"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, Ed.D, Professor/Mentor Doctoral Studies
The Fielding Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, CA
"A long overdue step-by-step guide for schools and community organizations to navigate the complexities of program design and funding. In very succinct fashion, Dr. Burke has condensed her years of experience into an accessible format that can be used by anyone with even a limited understanding of the grantwriting process. Simplified Grantwriting is a must for school and district administrators, as well as service providers, as they respond to the changing educational landscape of the 21st century.
Cambria Smith, Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Center of Los Angeles
Panorama City, CA
Teachers and administrators can feel overwhelmed by the grant application process—researching the proper resources, developing the proposals from scratch, and writing well-constructed and effective grants.
This step-by-step guidebook will give educators at all levels the practical tools they need to take control of the grantwriting process and succeed, including time-tested ways to:
- Create a simplified process for managing grantwriting activities
- Identify an effective marketing strategy
- Consider various options for collaborating with diverse stakeholders
- Effectively organize and time-manage the grant development process
- Understand the integral components of a grant proposal's needs
- Design a clearly articulated grant proposal template that addresses all of the funder's requirements
- Modify program proposals that meet the diverse funders' needs
- Establish a "program sustainability plan" that ensures continuous funding and community support
Field-tested and refined for more than a decade, these strategies can create a new level of understanding for all practitioners and bring effective grant development to your school and district.