I'll Grant You That by Jim Burke, Carol Ann Prater. A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals
I'll Grant You That

I'll Grant You That

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals

By Jim Burke, Carol Ann Prater

Rarely have I found such a detailed, thought-out description and analysis for applying for funds. Teachers should be able to use this for a reference for as long as they search for funds.
—Bill Somerville, President of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

This book carries a wealth of useful information in its twenty-three chapters. —The School Administrator

Need money to expand your program, train your staff, or create your project? Be assured, the money is out there. All you need to know is where the grant makers are, what they're looking for, and how to produce it. I'll Grant You That provides...

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Rarely have I found such a detailed, thought-out description and analysis for applying for funds. Teachers should be able to use this for a reference for as long as they search for funds.
—Bill Somerville, President of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

This book carries a wealth of useful information in its twenty-three chapters. —The School Administrator

Need money to expand your program, train your staff, or create your project? Be assured, the money is out there. All you need to know is where the grant makers are, what they're looking for, and how to produce it. I'll Grant You That provides all three, presenting a complete course on obtaining grants.

Part book, part CD-ROM, I'll Grant You That is an all-in-one resource for finding funds, designing winning projects, and writing powerful proposals. The book itself offers everything you need to write a successful proposal. Not only does it walk you step by step through the process, it provides a series of workshops in those areas you might need a little help, including writing, organizing, presenting, and being creative. On the CD-ROM, you'll find annotated sample grants that explain what works—and what doesn't—in writing a winning grant, links to a host of Internet resources for grants and grant writing, and self-assessment tools to help you write the best grant possible.

Burke and Prater's own efforts have led not only to millions of dollars, but, more important, to improved education for their students, better communities, and richer professional lives. With I'll Grant You That, the authors grant you the same.

The system requirements for the CD are:

Windows/PC
Windows 95 or Higher
90 mHZ Pentium Processor (or faster)
24 MB RAM (more recommended)
CD-ROM Drive
Adobe Acrobat 4.0 (included)
Web Browser and Internet Connection (for use with online resources)

Macintosh
System 7.5 up to 10.4.11
Power PC Processor
24 MB RAM
Color Display capable of displaying 256 Colors
CD-ROM drive
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0
Web Browsers and Internet Connection

Contents

The table of contents is designed to serve as a checklist and quick reference sheet for the entire proposal-writing process. We suggest you make a copy of it and use it as a map to guide you through the process.

Contents:
1.
Conduct a Strategic Assessment
2. Explore the Philanthropic Network
3. Seek Support for Your Proposal
4. Choose Grants That Match Your Needs and Values
5. Review the Grant Application Packet
6. Write a Concept Paper, a Letter of Inquiry, or a Letter of Intent to Apply
7. Write the Introduction
8. Identify, Validate, and Align Your Project Needs and Benefits
9. Define and Align Your Goals and Objectives
10. Describe Your Methods, Activities, Management Plan, and Timeline
11. Create Your Evaluation Plan and Assessment Tools
12. Develop and Justify the Budget
13. Write the Abstract, Overview, or Summary
14. Assemble the Necessary Attachments and Appendices
15. Revise, Refine, Complete, and Submit Your Application
16. Wrapping Up: What to Do After You Submit
17. Workshop 1: Writing with Power
18. Workshop 2: Designing Winning Documents
19. Workshop 3: Organizing for Success
20. Workshop 4: Running Effective Meetings
21. Workshop 5: Giving Dynamic Presentations
22. Workshop 6: Making Room for Creativity
23. Workshop 7: Managing the Change Process: Planning, Implementing, Sustaining

Appendixes:
A.
Works Cited
B. Glossary of Useful Terms
C. Sample National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Proposal
D. Sample Letter Proposal for Textbooks
E. Sample Sabbatical Proposal
F. The Ultimate Source for Help and Information: The Foundation Center
G. List of Examples in the Book
H. Sample Winning Proposal: The Apple Technology Grant
I. Sample Concept Paper: Summer Academic Program
J. Sample Letter Proposal

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Jim Burke directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Carol Ann Prater directly about professional development support.