Funding Research: Proposal Writing
Writing a proposal is much like writing a research paper. It is extremely important to follow the funder's guidelines. Not following the guidelines can result in the rejection of your proposal. CDW provides a Grantwriting Series including the training sessions, Introduction to Finding Funders, Basic Grant Writing, and Advanced Grant Writing. Visit www.communitydevelopmentworks.org for additional information on these and other trainings provided by CDW during our Spring and Fall Training Calendars.
CDW Civic Engagement Library Resources
Learning Lab Collection
Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants.Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown. Demystifying Grantseeking is an inspirational and instructional guide to grantseeking. The book provides you with a systematic and logical way of searching for grants, and helps to identify which foundations to approach so fundraisers don't waste time on dead-end proposals
Grant Proposal Makeover: Transform Your Request from No to Yes. Cheryl A. Clarke and Susan P. Fox.Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones–that have the potential to be funded. This book illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes taken from an international survey of foundation professionals.
Winning Grants Step by Step. Tori O'Neal-McElrath.The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals.
The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need. Ellen Karsh. This book is designed to help nonprofit organizations craft proposals for grants from foundations,companies, and government agencies.
Foundation Center Funding Information Network Collection
The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Edition. In the sixth edition of our essential Guide, author Jane Geever provides detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals
The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals. A collection of 35 actual proposals printed in their entirety
After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship. Manage your grant to ensure you get the next one!You've secured the grant-that's just the beginning! Now you begin the multi-faceted journey of stewardship to build and maintain a lasting relationship with the funder.