Grant Writing And Fundraising Tool Kit For Human Services

Paperback | September 13, 2012

byJill C. Dustin

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Provides the tools for developing successful grant writing skills and fundraising plans.

 

Grant Writing and Fundraising Tool Kit for Human Services is a user-friendly text that will motivate even the most apprehensive student in learning to develop and implement a funding plan.

 

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

  • Develop and implement successful fundraising campaigns
  • Create and employ a wide variety of effective marketing activities
  • Implement, manage, and close a funded project
  • Apply ethical standards to developing, implementing, and evaluating fundraising activities
  • Understand innovative ways to recruit and motivate members of a fundraising team
  •  

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Provides the tools for developing successful grant writing skills and fundraising plans.   Grant Writing and Fundraising Tool Kit for Human Services is a user-friendly text that will motivate even the most apprehensive student in learning to develop and implement a funding plan.   Upon completing this book readers will be abl...

Jill C. Dustin, Ed.D. is a Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) and faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to her faculty p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 7.2 × 0.6 inPublished:September 13, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205088694

ISBN - 13:9780205088690

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Table of Contents

Found in this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

 

PART 1: FUNDRAISING

Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Fundraising: What You Need to Know

Chapter 2: Pulling the Team Together

Chapter 3: Creating a Fundraising Plan

Chapter 4: Developing and Implementing a Marketing Strategy: Tools and Techniques

Chapter 5: Identifying and Managing Funding Sources

Chapter 6: Selecting the best Fundraisers

Chapter 7: Fundraising Tips for Success

 

PART 2: GRANT WRITING

Chapter 8: Setting the Stage: Grant Writing Considerations

Chapter 9: Exploring Grant Possibilities and Searching Funding Databases and Resources

Chapter 10: Writing, Submitting, and Revising Grant Proposals

Chapter 11: Implementing, Managing, and Closing a Funded Project 

 

Appendix A: Organizational Chart of a Nonprofit’s Fundraising Team

Appendix B: Generic Gift Chart for $2,000,000 Goal

Appendix C: Generic Fundraising Campaign Timetable

Appendix D: Grant-Tacking Template

Appendix E: Sample RFP From a City Targeted to Improve the Job Placement Rate of Individuals With Disabilities

Appendix F: Sample Letter of Inquiry/Intent

Appendix G: Sample Cover Letter

Appendix H: Sample Template of a Title Page/Cover Sheet

Appendix I: Sample Abstract/Executive Summary/Introduction

Appendix J: Sample Needs/Problem Statement

Appendix K: Sample Goal and Objectives

Appendix L: Sample Program Design/Methods/Strategies

Appendix M: Sample Evaluation Plan

Appendix N: Sample Organizational Information

Appendix O: Sample Grant Proposal Line-Item Budget

Appendix P: Sample Funding/Sustainability Statement

References

Index


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

 

PART 1: FUNDRAISING

Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Fundraising: What You Need to Know

Nonprofit versus Charitable Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit versus Not-for-Profit Organizations

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration  

Unified Registration System

Unrestricted versus Restricted Funds

Understanding the Ethics of Fundraising

Fundraising Pitfalls

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 2: Pulling the Team Together

Pulling the Fundraising Team Together

Executive Director

Fundraising Responsibilities of the Executive Director

Chairs

Fundraising Responsibilities of Chairs

Characteristics of Effective Chairs

Recruiting Chairs

Running Effective Meetings

Board of Directors

Fundraising Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Characteristics of Effective Board of Directors

Recruiting Board Members

Development Committee

Fundraising Responsibilities of the Development Committee

Characteristics of Effective Development Committees

Recruiting Development Committee Members

Fundraising Committee

Fundraising Responsibilities of the Fundraising Committee

Characteristics of Effective Fundraising Committees

Recruiting Fundraising Committee Members  

Staff

Fundraising Responsibilities of Staff

Volunteers

Fundraising Responsibilities of Volunteers

Characteristics of Effective Volunteers

Recruiting Volunteers

Teamwork: Getting Everyone Onboard

Gaining Paid Staff Support for Working with Volunteers

Gaining Volunteer Support for Working with Paid Staff

Motivating Members of the Fundraising Team

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 3: Creating a Fundraising Plan

Identifying Fundraising Goals

Identifying Fundraising Objectives

Creating Gift Charts

Writing the Needs/Problem Statement

Identifying Existing Resources

Estimating the Cost of the Fundraising Plan

Writing the Case Statement

What Is a Case Statement and Whom Is It For?

How Is a Case Statement Used and What Should It Accomplish?

Who Should Write the Case Statement?

Types of Case Statements

Making a Strong Statement

What to Avoid

Planning Ahead: Timing Is Everything

Evaluating the Fundraising Plan

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 4: Developing and Implementing a Marketing Strategy: Tools and Techniques

What Is Marketing?

Marketing Strategy

Marketing Plan

Marketing Techniques

Branding

Website Marketing

Social Networking

Constant Contact, Inc.

