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Winning library grants : a game plan
2011
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Whether you’re a newbie taking on the process for the first time or an experienced administrator looking to shore up finances, this book will help you find the dollars your library needs. - (American Library Association)

Describes how to write a library grant for projects and services, including how to find a funder, write a proposal, and use tactics such as marketing an institution to a funder in order to increase the odds of success. - (Baker & Taylor)

Here's a practical and comprehensive manual that guides you through grant fundamentals. The author's game plan will help you find relevant funders by analyzing eligibility criteria, write and prepare grant applications, and increase your chances for success by using additional tactics, such as pre- and post-submission marketing to "sell" your institution to a funder.--[book cover] - (Baker & Taylor)

Landau, a library director, marketer, and manager, provides a guide for grant seekers on the fundamentals of winning library grants. He argues that librarians and library trustees can win grants without the use of outside writers and presents the process as the logical definition of an institution and its needs and marketing those needs to those who can fund them. Focusing on public libraries, he introduces the basic principles of grant writing, typical sources, and how to identify and evaluate opportunities. He discusses the mechanics of organizing an effort, including scope and resource requirements, proposal organization and preparation, and submission and marketing, in addition to post-proposal tips on project start-up, management, and learning from wins and losses. The book is not a comprehensive guide to grant opportunities. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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The third title on grants in less than a year (following Winning Grants: A How To Do It Manual for Librarians, published by Neal-Schuman; and Go Get That Grant! A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations, published by Scarecrow), this little book from Landau is a good guide to how to prepare and submit a grant for library services and projects. The book is well organized and contains enlightening sections on doing market analysis and finding grants and granting organizations. Perhaps the most useful chapter, "Proposal Writing Section by Section," is also the longest and covers all of the elements of a proposal, from the cover letter to the appendixes containing supporting data. A letter of inquiry, a project task outline, an outcome-based evaluation, and a spreadsheet-format cost proposal are among the many samples. Worksheets and an example of a final report are appended. Recommended. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
1 You Too Can Be a Successful Grant Winner
1(3)
2 Grantsmanship Fundamentals, Definitions, and Rules
4(6)
3 Pre-proposal Market Analysis and Planning
10(11)
4 Finding Grants and Granting Organizations Relevant to Libraries
21(27)
5 Initiating Contact with Grantors
48(14)
6 Obtaining Solicited Competitive Grant Application Packages
62(5)
7 Pre-proposal Research and Fact-Finding
67(5)
8 Proposal Management and Project Planning
72(16)
9 Proposal Writing Style
88(6)
10 Proposal Writing Section by Section
94(38)
11 Proposal Assembly, Editing, Review, and Submission
132(6)
12 Post-proposal, Pre-award Marketing
138(5)
13 Contract Award and Project Management
143(5)
14 Writing a Request for Proposal
148(4)
15 Conclusion: Why Become a Grantsman (or Grantswoman)?
152(1)
Appendix A Sample Grantor Prospect Worksheets 153(5)
Appendix B Sample Grant Final Report to a Foundation 158(5)
Resources on Winning Library Grants 163(6)
Index 169

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