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Wheres The Money?: Grant Writing Workshop Tim Smeeding, Mary Tschirhart, Christina Leigh Deitz, and Mitch Wallerstein March 2, 2007.

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1 Wheres The Money?: Grant Writing Workshop Tim Smeeding, Mary Tschirhart, Christina Leigh Deitz, and Mitch Wallerstein March 2, 2007

2 Welcome Goals and Objectives: What Can be Achieved in a Three Hour Seminar? Introduction of Presenters

3 The View from the Funder Experience Things Funders Like Things Funders Dont Like

4 Types of Funding Grants Contracts Donations/Gifts In-kind, cash, assets Earmarked or not Solicited or unsolicited

5 Funding Organizations Government Agencies Federal, State, and Local Private Organizations Foundations Corporations Federated Funders Membership Associations/Clubs

6 Types of Foundations Independent Company-sponsored Community Operating

7 Sources of Ideas for Proposals, Focus on Community Organizations: Strategic plan with funding priorities Packages of fundable units LAI Analysis: Linkage, Ability, Interest Collaboration partners

8 ADSR and Office of Sponsored Programs Maxwell ADSR http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/sponres/ Office of Sponsored Programs http://osp.syr.edu/http://osp.syr.edu/ ; http://osp.syr.edu/ProposalPreparation.htmhttp://osp.syr.edu/ProposalPreparation.htm Agency Contacts and Forms Background Research Funding Announcements Budget Preparation Workshops

9 Identifying Foundations Notification Services and Databases Community of Science (COS): http://fundingalert.cos.com/helptoc.shtmlhttp://fundingalert.cos.com/helptoc.shtml Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS): http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/alert/http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/alert/ Grant Advisor: http://www.grantadvisor.comhttp://www.grantadvisor.com Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov/applicants/email_subscription.jsphttp://www.grants.gov/applicants/email_subscription.jsp Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org/newsletters/http://foundationcenter.org/newsletters/ Thompson.com: http://www.grantsandfunding.com/grantsandfunding/reports/writingproposals.html http://www.grantsandfunding.com/grantsandfunding/reports/writingproposals.html Newsletters and Periodicals Regional Association of Grantmakers Foundation Web Pages Word of Mouth Directories

10 Online Resources for Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities Foundation Center -- http://foundationcenter.org/http://foundationcenter.org/ Online training courses, guides and tutorials; 1 hr. and full day class room training SU Library subscription to Foundation Directory Online: http://library.syr.edu/ http://library.syr.edu/ Cooperating Collection available at the Onondaga County Public Library - Galleries; Grantseeking Basics offered regularly: http://www.onlib.org/website/about/grantscenter.htm http://www.onlib.org/website/about/grantscenter.htm The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) -- http://www.tgci.comhttp://www.tgci.com Daily Federal Grant Announcements: http://tgci.com/fedToday.asphttp://tgci.com/fedToday.asp Grantsmanship Center Magazine Archives: http://tgci.com/magazine.shtmlhttp://tgci.com/magazine.shtml The Grantsmanship Training Program: http://www.tgci.com/gtptraining.shtmlhttp://www.tgci.com/gtptraining.shtml The Fundraising School -- Center on Philanthropy @ Indiana University http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/TheFundRaisingSchool/ http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/TheFundRaisingSchool/ Preparing successful grant proposals, Online grant proposals and other fundraising classes Certificate in Fund Raising Management

