Alan Silver details the three major steps in obtaining grants - Prepare, Persuade, and Perform - and provides 101 steps that listeners can use as a systematic checklist throughout the grant-seeking process. Drew Birdseye's informative yet approachable style eases listeners through each step, whether it be the importance of clear communication or the specificity needed when targeting prospective funders. Birdseye also performs with an efficient snappishness when describing Silver's methods, making How to Win Grants the rare guide that manages to be an educational yet uncomplicated and easy listen.
In this practical guide to successful grantseeking, Alan Silver draws on 30 years of experience to help listeners formulate strategies for winning grants for individuals, nonprofits, and agencies.
Concisely written and easy to follow, How to Win Grants demonstrates a three-stage grant development model distilled into 101 actionable strategies, arranged in order of execution and supplemented by helpful checklists. In stage one, "Prepare", grantseekers begin by assessing their personal and agency fundability, improving their positioning for grants, learning shortcuts to planning successful grant projects, and finding out how to locate the most likely sources of grant funding. In stage two, "Persuade", grantseekers learn how to convince private and public grantmakers that their project deserves funding by adapting their project plan to the specific needs of each funder. In stage three, "Perform", listeners learn the most important ways to continue attracting grant funding for the long term. This indispensable guide also dispels widespread myths about grantseeking, identifies unproductive behaviors to avoid, and teaches listeners how to engage the funder’s interest and make the most compelling case for their project. With all this and more, How to Win Grants is every individual and organization’s ticket to a winning grantseeking campaign!
©2012 Alan Silver (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
The set of rules are given in a clear manner. Some were more obvious for me than others. I would recommend to use it as an addition to grant writing books, until a good one will turn up in audible. These guidelines should be read and accounted for when you write a proposal. Good Luck!
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