Find useful grant writing assistance and information on three powerful software packages that are available at the Downtown Library.
Grant Writing Software and Instructional Resources (Downtown Library only)
Grantwriting Software: Through a series of questions and examples, this Research Associates instructional CD leads you through the process of reviewing a Request for Proposal (RFP) or grant application and assembling all the components needed for a grant proposal. Available at the Downtown library computer lab. In-Library Use Only
Finding Funding Templates: Includes selected sample documents designed to help you produce a successful grant application. Selected sample documents: bios, budget, checklist, evaluation, foundation leads, government leads, joint ventures, letters, bylaws, model grant proposal, and much more. In-Library Use Only
The "How To" Grants Manual Worksheets: These electronic worksheets supplement to the 5th Edition of The “How To” Grants Manual. The worksheets and exhibits have been selected by the author. Over 35 worksheets are provided covering all fundraising and grant proposal development topics. In-Library Use Only
Introduction to Grantwriting:This is a four-hour workshop for beginning grantwriters based on Research Associates’ one-day Introduction to Grantwriting workshop. It covers topics such as finding grants, conducting needs assessments, developing program strategies and budgets, and writing proposals. Research Associates, 2005.
The Grantwriter's Start-Up Kit: You will learn about the key elements of a winning proposal and gain invaluable insights from professionals in the field. The presenters draw from their extensive knowledge and experience in grantwriting and grantmaking to offer direct and succinct advice. They share wisdom not only from those who write proposals, but also from the foundations that approve the proposals. Includes A Beginner's Guide to Grant Proposals workbook. Jossey-Bass, 2000
The Tapestry of an Ultimate Ask: (Led by Paul V. Edwards - 3 DVD set- 321 Minutes) This has been called the most important DVD ever produced on making an ask and securing a gift. What makes the minutes race by is that Paul is inspirational, provocative, motivating, and exciting. And he's funny, too! He is a superb presenter and coach—as good as they come. In this set of three videos, there's nothing left out, nothing missed, nothing left to question. It provides a certain path to an ultimate ask. Here's what Paul does. He takes you through all the intricate steps of understanding your prospect—getting inside their head and heart. He reveals the actions necessary to motivate, and explains the factors that transform a prospect into a donor. There's a "can't miss" guide for turning a no into a gift. And Paul gives you tips and suggestions that will make the words and presentations your own. There's more, so much more: overcoming objections, listening to what the prospect isn't saying, and how to prepare the strategy for a successful ask. Paul's credentials are impeccable. He is regarded as one of the most effective coaches in the field and has provided training for the nation's leading institutions. Institute for Giving, 2005.
Connecticut Grantmakers Online: Users can search the database of more than 1,500 Connecticut foundations and corporate grantmakers using up to nine criteria. The database includes detailed grantmaker profiles with information on a funder's giving priorities, application procedures, finances, contacts, sample grants and more. In-Library Use Only