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The Resource Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising, Cheryl A. Clarke ; foreword by Frances N. Phillips

Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising, Cheryl A. Clarke ; foreword by Frances N. Phillips

Label
Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising
Title
Storytelling for grantseekers
Title remainder
a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl A. Clarke ; foreword by Frances N. Phillips
Title variation
Storytelling for grant seekers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 guide contains the resources needed to help craft a 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
658.15/224
Index
index present
LC call number
HV41.2
LC item number
.C53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising, Cheryl A. Clarke ; foreword by Frances N. Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why storytelling? -- First steps: Getting ready for grantseeking -- Research and relationships: Finding and cultivating your audience -- The short story: Writing letters of inquiry -- The proposal narrative: Introducing the characters and the place -- The need or problem: Building tension and conflict into your story -- Goals, objectives, and methods: Making changes by addressing the problem -- Evaluation and future funding: Writing the epilogue and planning for a sequel -- The budget: Translating your story from words to numbers -- The summary, titles, and headings: Preparing your marketing copy -- Packaging: Publishing your proposal story -- Site visits and beyond: Interacting with funders -- Beyond grants: Applying the storytelling method -- Appendix: The final manuscript: Two letter proposal samples
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780470381229
Lccn
2008034933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn234432229
Label
Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising, Cheryl A. Clarke ; foreword by Frances N. Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why storytelling? -- First steps: Getting ready for grantseeking -- Research and relationships: Finding and cultivating your audience -- The short story: Writing letters of inquiry -- The proposal narrative: Introducing the characters and the place -- The need or problem: Building tension and conflict into your story -- Goals, objectives, and methods: Making changes by addressing the problem -- Evaluation and future funding: Writing the epilogue and planning for a sequel -- The budget: Translating your story from words to numbers -- The summary, titles, and headings: Preparing your marketing copy -- Packaging: Publishing your proposal story -- Site visits and beyond: Interacting with funders -- Beyond grants: Applying the storytelling method -- Appendix: The final manuscript: Two letter proposal samples
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780470381229
Lccn
2008034933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn234432229

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