Winning Grants Step by Step

The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals

This hands-on, user-friendly workbook guides the user through the basic grantwriting process. It is modeled on creating proposals for program funding and can be adapated easily for general support and other proposals. The book targets this basic truth: A grant proposal must clearly articulate a well thought-out program that both inspires confidence in the nonprofits ability to implement it and fits within the interests of the funder who receives it.

128 pages. ©2013.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

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Review posted May 7, 2020

4

Well organized thoughtful guide which I believe will Impact my grant work with positive momentum.

Gilbertcreek2018

Review posted April 16, 2020

4

The book provided valuable information. I am able to write better grants based on the information provided. I would recommended this book to anyone who is starting to write grants and do not know where to start.

Laura Kadelbach

Review posted April 14, 2020

4

This book is easy to understand, has good examples, and tips on completing grant applications that were very useful. The chapters on Defining Clear Goals and Objectives and Developing the Strategies were especially useful to me.

siennafitz

Review posted April 9, 2020

5

This workbook was incredibly useful for walking myself and a board through the grant writing process. It's clear, well-organized, and easy to refer to as you begin working through a grant. Wish I'd read it a long time ago!

FEATT

Review posted February 19, 2020

4

As someone new to grant writing, I found this book to be very helpful. It was written in terms I could understand yet detailed enough that I was able to use the information to find and complete 2 grant applications thus far.

Neal Lemery

Review posted February 8, 2020

5

This is an outstanding and very complete resource. I've been a successful grant writer for several years, benefitting from an extensive workshop and classes. This book fully captures the elements of successful grant writing, is complete, and insightful. The worksheets are excellent and helps one fully prepare for the prep work and the gathering of information, the assessment of capacity, and the strategies that need to be employed to initiate a successful application. This is a great resource.

goldbeachmainstreet

Review posted February 7, 2020

5

A great book for an introduction to grant writing! The clear examples and helpful worksheets make the guidebook extremely useful, and it's a great handbook for those who are just getting started with writing proposals. It also gives great definitions for those who might not be comfortable with the language typically associated with grant writing.

Cbowman1014

Review posted January 17, 2020

5

This book is my new grant writing bible...very informative and helpful!

sarahmklann

Review posted December 30, 2019

5

This is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to learn how to write a successful grant. I work for a school district and I am always looking for grant opportunities. Thank you Select Books for your amazing program!

pegrowe62

Review posted December 14, 2019

4

A little book with a lot of information. Helps break down grant writing in an understanding way. Contains sample forms with instruction how to fill them out. Everything thing helps when it comes to grant writing. This one helps!

mischkes

Review posted December 13, 2019

4

This has been very helpful in outlying the steps to a successful grant. I will use this as reference book for all of my grant submissions.

holtman

Review posted November 26, 2019

4

I really like the layout of the book and that it has a section on sustaining funding

michellepresley

Review posted November 6, 2019

5

Very helpful. Love the templets

IVFCresourcecenter

Review posted October 29, 2019

5

I thought this book was a great asset to any organization looking to seek Grant funding.

Moehrke

Review posted October 17, 2019

5

This book has been a great resource for my organization as we start navigating the wide world of grants.

aahellums

Review posted October 11, 2019

4

This book has some great guide worksheets that are available online to print blank forms for future use. There is a lot of helpful tips and it is written in an easy to understand way so that even someone new to grant writing can have a good understanding of what goes into a proposal.

Roseannv1963

Review posted October 4, 2019

5

I found this book very helpful. I have been involved with habitat for humanity classes years ago volunteer with a few grant writing classes. This book has taught me so much more with the step by step guidance. I want to go back to school and work in non profit or start my own non profit for the community. I was homeless for over two years and want to help those in the similar situation i was in. Reading and working the steps is my first step towards helping others and my goal to give back to those in need. Thank you so much for this amazing book program. Now, more learning ahead. Thank you. Roseann Voigt

ndnmama76

Review posted September 26, 2019

3

Good information for someone wanting to know how to be a grant writer. It does explain step by step.

Shayneochoa

Review posted August 19, 2019

5

Nice 12 step guide to getting grants approved. Also shows has the user think about the sustainability of the grant and the purpose of the grant.

Trucker2007

Review posted August 12, 2019

5

A great step-by-step guide with practical advice!

