How did I go from writing a $125,000 grant and 100 hours of work to a $420,000 grant and only 4 hours of work? That’s what this book is about! Something amazing happened to me after about 12 years of grant writing and a 92% success rate on all my grants. When I finished writing grant proposal #52, I looked down at my watch. I noticed that it had only taken me 4 hours to pull everything together for that proposal.
Somehow, I had gone from writing my first grant proposal in 100 hours to writing my last proposal for four times the amount of money in only four hours. The secret is to be grant ready and have a system in place before an RFP (Request For Proposal) comes from a funder, before it ever gets announced. Whether you need $400 or $4,000 or even $400,000, the grant readiness system in the form of 3-ring binder and shared folders in the cloud really works. EDITORIAL REVIEWS Everything a nonprofit needs to know! -Marilyn Campbell, Illinois I got more information than I thought I would get. I had started putting a grant readiness book together. This actually provided me with the items I was missing. Great and right to the point. It provided answers to questions that I may have down the line. -Sharon Hughes-Foltin, CEO, Illinois Good info. I was surprised by the depth of the info. -Bob Schrichte, Grant Writer, Kentucky I am always astounded by Phil's knowledge and generosity. What I liked most was it was very concise and well researched. -Doris Jean Heroff, GPC, Consultant, Pelican Rapids, MN Tools and information I can use. Thank you for an excellent resource for beginners and experienced Grant Professionals. -Jo Miller, Minnesota What I liked most was how very helpful and simple it was for a beginner to follow. What surprised me was all the information that is required for a grant. -Barb Stieve, Michigan Great information. What surprised me most was that I can prepare a grant myself. -Bart Smelley, Florida I found it very informative and really liked the methodical, planned out way to collect all the data. -Linda Whipker, North Carolina Very informative! -Janis Jefferson, Grant Writer, New Hampshire What I liked most was learning to organize information in hard copy and electronically for ease of access. What surprised me was how practical and useful this system will be. -Jan Novak, Wisconsin Even with experience in grant writing I have never before put my information in a binder format to have at my fingertips for responding to a grant. -James E. Mullarkey What I like most was the practical, doable steps. What surprised me was how much the binder contents paralled my experiences in grants preparation. -Catherine Quinn, California What I liked most was the organization and where to find information that is needed. -Barbara Sullinger, Ohio What I liked most was it helped me to be better organized! -Annette Bareford, Virginia What I liked most was the lay out of the binder and how easy it was to use! -Lorraine Davis, Hawaii I liked everything! What a super idea, a grant readiness binder! What surprised me most was the simple concept ... putting all this necessary info in one place! -Brian Cottam, Utah What I liked most was the ease and usefulness of the information. What surprised me was the various information that should be on the website. -Karin Mack Although I have many of the documents at-hand, I do not have them in such an organized fashion and am looking forward to GETTING ORGANIZED! -Kris Pawlowski, Wisconsin