The Complete Book of Grant Writing is the ultimate grant book that shows you how to write a grant proposal if you're seeking funding through government grants, foundation grants, and specialty grants. Grant proposal writing is an intricate process where any bits of misinformation or formatting errors can mean the difference between securing funding or not. Professional grant writer Nancy Burke Smith and philanthropy consultant and grant maker E. Gabriel Works unveil the secrets behind how to find and successfully apply for grants.
The Five Core Components of every grant, including the statement of need, the evaluation plan, and budgets
What makes a grant compelling to funders? What to do when you are funded—and actions you can take if you are denied funding
How to become a professional grant writer
The grant writing timetable, from responding to requests for proposals to receiving funding
Grant writing in different fields of nonprofit practice, including educational, governmental, environmental, and faith-based organizations
Packed with 20 samples to show you exactly how to get started, including full grant proposals, letters of inquiry, support letters, concept papers, and more!
E. Gabriel Works is senior consultant to The Grantmaking School. As principal of Works Associates, she leverages her distinctive knowledge of private, community and corporate philanthropy to provide consulting services that focus on enhancing the practice of philanthropy.
Nancy Burke Smith is a freelance writer specializing in grant proposals and other communications for nonprofit organizations, including the Council of Michigan Foundations, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the C.S. Mott Foundation. She coauthored The Everything Grantwriting Book.