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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets
This is the revised and expanded edition of the most sought-after guide for everyone seeking grants: nonprofits, state and local governments, universities, school administrators, teachers, artists, and those seeking funds for scholarly and cultural enterprises. Written by two authors who have won millions of dollars in grants — and updated to include vital information and ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 17th 2006 by Basic Books
(first published June 19th 2003)
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There's some irony to the fact that I tell people to buy 'The Only Grant Writng Book You'll Ever Need"--and another grant writing book (Carlson's 'Grant Writing Step By Step). Carlson is the outline, the book you read cover to cover. Karch and Fox are thorough, covering nearly every possible grant writing scenario. Writing a services grant for a mid size non profit to a Federal funding agency? They deal with that; ditto for an equipment grant on behalf of a small non profit and addressed to a pr ...more
Sep 08, 2011 Lisa A. Carlson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those interested in starting a non-profit
Recommended to Lisa A. by: The library
Thinking of starting a non-profit? This book is a great resource for those interested in beginning the process of asking for grant money. It defines what is necessary, the mistakes others have made in applying for grant money and been denied. There is a substantial index in the back of the book listing helpful information by state. The book does not give examples of grant applications because every organizations who gives grants has their own application process and requirements. If you can read ...more
May 26, 2016 Melisa Blankenship rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is a very practical book with rules and tips on successful grant writing. There are sections in each chapter where they give quotes from actual grant givers describing what they're looking for in a proposal. The book covers all of the mechanics and explains why the didn't parts of the grant proposal are important. It's easy to read and the chapters are organized with sub-headings that allow you to look to the sections that are most relevant to your organization first.
This is one of the more insightful grant books out there, and it actually goes beyond the basics. I would recommend this for experienced grant writers as well as newbies. They provide a good mix of their own advice, as well as sections on feedback directly from funders. It's also one of the few grant books that covers both government and foundation funders in a meaningful way (i.e., not being too general about either).
Very, very complete and insightful. I read this while directing a small NGO and can say with confidence that this is the "bible" for beginner and experienced grant writers alike. Easy to read - not so easy to implement, but thats not the books fault. Also provides the "insider" info all grant-seekers should know about. Do your homework, read this book. ...more
This had a lot of great information about how grant makers decide how to allocated funds and how to put a proposal together. I would have liked a little more info on how to present the organization's current financial situation and also on targeting inquiries. However, although I think the title is hyperbole, it's a very useful book.
While this book was very informative, I wish there had been more information on small family foundations and the types of requirements for their grants. As for large government grantors and cooperate grants, this is the only grant writing book I think I'll need...even though I may need to update my current edition to the newest one.
Super easy and fast read. Great bulletpoins! This is the only Gran Writin book that you need. They go over a ton of does and donts. I thought that grant writing was easy, but there are alot of steps that you dont know when you first start out. They give examples, which was very helpful.
I'm sorry to report that this book did not lead me by the hand to a huge grant for making art with beads. Or even one enabling me to loll around reading books all day. It was quite informative and clearly written, however, and I gained a fair bit of understanding of the grant process.
Sep 15, 2016 Jaime Contreras rated it really liked it
I received this book at a grant writing workship and found it quite helpful. It has templates and examples of the materials needed for writing a grant. This is a professional book with a ractical approach to the topic.