Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants

By Larissa Golden Brown; Martin John Brown | Go to book overview

INTRODUCTION: WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
AND HOW TO USE IT

This is not your average book about grants. Most books about grants concentrate on the art of writing proposals, and a few present grants from the point of view of the foundations that make them. Although this book touches on those subjects, it concentrates on something that is at least as important when it comes to raising money but is rarely discussed in print: the principles behind successful grant seeking. We describe a system, based on those principles, that makes year-round grant seeking productive and agony-free. This book walks you through setting up this system in your office and explores the reasons why it works.

The book is titled Demystifying Grant Seeking because it's all about setting aside the paralyzing myths and mysteries that surround grants and getting down to the work at hand. You will demystify grants by doing—by organizing your office and practicing the right work habits so you can get more and better grant proposals out the door and more money coming in, without suffering. By the time you've finished working through the book's exercises, you will know from experience how to seek grants with efficiency and integrity, and you will own a working system that supports and reflects your new perspective.

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