Storytelling for Grantseekers

A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising

Author: Cheryl A. Clarke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470482869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Grantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion. New edition features: Overall updates as well as both refreshed and new examples Workshop exercises for using the storytelling approach New chapters on the application of the storytelling method to other fundraising communications like appeal letters and case statements, as well as the importance of site visits Example of a full narrative proposal
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Storytelling for grantseekers

the guide to creative nonprofit fundraising

Author: Cheryl Clarke

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: 9780787956301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

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Oftentimes, people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process, and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, consultant and trainer Cheryl A. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization's story in narrative form (complete with settings, characters, antagonists, and resolutions), can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. This fresh and creative guide contains the resources needed to help you craft a persuasive synopsis, package a compelling story, and create a short story approach to the inquiry and cover letters that support the larger proposal. Clarke walks grantseekers through all the phases of developing an effective proposal and highlights the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. Using the suggestions outlined in Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and seasoned grantseekers will discover how to channel their passion to tell their organization's tale and create winning proposals.
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The Group Therapist's Notebook

Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

Author: Dawn Viers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315457032

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

View: 1903

Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, The Group Therapist’s Notebook, Second Edition offers an all new collection of innovative ideas and proven interventions that will enhance any group therapy practice. Seasoned and up-and-coming experts provide field-tested activities, easy to reproduce handouts, and practical homework assignments for a variety of problems and population types. Each chapter is solidly grounded with a theoretical foundation and includes materials to gather for implementing the intervention, detailed instructions for use, suggestions for follow-up in successive meetings, contraindications for use, and resources for the client and therapist. With an added emphasis on instruction, real-world examples, and extension activities, this new resource will be a valuable asset for both beginning and established mental health practitioners, including counselor educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, guidance counselors, prevention educators, peer support specialists, and other group facilitators.
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Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119100461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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"Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is a practical guide for nonprofit professionals and decision makers that helps them take their cause mobile. Building on the success of the author's previous title, Nonprofit Management 101, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 takes readers deep into the specific applications of mobile technology -- one of the hottest topics for nonprofits. This this new book provides readers with practical tips and tools, as well as expert advice and insights from a variety of well-recognized industry experts, comprehensively addressing all areas a nonprofit can utilize mobile technology. It expertly addresses how to use mobile to build and retain audiences, manage and promote content, recruit and utilize volunteers, fundraise more efficiently and effectively, and monitor organizations' goals and key performance indicators, as well as offers specific mobile tools and applications that will meet each nonprofits needs. Readers of this book get a comprehensive look at a critical and emerging set of tools and practices, all designed to empower and enable them to use mobile technology to run their nonprofits more effectively and efficiently. Also features a toolkit of resources, best practices, and practical tips to establish and maintain a robust mobile presence for their nonprofit. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 addresses the entire spectrum of mobile technology use for nonprofits, including information on topics ranging from organizational effectiveness, audience building and communications strategies, volunteer recruitment and management, as well as an overall guide to existing tools and applications"--
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Grant Money Through Collaborative Partnerships

Author: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 86

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"Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions are untapped resources for library funds. What's more, many libraries may find that collaborating on a grant application with another organization is preferable to going forward with a time-consuming application on their own. But finding the right collaborative partner and securing a place at its development table can be challenging. Drawing on her extensive experience as a grant developer and library director, Maxwell Presents an overview of grant basics, with extensive lists of both online and print resources Suggests how to frame libraries' research capabilities as benefits to the community at large, transforming these capabilities into a revenue source Explores strategies for locating potential partners, with tips on approaching collaborators and establishing successful relationships Describes what libraries can ask for from the grant developer, making sure to include what they want in the grant proposal"
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Careers in nonprofits & government agencies

Author: WetFeet (Firm),Wetfeet

Publisher: Wetfeet.Com

ISBN: 9781582075365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

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For the civic-minded, nonprofits and government agencies can be very rewarding places to work. This WetFeet Insider Guide explores profiles of top nonprofit and government organizations; the types of jobs available to MBAs and undergrads; what current nonprofit and government professionals like and dislike about their work; and how to get a foot in the door.
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Grant Proposal Makeover

Transform Your Request from No to Yes

Author: Cheryl A. Clarke,Susan P. Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787994198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 3401

Nine out of ten grant proposals are rejected. Grant Proposal Makeover shows how to transform lackluster proposals into excellent ones–that have the potential to be funded. This book stands out from other traditional grantwriting books because it illustrates common flaws and problems in proposals and shows exactly how to fix them. It also includes helpful tips and quotes from foundation program officers and funding community insiders taken from an international survey of foundation professionals.
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Proposal planning and writing

Author: Jeremy T. Miner,Lynn E. Miner

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313356742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

View: 7965

Gives grantseekers practical advice and numerous examples to assist them in planning and writing proposals, with special attention to the availability of information on the Internet.
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Operating an independent school

a guide for school leaders

Author: Agnes Gilman Case

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578864720

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 1941

"Operating an Independent School: A Guide for School Leaders provides crucial information for those involved in creating or administering an independent school by laying out the issues that must be addressed but might not be considered. Agnes Gilman Case explores curriculum, discipline, school finance, personnel, grants, support services, and the school community. School leaders can use this book as a resource to learn about the operational side of running a school or as the basis for a rubric for evaluating the work of an existing school."--BOOK JACKET.
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Grants for Libraries

