
Writing Goals, Objectives and Implementation Plan
Formulating Objectives
Developing the Implementation Plan
Writing the Project Narrative
Writing the Evaluation Plan
The Benefits of Evaluation
Developing an Evaluation Plan
Writing the Evaluation Section
Other Evaluation Considerations
Creating the Budget
Types of Budgets
Budgeting for the First-Time Grant Writer
Budget Justifications
Other Budgeting Issues
Agency Capability and Finishing Touches
The Agency Capability Statement
Requesting Letters of Support
The Proposal Abstract
The Title and Title Page
The Cover Letter
Estimating Time
Funding Resource Information
References and Suggested Readings
About the Authors
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