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Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals Paperback – July, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0876780718 ISBN-10: 0876780710 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Continuing Education Press; 4 edition (July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876780710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876780718
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a must-read for anyone who seeks grant support." -- Eugene R. Wilson, Sr. Vice President, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

"I have always found Getting Funded to be the most complete resource in its field." -- Martha Golensky, Professor, Grand Valley State University

"This book needs to be on every grantwriter's desk." -- Peter F. Donnelly, President and CEO, Corporate Council for the Arts/ArtsFund

From the Publisher

Getting Funded, 4th edition, offers a wealth of information for both novice and seasoned grant writers, program administrators, teachers, and students. It covers many types of funding organizations from the private and public sectors and explains the best way to approach each type. It describes the basics of planning, preparing, and submitting a proposal, breaking down each component of the process into manageable segments and illustrating them with clear examples.

Authors Mary Stewart Hall and Susan Howlett have extensive experience in making grants, teaching proposal writing, and working with and consulting for private foundations and nonprofit organizations. From this expertise, they offer detailed tools and techniques to make specific types of proposals successful and tips that only an industry insider could know.

New to this edition are a section of Web resources, numerous helpful checklists, and more guidance and examples for small organizations. There is even a set of teaching guides for instructors, a feature which puts this book in a class by itself.


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Both titles are highly recommended.
GMan
Samples of standard pages and suggested formats are included in the body of the text, where they are most relevant.
Jan Tunnell
A range of grant makers have praised my proposals for their effectiveness -- and many have been funded!
Katie Davis

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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Jan Tunnell on August 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
Getting Funded

The complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals

Mary Hall, PhD. & Susan Howlett

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

174 pages including appendices

Reviewed by

Jan Tunnell

Tunnell & Associates

Orlando, Florida

I found this book intriguing. As an experienced (25+ years) professional, I approached this assignment with an "I will see if they did it right" attitude. Not only do they do it right, but I enjoyed the content, arrangement of information, and style of presentation. I found myself mentally noting things I have tried to share with clients or peers - and wishing I could underline passages and stick the book under a few noses. Validation is wonderful, but I also learned new techniques and viewpoints and got an update on several topics.

The book is divided into parts:

Part One: Essential Planning Steps

Chapter 1 Getting Started

Chapter 2 Assessing Your Capability

Chapter 3 Developing the Idea

Chapter 4 Selecting the Funding Source

Considerable space is given to guiding an agency through the process of planning to prepare an application - how I wish this step was the norm instead of the exception! The first four chapters are devoted to this crucial step - and they are the chapters I want more agencies to use. So often the attitude is "we need money, write a grant", not knowing or caring that you can only write applications. The planning step is mostly unknown or ignored. Hopefully, these four chapters will encourage new applicants to start off on the right foot and actually think before they leap.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia J. Haruyama on May 28, 2004
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Grant writing is one of those activities for which there are many "how to" books. The real dilemma for novices-or even those of us with a few grants under our belt-is which book to adopt as our handy desk reference, its well-thumbed pages peppered with hi-liter and sticky notes. Getting Funded:The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals by Mary Hall and Susan Howlett fits this role perfectly.
The latest update of a classic on the subject, this 2003 edition provides an excellent overview of all aspects of grantwriting, beginning with the most important steps of assessing the grant-applying organization's readiness and capacity for taking on the project and securing the necessary funding. Each of the 13 chapters are well-written and organized by sub-headings that assist the grantwriter to quickly locate and digest guidance at the applicable step in the long process of developing and writing a fundable grant application. Most of the chapters include a checklist that serves as a summary of the chapter as well as a handy reference tool for assuring all issues have been addressed
What I especially appreciated about this book was its continual reminder that the process of developing a project and writing a grant proposal is in itself a valuable learning experience. If it weren't so difficult to write a winning proposal, if funders didn't require such a high showing of competence and commitment, money would surely be easier to come by, but there is no guarantee that we would be spending it wisely. The process of grant development and writing, from budgets to case statements for our organizations, drives us in the non-profit world to ensure that our projects are the best and highest use of grantor funds to serve the needs of our communities. I highly recommend Getting Funded as the best resource available to help achieve this goal.
Cynthia Haruyama, Executive Director of Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Portland, Oregon
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Lagoni, Nexus Northwest LLC on May 4, 2004
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Getting Funded is the classic for anyone responsible for obtaining financial support for their organization. This comprehensive book offers insights, techniques and checklists that assure you make the best possible case to encourage a grant maker to support your cause. The authors have drawn on their own rich experience in the field, as well as the research of others, to create a step-by-step guide that is clear, concise and targeted to the variety of available funding sources. The addition of web-based resources and a teacher's guide in the fourth edition just adds to the value of this remarkable book. I highly recommend it.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Katie Davis on May 23, 2004
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The straightforward guidance offered by Susan Howlett and Mary Hall in "Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals" led to almost immediate profit for my organization. Accessible to grant writers at any level, the strategies in this book can be put to direct and immediate use. A range of grant makers have praised my proposals for their effectiveness -- and many have been funded! The ideas from Susan and Mary significantly enhance the chance for success of any proposal.
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I am pleased to give my opinion of the resources offered by Susan Howlett
and Mary Hall in their book "Getting Funded--The Complete Guide to Writing
Grant Proposals." For me, this book takes the mystery out of some of the
myths of applying for grants. It has resulted in a direct impact on our
organization's funding through this past tough economic season. I have achieved a 90-percent success rate with the grants I have written, thanks to
the information and tips in "Getting Funded."
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