Updated and expanded, this new version of The Grantsmanship Center’s seminal publication on how to win grants gives essential information that’s crystal clear, easy to understand, and loaded with lots of concrete examples. This is the format that most successful grantseekers use to develop proposals and that many funders use for application guidelines. Named the “grantseekers’ Bible” by the New York Times in 2006, the original guide has been used in over 40 countries and published in four languages, providing direction to over 1 million professionals.
This new edition sets novice grantseekers on the right track while challenging experienced nonprofit professionals toward increased rigor in their work. It includes updates of the well-loved checklists from the original and also tackles new and pressing topics such as prevention and delayed outcomes. Other areas covered:
- Universal concepts for translating any funder’s application guidelines.
- The 8 components of a logical case for support, how they fit together and why they must.
- How to develop meaningful outcomes.
- How to develop a simple, useful program evaluation plan by answering 8 essential questions.
- Anatomy of the budget.
- Understanding varied matching fund requirements.
- Adapting the basic model to develop proposals for arts & culture, capacity building, capital projects, general operations, planning, and research.
The vision and voice of the classic publication is enriched with updated and expanded material for the newest generation of grant developers. It covers everything you need to know to create effective programs and competitive grant proposals in today’s sophisticated nonprofit sector.
Before applying for any grant, read this book. The original was a masterwork that helped thousands of nonprofits. Now updated and expanded, this book is so easy to understand that it equips the most novice proposal writer to craft a request for grant funding. It will teach you how grantmakers think, how to avoid fatal mistakes, and how to achieve your organization's goals. It's worth its weight in gold. David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter
This book is fantastic! It helps nonprofit leaders navigate the often confounding and frustrating process of securing grant funds. The updated information makes this a timeless resource. Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
All grant proposal writers will benefit from Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing with its essential framework for success. I’ve used this system for nearly 35 years, as a Grantsmanship Center trainer, a grantseeker, and a grantmaker. Norton Kiritz showed the way and this new edition is beautifully illustrated, clearly edited, and a page-turner to boot. Go turn it into money! Jennifer Leonard, President & CEO, Rochester Area Community Foundation
There’s only one thing better than this book for someone who wants to learn how to secure grant funding–take the Grantsmanship Center training along with this book. Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg
This seminal guide, long considered one of the very best, is now freshly updated. The emphasis on strong program planning as integral to the proposal process really sets this work apart. This is one book that anyone and everyone who raises money for nonprofit efforts should have on their bookshelf. I'd hope that if I saw it there it would be well-read and more than a bit worn, because the advice and counsel is invaluable. Wendy Garen, President and CEO, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Chair, Board of Directors, Southern California Grantmakers