Grant Resource Library

What resources are available to guide me?

The following books and CDs are held for your review in the Office of Sponsored Research.

Books

  • Writing Grant Proposals That Win - Mr. Hale, nationally known grants expert with more than 25 years experience, gives you step-by-step instructions and clear examples of how to write winning grant proposals. You will find the help you need to maximize every aspect of your proposal. You get clear step-by-step examples and explanations that help you through every phase of the process. Author: Phale D. Hale, Jr.
  • The Catholic Funding Guide: A Directory of Resources for Catholic Activities - This book contains 672 entries and was produced to provide information on a variety of funding sources for the spectrum of Catholic activities. This guide includes private and corporate foundations located in 42 states, Catholic church-based agencies awarding grants, as well as Catholic religious communities and fraternal benefit societies supporting the work of the church. Author: Kerry A. Robinson, Editor
  • The Complete Book of Model Fundraising Letters - This is a book containing 350 samples, and excerpts of fundraising letters authored by a great number of writers. It provides you with every possible type of fundraising letter you will ever need. Author: Roland Kuniholm
  • The Grantseeker’s Handbook of Essential Internet Sites - This book is designed to guide fundraisers to the motherload. This unique resource reviews more than 500 Internet sites. Each description includes the resource’s address and log-in or subscription instructions, where applicable. William Reinhard, Editor
  • Guide to Proposal Writing - Proposal writing is essential to the fundraising process, but it can be intimidating for the novice. Yet, if you follow the step-by-step process described in this book, you can create a proposal with a minimum of anxiety.
  • Guide to Grantseeking on the Web - Using this book to become familiar with the web resources available to grantseekers will help you make the most of your time spent online.
  • Directory of Education Grants - This first edition of the Directory of Education Grants will assist fundraisers seeking grants for education related purposes. The categories listed include: adult education, cultural education, elementary/secondary education, health education, higher education, libraries, literacy, medical education, minorities, religious education, scholarships/financial aid, science/mathematics, and special education/disabled.
  • A Reference Directory Identifying Educational Grants Available to Nonprofit Organizations
  • Grantseeker’s Toolkit - Grants are a key source of support for most nonprofit organizations, particularly new organizations or those starting new programs. This guide, developed out of a series of seminars, helps grant seekers develop a strategic plan for finding funds for their programs. It outlines how to develop a program that will receive funding and provides the best methods for writing a grant proposal. Authors: Cheryl Carter New and James Aaron Quick
  • Grant Seeker’s Budget Toolkit - A key aspect of any successful grant application initiative is budgeting and financial planning. A well-crafted budget, clearly delineating when, where, and how grant monies will be applied, goes a long way toward selling a grantor on an applicant’s vision. Unfortunately, many nonprofit professionals lack the know-how required to create budgets that instill grantors with confidence. This book fills that much-needed gap. Authors James Aaron Quick and Cheryl Carter New walk you through the entire budgeting process, providing invaluable insider tips, guidelines, and rules of thumb. More importantly, they provide you with indispensable guidance including a complete, step-by-step budgeting system, with each step fully documented and accompanied by an arsenal of powerful tools, plus much more to help you transform your organization’s vision and mission into reality.
  • Guide to Winning Proposals – The Foundation Center’s Guide to Winning Proposals features 20 complete grant proposals that have been funded by some of today’s most influential grantmakers. Learn how to create your own proposals based on this selection of funded proposals for single and multiyear grants. The Foundation Center’s Guide to Winning Proposals offers extraordinary insight into what makes some proposals more sucessful than others by including candid commentary from the program officer or other funding decision-maker who awarded each grant. These critiques point to the strenghts (and weaknesses) of each proposal, providing important perspectives for new and experienced grant writers alike.
  • Winning Grants Step By Step – Winning Grants Step by Step is the definitive guide to writing persuasive and successful proposals. In easy-to-understand terms, Mim Carlson leads you through creating a proposal—from start to finish—that fulfills the three most important criteria grantmakers demand from a competitive proposal: a clearly stated purpose describing what your organization is trying to achieve, compelling evidence that demonstrates the importance of this goal, and a well-reasoned plan that outlines how your organization will meet the goal in a cost-effective manner. Once you have completed the workbook exercises, you will have a fully developed grant proposal for your organization.
  • Models of Proposal Planning & Writing – This book illustrates, in intimate detail previously unpublished, an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive proposals. The grantseekers will see the questions that the authors asked of themselves and those asked of sponsors before they developed a complete grant application. Grantseekers will read the actual proposals the authors submitted to private and public sponsors, including paragraph-by-paragraph analyses of the key features that made them persuasive. The authors provide an examination of the verbatim reviewer comments and grant award notification letters they received back from the sponsors. As a whole, these annotated models serve as a springboard from which grantseekers can begin to develop their own fundable proposals. Authors: Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner
  • Writing Successful Science Proposals – Writing a successful science proposal can seem intimidating and even baffling. What makes one proposal stand out from the tens of thousands that are submitted each year to government agencies, private corporations and foundations, and academic committees? This authoritative and readable book explains every aspect of proposal writing, from conceiving and designing a project to analyzing data, synthesizing results, and estimating a budget. It is a step-by-step guide to writing an effective and competitive scientific proposal. Authors: Andrew J. Friedland and Carol L. Folt
                  
 

CDs

  • Prospector’s Choice CD - The Prospector’s Choice CD provides quick and easy access to detailed profiles of over 10,000 potential donors, including top foundations and corporate direct giving programs. In addition to comprehensive information on the organizations, the guide also includes hard-to-find biographical information on the officers and directors of the organizations. Developed by The Taft Group.
  • FC Search - This CD-ROM contains data files on grantmakers and their recent grants. For those familiar with Foundation Center reference books, this CD brings all of these together in one place, making FC Search the most comprehensive resource available on private funding sources. The Foundation Center’s Database on CD-ROM, Version 3.0.

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