The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing

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Penguin, 2003 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
The best way to get the cash.

With this comprehensive guide, individuals as well as grant seekers for companies/organizations will learn each step of the grant writing process, including how to: determine who can receive a grant and for what; find government, corporate, and foundation donors; attract the donor's attention; create a budget; write a compelling proposal and solicit feedback; overcome obstacles, and more. Also includes a CD loaded with sample applications, proposals, and follow-up letters.

e Many grant writers have no formal education in writing proposals-books are the primary learning resource
e Includes a CD-ROM with sample materials
e There are 70,000 private foundations in the U.S. that give away $27 billion annually
 

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Waddy Thompson is director of external affairs for the New York Foundation for the Arts, where he oversees fundraising activities from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources, bringing in $5 million a year, and has worked as a grant writer for organizations including Poets & Writers, Inc., Second Stage Theatre, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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