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

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.

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies


Author: Stan Hutton,Frances Phillips
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470595736
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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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
View: 9457
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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"

Advancing Philanthropy


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fund raising
Page: N.A
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Careers in Nonprofit and Government Agencies


Author: N.A
Publisher: WETFEET, INC.
ISBN: 1582077576
Category: Administrative agencies
Page: 100
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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: 3116
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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.

Proposal planning and writing


Author: Jeremy T. Miner,Lynn E. Miner
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313356742
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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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.

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.

The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing


Author: Jane C. Geever
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Twitter Pour les Nuls


Author: Laura FITTON
Publisher: First Interactive
ISBN: 2754049851
Category: Computers
Page: 354
View: 1802
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Un livre indispensable sur le phénomène de société du moment ! "Si seulement Valérie l'avais lu" Ce livre va vous permettre de vous familiariser très rapidement avec Twitter, le réseau social qui vous permettra de garder un contact permanent avec tous les autres utilisateurs du réseau Twitter Au programme : - Twitter, qu'est-ce que c'est au juste - A quoi cela sert ? - Vocabulaire de base - Chercher des sujets pour tweeter - Partager l'information avec Twitter - Faire sa promo sur Twitter

Je Suis Une Histoire


Author: Dan Yaccarino
Publisher: Les editions Scholastic
ISBN: 9781443160650
Category: Books and reading
Page: 40
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L'auteur-illustrateur à succès Dan Yaccarino propose un livre captivant qui célèbre les histoires du passé du présent et du futur. Les histoires ont toujours existé. Depuis la nuit des temps, elles nous font rire ou pleurer, elles nous font peur ou nous exaltent, et toujours, elles nous rassemblent. Des peintures rupestres aux arts numériques, des presses mécaniques aux imprimantes sophistiquées, découvrez les multiples façons de raconter une histoire. Avec un texte simple et de charmantes illustrations, Dan Yaccarino nous rappelle que les belles histoires ne s'oublient jamais.

La Nature


Author: Ralph Waldo EMERSON
Publisher: Editions Allia
ISBN: 284485933X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 96
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Dans La Nature, sa première œuvre, Emerson expose avec lyrisme les principes philosophiques qui dirigeront toute son œuvre : la cohérence intime de l’univers, la plénitude et l’harmonie de l’esprit individuel, la correspondance symbolique entre lois naturelles et lois morales.

Operating an independent school

a guide for school leaders
Author: Agnes Gilman Case
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781578864720
Category: Education
Page: 269
View: 7380
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"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.

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.

Careers in nonprofits & government agencies


Author: WetFeet (Firm),Wetfeet
Publisher: Wetfeet.Com
ISBN: 9781582075365
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 129
View: 9019
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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.

Tout ton portrait


Author: Isabel Wolff
Publisher: JC Lattès
ISBN: 2709640295
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8964
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« Je sais que tu vas l’adorer, Ella. » Ella Graham est portraitiste. Grâce à ses œuvres lumineuses et émouvantes, elle connaît un début de célébrité. Mais quand sa sœur cadette, Chloé, lui demande de peindre le portrait de son fiancé, Nate, Ella est consternée. Elle déteste Nate et se méfie de lui. Pourtant, au fil de leurs séances de pose, Ella comprend qu’il ne faut pas se fier aux apparences. En parallèle, Ella recueille les confidences de ses autres modèles : une veuve âgée qui porte un lourd secret depuis la guerre, une belle Française qui redoute son quarantième anniversaire et un homme politique séduisant qui a une confession à faire. C’est alors qu’un message totalement inattendu parvient à Ella : celui de son père, John, qui n’a pas donné de nouvelles depuis près de trente ans. Tandis que Chloé organise le mariage de ses rêves, Ella est face à un dilemme. Soit déchirer sa famille en révélant son secret ; soit laisser ce mariage la déchirer... Traduit de l’anglais par Denyse Beaulieu

Nouveau Discours du récit


Author: Gérard Genette
Publisher: Le Seuil
ISBN: 2021228282
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 118
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Depuis la publication, en 1972, de Figures III, l'étude des structures et techniques narratives s'est largement développée dans le monde entier sur la base de ce que Gérard Genette avait proposé comme "discours du récit". Après dix ans de réflexion, l'auteur revient ici sur ses traces, proposant à la fois une relecture critique de son essai de méthode, et le bilan d'une décade de recherches en narratologie - en particulier sur le terrain crucial des rapports entre choix de mode ("point de vue") et de voix ("personne"), qui déterminent l'essentiel d'une situation narrative. Bien au-delà du modèle initial demandé à La Recherche du temps perdu, il ouvre l'enquête à tous les possibles du récit passé, présent et à venir, convaincu avec Borges que tout livre concevable, voire inconcevable, doit se trouver sur quelque rayon inconnu de l'infini littéraire. "Que vaudrait la théorie, demande-t-il, si elle ne servait aussi à inventer la pratique?" De sorte que ce Nouveau discours du récit est aussi un discours en attente de nouveaux récits : "Les critiques n'ont fait jusqu'ici qu'interpréter la littérature, il s'agit maintenant de la transformer".