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Simplified Grantwriting

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June 2002 | 144 pages | Corwin

"I have reviewed and indeed written books on grantwriting and this is by far the most comprehensive and clear guide to grantwriting ever. The clarity of direction, including sample pages and charts, makes this a winner from beginning to end."
Lee Mahon, Ed.D, Professor/Mentor Doctoral Studies
The Fielding Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, CA

"A long overdue step-by-step guide for schools and community organizations to navigate the complexities of program design and funding. In very succinct fashion, Dr. Burke has condensed her years of experience into an accessible format that can be used by anyone with even a limited understanding of the grantwriting process. Simplified Grantwriting is a must for school and district administrators, as well as service providers, as they respond to the changing educational landscape of the 21st century.
Cambria Smith, Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Center of Los Angeles
Panorama City, CA 

Effective strategies for writing program grants—for beginners and experienced practitioners alike!

Teachers and administrators can feel overwhelmed by the grant application process—researching the proper resources, developing the proposals from scratch, and writing well-constructed and effective grants.

This step-by-step guidebook will give educators at all levels the practical tools they need to take control of the grantwriting process and succeed, including time-tested ways to:

  • Create a simplified process for managing grantwriting activities
  • Identify an effective marketing strategy
  • Consider various options for collaborating with diverse stakeholders
  • Effectively organize and time-manage the grant development process
  • Understand the integral components of a grant proposal's needs
  • Design a clearly articulated grant proposal template that addresses all of the funder's requirements
  • Modify program proposals that meet the diverse funders' needs
  • Establish a "program sustainability plan" that ensures continuous funding and community support

Field-tested and refined for more than a decade, these strategies can create a new level of understanding for all practitioners and bring effective grant development to your school and district.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
The Value of Effective Grantwriting

 
Organization of This Book

 
 
1. A Simplified Process for Grant Development and Implementation
Strategic Planning for Program Development

 
How to Find Funders

 
Attending Funder Informational Meetings

 
Designing Responsive Grant Templates

 
Creating Diversified Grant Development Teams

 
Modifying Grant Proposals to Meet Diverse Funders' Needs

 
 
2. Marketing Strategies for Educational Program Funding
Customizing the Marketing of a Program

 
 
3. Integrated Program Collaborations
Identifying Collaborative Community Partners for Critical Services

 
Building Collaborative Partnerships for Leveraging Program Resources

 
Brainstorming With Key Stakeholders for Creating Supplemental Program Services

 
 
4. Effective Organizational Strategies and Time Management
Reviewing and Creating a Summary of All Grant Requirements

 
Scheduling Funder Informational Meetings

 
Convening a Grant Needs Assessment Meeting

 
Facilitating a Stakeholder Meeting for Completing a Worksheet Grant Template

 
Convening Follow-Up Meetings for Grant Development and Implementation

 
 
5. Integral Grant Proposal Components
The Grant's Introduction

 
The Problem and Needs Statement

 
The Program Design With Goals, Objectives, Activities, and a Timeline

 
The Organizational Capacity and Experience of Staff

 
The Evaluation Plan

 
The Program's Budget and Budget Narrative

 
The Program's Plan for Sustainability

 
 
6. Designing a Responsive Grant Template
Step 1: Reviewing Critical Information for a Grant's Development

 
Step 2. Reviewing the Grant's Scoring Forms

 
Step 3: Reviewing the Factors to be Considered for Each Criteria

 
Step 4: Using Selection Criteria Scoring Weights to Plan the Grant Template

 
Step 5: Constructing the Grant Template to Respond to Selection Criteria

 
Step 6: Assisting Stakeholders in Formulating Grant Responses

 
Step 7: Editing Diverse Stakeholders' Grant Template Responses

 
Step 8: Identifying and Creating Grant Template Evaluation Tools and Plan

 
Step 9: Securing Feedback From Stakeholders for Completing the Grant

 
Step 10: Designing a Template Budget, Budget Narrative, and Sustainability Plan

 
Step 11: Creating a Follow-Up Template Plan

 
 
7. Modifying Program Proposals to Meet Diverse Funders' Needs
 
8. Establishing a Program Sustainability Plan for Continuous Support
 
Suggested Readings
 
Index

 "I have reviewed and indeed written books on grantwriting and this is by far the most comprehensive and clear guide to grantwriting ever. The clarity of direction, including sample pages and charts, makes this a winner from beginning to end."

Lee Mahon, Professor/Mentor Doctoral Studies
The Fielding Graduate Institute

 "A long overdue step-by-step guide for schools and community organizations to navigate the complexities of program design and funding. In very succinct fashion, Dr. Burke has condensed her years of experience into an accessible format that can be used by anyone with even a limited understanding of the grantwriting process. Simplified Grantwriting is a must for school and district administrators, as well as service providers, as they respond to the changing educational landscape of the 21st century."

Cambria Smith, Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Center of Los Angeles

Students were encouraged to purchase to support the learning of Grantwriting. Each section demonstrated Grantwriting in a simplified format.

Will definitely use in future classes!!!

Alisha Bradley
FSU

Ms Alisha Bradley-Nelson
School Of Social Work, Florida State University
March 12, 2013

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