Models of proposal planning & writing

Jeremy T. Miner

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Published
Westport, Conn. : Praeger 2005.
Language
English
Physical Description
ix, 253 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
0275986969
9780275986964
Main Author
Jeremy T. Miner (-)
Other Authors
Lynn E. Miner (-)
  • Introduction to persuasive proposal writing
  • Analyzing request for proposals
  • The complete grant application
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
  • The Emory T. Clark Family Charitable Foundation.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Grantseeking has become an increasingly competitive process. Beginning grantwriters sometimes assemble a collection of facts and present that information to grantmakers, hoping to receive support. However, sponsors rarely award grant funding just because a grantseeker supports a specific cause or works for a specific organization. Grantseekers must persuade sponsors to invest in their projects and organization. Successful grantseekers know that persuasion, not information, attracts funding. Persuasive proposals present a seamless argument that stands the test of reason, addresses psychological concerns, and connects project ideas to the values of the sponsor.Models of Proposal Planning & Writing illustrates, in intimate detail previously unpublished, an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive proposals. The grantseeker will see the questions that the authors asked of themselves and those asked of sponsors before they developed a complete grant application. Grantseekers will read the actual proposals the authors submitted to private and public sponsors, including paragraph-by-paragraph analyses of the key features that made them persuasive. The authors provide the reader with a verbatim examination of reviewer comments and grant award notification letters they received back from the sponsors. As a whole, these annotated models serve as a springboard from which grantseekers can begin to develop their own fundable proposals.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Grantseeking has become an increasingly competitive process. Beginning grantwriters sometimes assemble a collection of facts and present that information to grantmakers, hoping to receive support. However, sponsors rarely award grant funding just because a grantseeker supports a specific cause or works for a specific organization. Grantseekers must persuade sponsors to invest in their projects and organization. Successful grantseekers know that persuasion, not information, attracts funding. Persuasive proposals present a seamless argument that stands the test of reason, addresses psychological concerns, and connects project ideas to the values of the sponsor.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Illustrates an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive grant proposals.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Jeremy Miner, director of sponsored programs at St. Norbert College, and Lynn Miner, a grants consultant, explain in detail an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive proposals, beginning with questions that the authors asked of themselves and of sponsors before the complete grant application was developed. Actual proposals submitted to private and public sponsors are included, with paragraph- by-paragraph analyses of proposals, reviewer comments, and grant award notification letters from sponsors. The annotated proposals can serve as a springboard for grantseekers developing their own proposals. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)