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Supplementing Your Budget The Nuts Bolts of Grant Writing University by ramhood16

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									Supplementing Your Budget:
        The Nuts & Bolts
        of Grant Writing

    University System of Georgia, P-16 Initiatives
 Rosalind Barnes, PRISM Public Awareness Campaign Director
       Dr. Mark Pevey, Director, P-16 Data Management
          7 Habits of Highly
        Effective Grant writing

Adapting Dr. Stephen Covey’s highly
 acclaimed Leadership Principles to
 Grant Writing:
   Be Proactive
   Begin with the End in Mind
   First Things First
   Think Win/Win
   Seek to Understand, then be Understood
   Synergize
   Sharpen the Saw
             Put First things First
Clearly define your Project
  Mission, Goals & Objectives
Identify the right funding source
  Private/Corporate Foundation, State/Federal Government
Respond to Funders who approach your organization
  Design a project that will meet grantor’s objectives
Understand & FOLLOW the proposal Guidelines
  What are the Grantors funding objectives?
  What is the proposal format & requirements?
  How are they weighting/assigning points to certain sections of your
  proposal?
Establish a Timeline to meet the Deadline
  Include time for collecting required material, budget creation,
  reviewing proposal draft, sharing the draft with collaborators, timely
  submission
    Begin with the End in Mind…

When developing the grant proposal, your
  project needs to:
     Address a problem that needs new focus
     Include a well planned program
     Provide Data as evidence that the problem
     is real and relevant to the grantor
     Explain how and why your project will
     address the problem
     List references of partners and supporters
     your project already has in place
    Seek first to Understand
     then to be Understood

Make sure your project fits the Grantor’s funding
objectives – do not try to make your program fit
the grantor’s objectives
Thoroughly understand the grantor’s funding
goals, target population, geographical limits,etc.
Read the guidelines to understand what the
grantor is looking for –
   is it a creative or innovative idea or
   is it an expansion or twist of an existing project?
               Synergize

Don’t go it alone
Look for opportunities that create strong
partnerships to achieve your project goals
Be sure to include other organizations and
collaborators when beginning to draft your
proposal
Include collaborators in the overall review
process (yet, make sure there is a lead writer)
               Be Proactive

Your proposal needs to be
  Clear
  Succinct
  Persuasive
You need to have
  The Project plan carefully defined
  Time to develop, write, proof & submit your proposal
  A proposal writer who “knows your organization” or is
  a “subject matter expert”
           Think Win/Win --
  Elements of an Effective Proposal


Organization Description
Background and case for need
Relevance to the Grantor
Thorough description of Project to be funded
Evidence of Collaboration/Partnership
Measurement/Evaluation system outlined
Project Budget
Plan for Sustainability
        Sharpen the Saw
Take time to rejuvenate your existing
programs to assure continued successes
Build and maintain strong partnerships
with organizations that have like interests
If your grant isn’t funded:
  be sure to pay attention to the feedback,
  look at which proposals were funded,
  Improve your proposal and resubmit
                  Grant Sources

State: gcn.org
   Georgia Center for Non-Profits, Robert W. Woodruff,
   Arthur Blank
Federal: grants.gov
   NSF, NIH, DOE, NASA, DOL, etc.
Private Foundations: foundations.org
   Ford, Lumina, Kellogg, Rockefeller, Sloan
Corporate Foundations: fdncenter.org
(Foundation Center)
   AFC Enterprises, Georgia-Pacific, The Home Depot,
   SunTrust Bank, UPS

								
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