Amy.Quayle

Review posted August 8, 2019

4

Very well presented and easy to navigate through this important information.

dalajohnson

Review posted July 10, 2019

5

What a great help this book gave. It covered all the steps needed. Thank you

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Review posted June 28, 2019

5

Learning to write grants for The Marylhurst School has been an "all hands on deck" experience! Working my way through this book has been a life saver. The language is accessible, the step-by-step format is easy to follow, and the worksheets have offered opportunities for clarity. Thank you for the opportunity to learn something new through this program of offering books. I look forward, with fingers crossed, to submitting a first grant proposal. --Mary, Middle School Humanities teacher

jraade

Review posted June 14, 2019

5

This book was straight forward on how to wins grants. The step by step process lays it out for anyone trying to find funding for their project.

denisetarvin

Review posted June 12, 2019

5

This is an excellent, very detailed book on how to write grant proposals. I especially love the questionnaires. I highly recommend it for anyone writing grant proposals.

jeanharman

Review posted May 6, 2019

5

As soon as I received this book I sat down and read it immediately = a GREAT resource and reference…..The book is a solid resource for anyone that works in grant writing or directly in nonprofit development. It has not just nuts and bolts of grant writing but also useful worksheet and down-loadable information sheet for planning and thinking through needs. The grant process has become more and more streamlined and repetitive via the internet, but this book will help anyone or any organization the ins and outs and know how to put together effective proposal. It then can be put into a foundation or grant maker’s specific format. Not sure why anyone would give the book a "one" star...... I think it is a five star!

KemperA

Review posted April 23, 2019

4

The Winning Grants Workbook is easy to use and very helpful. I do not have a lot of experience with writing grants and this workbook explains the grant process and has worksheets that helps guide the process. I will use this workbook as a guide in my next grant writing adventure.

perrindamon

Review posted March 12, 2019

4

It is very helpful to have a handy guide to grant writing. I appreciate the tips offered by the author.

Brownju

Review posted March 11, 2019

4

Helpful for writing grants! I recommend this for any educator or non-profit organization.

EMConnor

Review posted March 11, 2019

4

A good guide with excellent worksheets to go through. It's pretty basic though, so it didn't provide me with any insights- nothing there that I haven't seen before. But if you're just getting started with grant writing, or like worksheets to help you process through questions- this is a good way to go!

ghalpin

Review posted February 25, 2019

5

I felt that this book helped guide entrepreneurship in a small town setting, as well as in a big city metropolis. It was very helpful with budgets, too.

cwickstein

Review posted February 17, 2019

5

The book was fantastic. Very easy to use instructions!

Trinismom2205

Review posted February 15, 2019

5

I have never wrote grants before so when I was tasked with this at work I was pretty worried. I found this book and I hoped for the best! Wow, was I impressed. This book has so much helpful information and even came with a link to be able to print off the worksheets you need to help you! I can feel confident that I have knowledge about grants and what parts of grant writing are most important. If you are new to writing grants, I highly recommend!

michaelhoch

Review posted February 12, 2019

5

This book allowed me to learn the step so I could write my first grant. I would highly recommend this to anyone learning how to write grants!

mtnchld

Review posted February 8, 2019

5

As someone new to the grant writing world I found this book to be extremely informative and a life saver. I feel more confident now and look forward to writing future Grant's. I recommend this book to all new grant writers.

MKat

Review posted January 4, 2019

5

This is a very practical book, which is exactly what I needed! I have a grant writing text that I kept after grad school, and it's good, but since it is also old, I wanted to see some updated information. This new book, Winning Grants Step by Step, is so much more user friendly. It has exercises and worksheets, good examples, and very accessible text. It really is a 'workbook' and that is very helpful for a writer with limited time.

gj7mlk30JM21

Review posted December 19, 2018

4

This book was great! Taking a step-by-step practical and informative approach to grant writing.

akane0702

Review posted December 18, 2018

4

This book has been a great supplement to my grant writing, particularly in how to approach funders and how to write effective statements.

Micheleolson

Review posted October 28, 2018

5

This has been a very helpful book. I have taken a workshop on grant writing and this has made some of the things I learned there a little clearer. It will be a handy reference tool for me while I'm still new to grant writing.

dwilliams

Review posted October 18, 2018

5

This book is easy to use and so helpful and practical!