A How-to-do-it Manual

Author: Stephanie K. Gerding,Pamela H. MacKellar

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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Offers librarians tips and instructions for obtaining grants, discussing the grant process, organizing a grant team, creating and submitting proposals, getting funded, and other related topics, and also contains library success stories. Includes CD-ROM.
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Fundraising, Sponsoring und Spenden für Dummies

Author: John Mutz,Katherine Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527657835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

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Gemeinnützige Organisationen nehmen immer häufiger Fundraiser ins Boot, um Mittel zu beschaffen. "Fundraising, Sponsoring und Spenden für Dummies" führt Sie in das Fundraising ein und begleitet Sie bei der Vorbereitung, Erstellung, Umsetzung und Bewertung eines Fundraising-Systems. Wie entwickeln Sie als Fundraiser einen Fundraising-Plan? Wie präsentieren Sie Ihr Anliegen überzeugend vor potenziellen Spendern? Wie finden Sie Spender und wie gewinnen Sie sie für Ihre Spendenaktion? Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, welche Hilfsmittel und Kampagnen Ihnen zum Fundraising und Sponsoring zur Verfügung stehen, wie Sie ehrenamtliche Mitarbeiter suchen und finden, wie Sie für Ihre Organisation werben und wie Sie das Internet beim Fundraising nutzen können.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Die fünf entscheidenden Fragen des Managements

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527647325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

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Der clevere Begleiter für die Hemdtasche des Managers. Mit fünf einfachen und doch komplexen Fragen wird auf die essenziellen Bestandteile und Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten des Managements von Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht.
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Kopflos

Wie unser Bauchgefühl uns in die Irre führt - und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Ori Brafman,Rom Brafman

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593386593

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 8734

Wir alle kennen es: Man hält an einer Entscheidung fest, obwohl deutlich absehbar ist, dass sie falsch ist. Schlimmer noch, man ignoriert alle Warnungen, verpasst die Gelegenheit, die Katastrophe abzuwenden und steuert sogar noch direkt in sie hinein. Ein unerklärliches Verhalten? Mitnichten, sagen Ori und Rom Brafman.
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Die Kunst des klugen Fragens

Author: Warren Berger

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077052

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Während die meisten Bücher über Kreativität und erfolgreiche Lebensführung schnelle und leicht verdauliche Antworten liefern, setzt der Innovationsforscher Warren Berger ganz woanders an: bei den Fragen. Berger hat die Strategien der kreativsten Köpfe aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, darunter Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos und Larry Page, untersucht und festgestellt, dass sie alle eine besondere Fähigkeit auszeichnet - die richtigen Fragen zu stellen. Was wir als Kinder intuitiv tun, nämlich die Welt permanent in Frage zu stellen, um sie zu begreifen, treibt uns das Erziehungssystem aus und trimmt uns auf Antworten. Dabei kommt es heute mehr denn je darauf an, diese Fähigkeit wiederzubeleben, um zu kreativen Lösungen zu gelangen. Anhand von sechzig erstaunlichen Geschichten zeigt Berger, auf welche Weise die richtige Fragestellung den kreativen Prozess antreibt. Nur wenn wir unsere eingeübten Annahmen in Zweifel ziehen, wenn wir lernen, uns vertraute Situationen so zu betrachten, als wären sie neu, kann es gelingen, die richtigen Lösungen zu finden. Ein lebhaft und humorvoll geschriebenes und dennoch hoch fundiertes Buch, mit dem wir lernen, die Welt – und uns selbst – neu zu betrachten.
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Zeit und Erzählung

Author: Paul Ricoeur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770526086

Category: History

Page: 454

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PR für Dummies

Author: Eric Yaverbaum,Robert W. Bly,Ilise Benun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527642668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 9499

Public Relations ist seit einigen Jahren das Schlagwort f?r Unternehmen egal welcher Gr??e und selbst f?r Vereine. Ohne eine gut durchdachte PR-Strategie kann ein Vorhaben mangels Interesse von Au?enstehenden schnell scheitern. ?PR f?r Dummies? zeigt, wie man das Tor zur ?ffentlichkeit richtig ?ffnet und ersetzt eine lange PR-Schulung. Der PR-Profi Eric Yaverbaum erkl?rt, was ?berhaupt hinter dem Begriff PR steckt, warum PR wichtig ist und wie ein gut durchdachter PR-Prozess aufgebaut ist. Anhand von vielen Beispielen lernt man die Tricks und Kniffe der PR-Arbeit: wie man Newsletter, Pressemitteilungen und Zeitungsartikel verfasst und wie man sich ?ber Medien professionell in die ?ffentlichkeit bringt. Selbst das Thema Krisenkommunikationsmanagement l?sst der Autor nicht aus. Und zum guten Schluss muss nat?rlich auch festgestellt werden, ob die PR-Kampagne den gew?nschten Erfolg gebracht hat.
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