"If you are a novice proposal writer faced with the daunting task of developing a proposal or grant, this book can help you throughout the process. Simply find the proposal or grant in the text that most closely matches your situation, and learn about the project that Miner and Miner completed as proposal profesionals. You will learn more than what sections are required in a proposal: you will learn how to persuade your customer in each section." - Technical Communication
"The states purpose of this title is to walk the reader through the grant writing process, examining the thinking used during the planning phase, a step often left out of other manuals. The techniques for writing winning grant proposals are clearly explained for novice and experienced grant seekers alike….Understanding the values of the organizations from which funds are sought is one of the keys to writing succesful proposals, and as budgets shrink, this title will be a valuable resource for schools and libraries. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"The book provides hints for determining hot buttons and distinctive features that guide a persuasive process." - The School Administrator
"[E]xplain in detail an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive proposals, beginning with questions that the authors asked of themselves and of sponsors before the complete grant application was developed. Actual proposals submitted to private and public sponsors are included, with paragraph-by-paragraph analyses of proposals, reviewer comments, and grant award notification letters from sponsors. The annotated proposals can serve as a springboard for grantseekers developing their own proposals." - Reference & Research Book News
About the Author
Jeremy T. Miner is director of sponsored programs at St. Norbert College. In addition to developing and administering proposals for the college, he has served as a reviewer for federal grant programs and has helped private foundations streamline their grant application guidelines. Miner is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators. Along with Lynn Miner, he co-authored Proposal Planning and Writing, 3rd edition (Greenwood Press). As a partner in Miner and Associates, Inc., a grant consulting firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he provides proposal writing, computerized grantseeking, and workshop services for academic and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
Lynn E. Miner is a principal in Miner and Associates, Inc., a leading nationwide grants consulting group that specializes in training successful grantseekers. He has been an active grantseeker in academic, health care, and other nonprofit environments and for the past three decades. He has been affiliated with public and private universities and hospitals as a professor and research administrator. He has served on the board of directors for several private foundations and has helped public and private agencies establish guidelines for awarding grants. Along with Jeremy Miner, he co-edits Grantseeker Tips, a free bi-weekly electronic newsletter on successful grantseeking, available through http://www.MinerAndAssociates.com.