Foursquare

QR Codes

Getting the Most out of Emails

Press Releases

Marketing Through Printed Materials

Advertising Specialties and Promotional Products  

Tips for Strengthening the Success of the Marketing Efforts

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 5: Identifying and Managing Funding Sources

Developing an Initial Donor and Prospect List

Target Markets

Identifying Target Markets

Locating Target Markets

Identifying and Tapping Into Funding Sources

Individuals

Boards

Clients/Customers

Members

Foundations

Corporations

Churches and Civic Groups

Government Sources

Federated Funds

Managing Donor Information

Managing Donor Lists

Donor Management Systems

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 6: Selecting the best Fundraisers

Easy Fundraisers

Direct-Sale Fundraisers

Discount Cards and Coupon Books

Scratch Cards

Spinners

Brochure Sales

Ongoing Fundraisers

Fundraising Events

Calendar Celebrations

Art Raffles

Rubber Duck Races

Flamingo Flocking

Holiday Shops

Talent Shows

QR Codes Scavenger Hunts

Murder Mystery Dinners

Casino Nights

Golf Ball Drops

Marathons

Game-Day Competitions

Movie Nights

Auctions

Jail and Bail Events

Don’t Come Events

Online Fundraising

Selling Web Space for Advertising

Online Auctions

Commercial Co-Venture Programs

Selling Merchandise  

Messaging Mechanisms

Telephone Campaigns

Capital Campaigns

Corporate Fundraising

Foundation Fundraising

Association of Small Foundations

Council on Foundations

Foundation Center

Fundsnet Online

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

National Center for Family Philanthropy

Philanthropy Roundtable

Giving Circles

Legacy Fundraising

Planned Giving/Gift Planning

Bequest

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Charitable Remainder Annuity Unitrust

Charitable Lead Trust

Retirement Plans

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections 

 

Chapter 7: Fundraising Tips for Success

Motivating Prospects and Cultivating Relationships

What Motivates Someone to Give?

How to Motivate People to Give

Tips on Cultivating Prospective Donors

Tapping into Corporate Philanthropy

Cultivating Donor Loyalty

Showing Appreciation to Donors and Volunteers

Showing Appreciation to Donors

Showing Donors the Significance of Their Gifts

Recognizing Donors

Acknowledging Volunteers

Repairing Damaged Relationships

Managing Donor Information and Processing Donations  

Donor Management Systems

Accepting and Processing Donations  

Managing Fundraising Documents

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

PART 2: GRANT WRITING

Chapter 8: Setting the Stage: Grant Writing Considerations

Grant Writing: A Collaborative Effort?

Collaborating With Colleagues

Teaming Up With Other Organizations

Timing Is Everything

The Timeline

Quality Trumps Deadlines

Contracting With a Professional Grant Writer

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 9: Exploring Grant Possibilities and Searching Funding Databases and Resources

Government-Funded Grants

Grant-Making Foundations

Independent/Private Foundations

Family Foundations

Community Foundations

Corporate Foundations

Corporate Giving Programs

Operating Foundations

Funding Databases

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

FederalGrants.com

The Foundation Center

GrantDomain.com

Grants.gov

GrantStation

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Resources

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Council on Foundations  

Grantmakers in Health

GuideStar

Nonprofit Works, Inc.

The Philanthropy Journal

Miscellaneous Affinity Groups

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 10: Writing, Submitting, and Revising Grant Proposals

Initial Steps of the Grant Writing Process

Elements of a Grant Proposal

Letter of Inquiry/Intent

Cover Letter

Title Page/Cover Sheet

Abstract/Executive Summary/Introduction

Literature Review

Needs/Problem Statement

Goals and Objectives

Program Design/Methods/Strategies

Evaluation Plan

Organizational Information

Program’s Budget and Budget Narrative

Other Funding/Sustainability

Supplemental Materials

Online Grant Applications

Grant Writing Mistakes

The Review Process

Proposal Reviews

Terms of Award Letter

Rejection Is a Step to Future Success

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Chapter 11: Implementing, Managing, and Closing a Funded Project  

Taking Advantage of Time

Organizing 101

Selecting and Developing Data Collection Instruments

Organizing and Analyzing Collected Information

Monitoring Finances

Adhering to Timelines

Keeping the Communication Channels Open

Disseminating Information

Submitting Continuation Applications

Submitting Required Reports

Closing Out the Grant

Arranging for the Disposition of Property and Supplies

Looking Ahead: Preparing for Future Grants

Summary

Practice Test

MySearchLab Connections

 

Appendix A: Organizational Chart of a Nonprofit’s Fundraising Team

Appendix B: Generic Gift Chart for $2,000,000 Goal

Appendix C: Generic Fundraising Campaign Timetable

Appendix D: Grant-Tacking Template

Appendix E: Sample RFP From a City Targeted to Improve the Job Placement Rate of Individuals With Disabilities

Appendix F: Sample Letter of Inquiry/Intent

Appendix G: Sample Cover Letter

Appendix H: Sample Template of a Title Page/Cover Sheet

Appendix I: Sample Abstract/Executive Summary/Introduction

Appendix J: Sample Needs/Problem Statement

Appendix K: Sample Goal and Objectives

Appendix L: Sample Program Design/Methods/Strategies

Appendix M: Sample Evaluation Plan

Appendix N: Sample Organizational Information

Appendix O: Sample Grant Proposal Line-Item Budget

Appendix P: Sample Funding/Sustainability Statement

References

Index

Editorial Reviews

“The material stays on track with outstanding precision. Very little words are wasted. Each topic area is clearly developed, accurate, and relevant.”           -Mary Ray, Great Basin College   “An accessible writing style suitable for bachelors level and above. Nicely done.”           -Wade Luquet, Gwynedd Mercy College   “Chock full of examples and concepts that can be applied in practice. Very generous in the knowledge provided…I would strongly consider it for my courses.”           -Jeff Cohen, St. Edwards University