Vickeed

Review posted October 12, 2018

5

I have been attending a grant writing class and "Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals" reinforces what has been taught and provides all the tools to succeed in the process. I recommend it highly as a go-to tool in your writing process.

g.s.weber

Review posted September 28, 2018

5

This book was clear, direct, concise, and well-organized. It's focused on the practical aspects of grant seeking and writing. It takes a hypothetical grant and uses it to give a concrete example of each aspect of grant writing. It has a complete set of downloadable online forms. Published in 2013, occasionally it seems a little quaint. For example, at one point it references "Word or WordPerfect." While WordPerfect still exists (in 2018), it is rarely used. Some of the links in the downloadable online resources guide are out of date. These are quibbles. I would recommend this book either as an introduction or as a refresher.

Sebastian

Review posted September 4, 2018

5

This is a great resource for anyone working in development in a nonprofit environment. Either you're a seasoned professional or just beginning a career in the field, this book will prove to be a most valuable reference source of information to guide you along.

jamiesmith

Review posted August 9, 2018

5

Once of the BEST BOOKS on this site!!!

JanecePayne

Review posted July 19, 2018

5

Thank you so much for this amazing book! It has all the steps I need at a glance. I'm so pleased that you have this program.

Profaharper

Review posted July 10, 2018

5

Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals is truly a step-by-step guide to the grant writing process. It was a quick and easy to read book. No matter what your experience level is, you will be able to gain from reading this book. There are also useful forms that go along with the book. These forms can be accessed online for personal use. This book would make an excellent addition to the grant writing section on the shelf in your office.

Lcanida

Review posted July 9, 2018

5

As a newbie to grant writing, this book offered step by step advice and great examples. It's long enough to give enough information, but short enough you don't feel like you're reading a novel. Great book to have as a resource. Only thing better would be if it wrote the grants for me.

jeshorb

Review posted June 18, 2018

5

AMAZING resource for grant writers!!! Most vital and helpful are the goal and objective exercises (pages 45-46) because ultimately, without a measurable outcome how do you know if your project / program was a success? A must have tool for anyone new to the grant writing world and a great resource for those who've been writing them for some time.

betz

Review posted May 31, 2018

5

Very useful to anyone working with a group to gathering information for a grant application. The 'Problem Statement' portion and the Checklists are invaluable. BV

sahenderson

Review posted May 31, 2018

5

This is a must-read for all grant writers! This book helped immensely while writing my first grant.

egronert

Review posted May 19, 2018

5

Really helpful book, especially for folks who are starting to learn how to write grants. A useful tool for more experienced people as well because it offers tips and the things to remember in the grant research & applying process.

ClaireCatt

Review posted May 14, 2018

5

Useful handbook to help think through tough, competitive grant proposals. I will defiantly keep this as professional reference material!

L1lfish

Review posted May 10, 2018

5

This is great, and really does break down what to do and how to write in a simple and easy to follow way. The online resources are SUPER helpful. You don't even have to copy the worksheets out of the book. <3

Lissadavis

Review posted April 25, 2018

5

This is a great manual for those of us that aren't professional grantwriters. Following the templates, I am preparing a Transportation grant and historic preservation grant for my city. I also appreciate the space devoted to foundations as well as for governmental entities. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to prepare a grant application whether large or small, private or public.

Henry

Review posted April 11, 2018

4

For those wishing to apply for a grant this book is the only way to go. It is a workbook to use not a book to read.

Brenda Bailey

Review posted April 1, 2018

4

I am only a board member atm to my local gleaners non profit and the lady who obtain 80% of our operating funds has recently stepped down. My hopes is that "Winning Grants Step by Step" will assist in securing a continuing future for my rural community's Gleaner organization.

mgdwn

Review posted March 28, 2018

4

This is a workbook that provides guidance and worksheets for every step of the grant seeking process, from researching what grants are relevant to compiling program information to preparing each component of the grant proposal. It's written in plain, easy to follow language, with examples for each component of a typical grant proposal. Some sections, like the program budget section, may be oversimplified, but there are resources listed in the appendix that can provide more detail for those who don't have experience in these areas. Overall, it seems like a good step-by-step introduction to writing grant proposals.

Pdxchristine

Review posted March 5, 2018

5

My favorite part about this book is not only does it have worksheets in it, but also has a website where you can download the worksheets from so you don't have to spend time formatting your own. Brilliant!