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The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing

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Our best-selling Guide delivers comprehensive instruction on this crucial skill. Based on recent interviews with 40 grantmakers, the Guide illuminates the latest trends in grantmaking and proposal reviews. It includes the most current techniques for researching funders and an all-new chapter on crafting the project evaluation component of a grant proposal.
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Foundation Center (first published July 1st 1993)
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Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read it for a grad level course. Informative, but dry in my personal opinion.
Em Ormiston
Oct 02, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
As I pulled this book from the shelf I found a small envelop that was opened with a news clipping folded underneath. The typed address came from an older type writer with my name and former address. It had a post it note that read "... you gotta see this! j..." I have NO idea who in NYC was interested in me enough to send a clipping from my home newspaper to me.

Here's the mystery, someone in NYC, NY was reading another state paper, and thought I should know about it...decided to clip it and sen
Jul 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jun-dec-2009
Good for reference and for a text-book style guide. Good examples of proposals, not long-winded. Just the right amount of repetitious instructions. A good overall guide that I would keep on my desk if I had to write grants regularly.
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Quite helpful and instructive book, written in a clear and highly readable style. Not only focused on the proposal writing subject. I am especially impressed by the 'What the Funders Have to Say' chapter, on which author provides lots of information on how to build relationship with grantmakers. ...more
Sep 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, school
for my principles and practices of fundraising class.

finally went back and finished this. useful if you know nothing about fundraising and grants; it's probably awesome as a resource. even still it's got some good info.
Read this for a grant writing class and found it useful, if not a little dry. I do wish the author had covered research grants, which is something I'm interested in. Alas. ...more
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful book on the ins and outs of grant writing. So helpful, I've decided to buy it rather than rent it! ...more
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, nonfiction
This is my go-to book when writing grants. Detailed, thorough, and full of helpful tips, this resource is a must for anyone writing grants and proposals.
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