`I have reviewed and indeed written books on grantwriting and this is by far the most comprehensive and clear guide to grantwriting ever. The clarity of direction, including sample pages and charts, makes this a winner from beginning to end' -
Lee Mahon, Professor/Mentor Doctoral Studies,The Fielding Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, CA
Simplified Grantwriting is a brief, easily-accessible, time-saving guide for teachers and administrators. It is dedicated to providing school staff with effective strategies for writing grants that will leverage resources for diverse stakeholder groups. Effective grant writing can contribute to a school's overall economic growth and to the school community's sustainability. By merging survival strategies for educational grant writing with the best practices provided by national foundation fundraising associations, this book can create a new level of understanding for all educational practitioners in effective grant development with diverse stakeholder groups.
Mary Ann Burke is the co-founder of the Generational Parenting Blog at genparenting.com. Dr. Burke presents effective parenting and school engagement strategies at numerous state and national parent engagement events. She creates Common Core State Standards kits and S.T.E.A.M. activities for parents to use at home and in their child's classroom to support children's literacy and academic readiness skills. Dr. Burke is an author or editor of four Corwin Press Books on parent and community engagement in schools. Mary Ann is an active grandmother of five grandchildren that include seven month old twin granddaughters, a four year old preschool grandson, a six-year-old kindergarten granddaughter, and a nine year old third grade grandson. She supports her grandchildren's literacy and academic development activity play at home and at their schools. Mary Ann is a credentialed parent educator for over thirty years in California's schools and a former adjunct professor. Dr. Burke previously led the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Parent Engagement Initiative that is a state model for best practices in parent engagement for culturally diverse families.
Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction The Value of Effective Grantwriting Organization of This Book 1. A Simplified Process for Grant Development and Implementation Strategic Planning for Program Development How to Find Funders Attending Funder Informational Meetings Designing Responsive Grant Templates Creating Diversified Grant Development Teams Modifying Grant Proposals to Meet Diverse Funders' Needs 2. Marketing Strategies for Educational Program Funding Customizing the Marketing of a Program 3. Integrated Program Collaborations Identifying Collaborative Community Partners for Critical Services Building Collaborative Partnerships for Leveraging Program Resources Brainstorming With Key Stakeholders for Creating Supplemental Program Services 4. Effective Organizational Strategies and Time Management Reviewing and Creating a Summary of All Grant Requirements Scheduling Funder Informational Meetings Convening a Grant Needs Assessment Meeting Facilitating a Stakeholder Meeting for Completing a Worksheet Grant Template Convening Follow-Up Meetings for Grant Development and Implementation 5. Integral Grant Proposal Components The Grant's Introduction The Problem and Needs Statement The Program Design With Goals, Objectives, Activities, and a Timeline The Organizational Capacity and Experience of Staff The Evaluation Plan The Program's Budget and Budget Narrative The Program's Plan for Sustainability 6. Designing a Responsive Grant Template Step 1: Reviewing Critical Information for a Grant's Development Step 2. Reviewing the Grant's Scoring Forms Step 3: Reviewing the Factors to be Considered for Each Criteria Step 4: Using Selection Criteria Scoring Weights to Plan the Grant Template Step 5: Constructing the Grant Template to Respond to Selection Criteria Step 6: Assisting Stakeholders in Formulating Grant Responses Step 7: Editing Diverse Stakeholders' Grant Template Responses Step 8: Identifying and Creating Grant Template Evaluation Tools and Plan Step 9: Securing Feedback From Stakeholders for Completing the Grant Step 10: Designing a Template Budget, Budget Narrative, and Sustainability Plan Step 11: Creating a Follow-Up Template Plan 7. Modifying Program Proposals to Meet Diverse Funders' Needs 8. Establishing a Program Sustainability Plan for Continuous Support Suggested Readings Index