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Author and grant-writing expert Valerie J. Mann has successfully won close to $95 million for her clients. Now she’s written a book for US organizations that don’t have the expertise to learn what’s available or the additional funds to hire a professional to prepare their grant applications. She makes grant writing an understandable, straightforward process, as she covers the initial search for funding, how to back up the claims in your proposal and even what you can learn from rejection. She includes a glossary of common terms, a sample grant proposal and other useful information. Mann delves into the specific details of several different kinds of grants, particularly for law enforcement, although she does not spend much time discussing grants for individuals or the arts. Will this book make you an expert? Well, that takes experience, but getAbstract finds that this helpful manual will initiate beginners and set any grant seeker on a productive path.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Where to look for a grant for your project,
  • How to make your project proposal more “fundable,”
  • How to organize your grant preparation and
  • What components make up a typical grant application.

About the Author

Valerie J. Mann, who has more than 30 years of grant-writing experience, is president of Mann and Mann Grant Solutions. She gives grant-seeking workshops and seminars.



Grant Basics
Grant funding unfolds in a logical order: a nonprofit’s leaders identify a need, design a project and seek a funder whose mission makes it a good match for the project. In the quest for funding, good grant writing is important, but it doesn’t make up for shortfalls in a poorly...

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