Getting your share of the pie The complete guide to finding grants

Valerie J. Mann

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Published
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger c2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
xiii, 208 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9780313382543
0313382549
Main Author
Valerie J. Mann (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An expert in securing grant money provides a clear, step-by-step course in grant writing that readers can "attend" from the comfort of their home or office—and proceed with at their own pace.

Many organizations that desperately need financial support miss opportunities for funding for two reasons: They don't have the knowledge or resources to successfully pursue and win a grant or they are ignorant of the range of possibilities in private, federal, or state-sourced funds available to them. With the emergence of economic stimulus money intended to assist nonprofits and government agencies suffering in the poor economic conditions, grant-writing is now a more relevant skill than ever before.

This text can provide a multitude of benefits, including training existing staff with no prior experience to successfully pursue grant money, saving the cost of hiring a full-time grant writer, and serving as a complete guide for experienced grant writers seeking new options and techniques in obtaining operational funding. Getting Your Share of the Pie: The Complete Guide to Finding Grants also reveals the author's in-depth knowledge about the specific attributes the funding agencies look for via a digest of actual conversations with their representatives.


  • Provides historical and current information regarding the general availability of government and private grant funds; two chapters are dedicated to disclosing sources for specific types of grants
  • One appendix contains a glossary covering the specific terminology used in the field
  • A complete index is included to enable the reader to find any topic quickly
    • Reveals an exclusive "inside" look at what agencies want and supplies a list of do's and don't to maximize success
  • Review by Publisher Summary 2

    An expert in securing grant money provides a clear, step-by-step course in grant writing that readers can "attend" from the comfort of their home or office—and proceed with at their own pace.

    Review by Publisher Summary 3

    Mann, who is associated with a consulting firm that provides grant search, writing, and administration services, offers a guide to finding and writing grants for beginners in small government and non-profit organizations and students in grant writing courses. She covers all steps of the process: identifying the need and developing a project, searching for funding sources, developing a plan, writing a proposal, and administration, as well as search advice for professions like law enforcement, economic development, heritage tourism and historic preservation, and for-profit businesses, and what to do if the application is not approved. Sample forms and applications are provided as well as Internet resources. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)