ERIC Number: ED486664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Getting the Grant: How Educators Can Write Winning Proposals and Manage Successful Projects
Gajda, Rebecca; Tulikangas, Richard
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Grant writing is not as daunting a task as it may seem--at least not when there are experts to guide you. In the first half of this book, the authors explain what every grant writer needs to know and do to successfully secure funding. Readers will learn the following: (1) How to locate different kinds of grant sponsors; (2) How to understand the Request for Proposals (RFP); and (3) How to write a persuasive proposal. The second part of the book begins where most books on grant writing end. Gajda and Tulikangas lead readers through the steps to take immediately after a grant is awarded and the steps needed for long-term sustainability. They explain how to negotiate a budget, develop a media plan, and establish an organizational structure. They explain how to develop an evaluation plan and how to develop clear indicators of success. The result is a clear blueprint for success as a grant writer and project manager. By book's end, readers will enthusiastically agree with the authors: You can do this! Rebecca Gajda is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Vermont. She has been a grant writer and lead evaluator for a number of education initiatives. In addition, she has been a grant reviewer for grant competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Rich Tulikangas is Executive Director of Linking Learning to Life, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the educational and employment outcomes for K-12. Successful grant writing has secured the majority of funding for Linking Learning to Life. The Table of Contents includes the Introduction: You Can Do This! Chapters include: (1) The World of Grants: Surveying the Lay of the Land; (2) Preparing to Write Your Grant Proposal; (3) Writing a Successful Proposal: Tips and Tools; (4) Application Review From An Insider's Perspective; (5) After "The Call"; (6) Program Evaluation: Prove What You Know; and (7) Collaboration and Sustainability; a Glossary, References, Index, and About the Author.
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Elementary Secondary Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Proposal Writing, Cooperation, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Success
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