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Demystifying Grant Seeking : What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants

Demystifying Grant Seeking : What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787956509

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ISBN13: 978-0787956509
ISBN10: 0787956503
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Demystifying Grant Seeking : What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787956509

Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown

ISBN13: 978-0787956509
ISBN10: 0787956503
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

In Demystifying Grant Seeking, authors Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown offer down-to-earth advice on implementing an effective grant- seeking process based on the art of fearless grant seeking. Written for nonprofit professionals and fundraisers— no matter what their level of expertise— this hands-on resource outlines a five-step program that will help to dispel myths, overcome fears, and lead to grant-seeking success. Using the suggestions outlined in Demystifying Grant Seeking fundraisers will:
* Learn about their organizations, communities, and funders
* Match requests to funders
* Invite funders to invest in their organizations
* Follow Up both internally and with funders
* Evaluate results, methods, and opportunities

Author Bio

Brown, Larissa Golden : Brown and Brown Consultants

Larissa Golden Brown is a partner in Brown and Brown Consultants which helps nonprofit organizations streamline their grant-seeking process and fund their plans and dreams. Brown also specializes in grants coaching and instruction inspiring people to take on their own fundraising. Her clients have included the Oregon Children's Foundation, The Salvation Army, Community Outreach, Inc., Portland Opera, and Sisters Of The Road Cafe.
Martin John Brown is a partner in Brown and Brown Consultants. He is a scientist turned writer whose work has appeared in High Country News, Venue magazine, The Bear Deluxe, and other publications.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Judith E. Nichols, Ph.D., CFRE.
PROLOGUE: GET INSPIRED AND READY TO GO.

1. Clear Away Myths and Fears.
2. Understand the Grantseeking Cycle.
3. Set Up a Simple Office.

STEP ONE: LEARN ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION, COMMUNITY, AND FUNDERS.

4. Learn About Your Organization and Programs.
5. Synthesize What You've Learned So Far.
6. Learn About Your Community.
7. Learn About Funders.

STEP TWO: MATCH YOUR REQUEST TO A FUNDER.

8. Move From Lead to Prospect to Match.

STEP THREE: INVITE A FUNDER TO INVEST IN YOUR ORGANIZATION.

9. Invite a Funder to Give .
10. Guide Relationships, Meetings, and Tours.

STEP FOUR: FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR FUNDER.

11. Communicate After Mailing a Proposal.
12. Follow Up After a Funding Decision.

STEP FIVE: EVALUATE YOUR RESULTS, METHODS, AND OPPORTUNITIES.

13. Evaluate the Past, Strategize the Future.
14. Personalize Your Grantseeking Cycle.
15. Set Your Grantseeking Ground Rules.

EPILOGUE: GET INSPIRED ALL OVER AGAIN.

16. Grow From Efficiency to Expertise.