11 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? General Proposal Writing Tips Proposal Writing Short Course Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/index.html http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/index.html Grantwriting Tools Non-profit Guides: http://www.npguides.org/guide/index.htmlhttp://www.npguides.org/guide/index.html Guide For Proposal Writing NSF: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf04016http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf04016 Developing and Writing Grant Proposals CFDA: http://12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/CATALOG.GRANT_PROPOSAL_DYN.show http://12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/CATALOG.GRANT_PROPOSAL_DYN.show Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal EPA: http://www.epa.gov/ogd/recipient/tips.htmhttp://www.epa.gov/ogd/recipient/tips.htm Grant Proposal Writing Guidelines United Nations: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/sflib/libmgnt/grantproposals.htm http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/sflib/libmgnt/grantproposals.htm Grantwriting Tip Sheets National Institute of Health (NIH): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htmhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htm What do Winning Proposals Have in Common? Scholastic, Inc.: http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/grants/WinningProposals.htm http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/grants/WinningProposals.htm Ten Tips… Judy Kunofsky: http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/zim41011.htmhttp://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/zim41011.htm Six Guidelines… GrantProposal.com: http://www.grantproposal.com/proposal.htmlhttp://www.grantproposal.com/proposal.html Powerful Proposals Deborah Kluge http://www.proposalwriter.com/pointers.htmlhttp://www.proposalwriter.com/pointers.html Proposal Checklist Deborah Kluge: http://www.proposalwriter.com/checklist.htmlhttp://www.proposalwriter.com/checklist.html Sample of Powerpoints available from Office of Sponsored Programs: Get Funded, Writing a Compelling Grant Proposal, Budget Planning and Development: http://osp.syr.edu/Training&Workshops.htm#Proposal%20Preparation%20Wshops http://osp.syr.edu/Training&Workshops.htm#Proposal%20Preparation%20Wshops

12 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? Sample of Grant Application Forms NY/NJ Common Application Form (CAF) NYRAG (Handout) http://www.nyrag.org/info-url2335/info-url_list.htm?category=For%20Grantseekers&doc_id=34417 http://www.nyrag.org/info-url2335/info-url_list.htm?category=For%20Grantseekers&doc_id=34417 Common Grant Application, National Network of Grantmakers: http://nng.org/cga.html http://nng.org/cga.html Chicago Area Grant Application Donors Forum of Chicago http://www.donorsforum.org/resource/grantapp_intro.html http://www.donorsforum.org/resource/grantapp_intro.html Common Application Form Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers http://www.abagmd.org/usr_doc/ABAG2003CommonFormatFinal.doc http://www.abagmd.org/usr_doc/ABAG2003CommonFormatFinal.doc Common Application Form Connecticut Council for Philanthropy http://www.ctphilanthropy.org/o/gsk_common-app.asp http://www.ctphilanthropy.org/o/gsk_common-app.asp

13 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? Sample Grant Proposals http://www.ulm.edu/gradschool/Help_Page.htm http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/app/default.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20010216073923/http://www.charitychannel.com/GuestShare/Wendy_Norris/ http://web.archive.org/web/20001218024300/http://charitychannel.com/GuestShare/Tim_Puffer/ http://www.sinclair.edu/departments/grants/NonNSFSampleProposals/index.cfm http://www.k12grants.org/samples/samples_index.htm http://www.npguides.org/guide/sample_proposals.htm http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/fbci/grants2.html http://theideabank.com/onlinecourse/samplegrant.html http://www.coloradogrants.org/health.html

14 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? (Handout) Proposal Budget http://osp.syr.edu/forms/Preparing%20a%20Grant%20Budget.doc http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/budget.html http://www.npguides.org/guide/budget.htm http://www.nfconline.org/main/info/guides_budget_sum.htm Things to Avoid http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/ten.htm http://www.emcf.org/pub/jargon/hints.htm How To Guides http://www.learnerassociates.net/proposal/ http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/sponres/HowToWriteAGrantProposal.outline.doc http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/sponres/Global_Development_Network.proposal-toolkit.doc http://www.homebizbuzz.co.nz/article.php3?ArticleID=305

15 Start-To-Finish: Main Steps The LOI / Preproposal Proposal Follow up and Thank You Interim Report to Funders Final Report

16 General Framework for Proposals Executive Summary Statement of Need Project Description / Narrative Budget Organizational Information Conclusion Appendixes / Supportive Documents

17 General Framework for Proposals Executive Summary Statement of Need Why asking for support? Need exists – facts and stats Hope Opportunity Why your organization/research team? Competence, contacts & resources Wont take you off-course Can offer model for others (if pilot)

18 General Framework For Proposals Project Description / Narrative Budget Organizational Information Conclusion Appendixes / Supportive Documents

19 General Framework For Proposals Why Proposals Fail Proposal Writing Short Course Foundation Center

20 Additional Resources @ SU PPA 730-14 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations ANT 700 / CAS 713 Proposal Writing Seminar IST 614 Grant Writing and Fund Development

21 The End Q & A Evaluations


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