Higher Education

90 Days to Success in Grant Writing, 1st Edition

  • Tim Kachinske
  • Judith Kachinske
  • ISBN-10: 1435454863  |  ISBN-13: 9781435454866
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $15.00



With ever-increasing competition among organizations for donor dollars, developing fundraising skills is the key to survival and success in today's not-for-profit environment. "90 Days to Success in Grant Writing" is designed to guide novice grant proposal writers step by step through the basic skills, techniques, and thought processes of a highly successful grant writer. Discover the research and cultivation strategies that lay the groundwork for successful grant applications. Follow the processes of outlining, writing, submitting, and reporting on a variety of typical grant proposals. "90 Days to Success in Grant Writing" provides an informative and entertaining read while presenting tools, resources, examples, and thought-provoking concepts in a manner that new grant writers can implement right away to ensure success on the job.

Features and Benefits

  • Shares the experiences, techniques, and thought processes of a highly successful grant writer.
  • Developing grant writing skills and demonstrating successful proposals are essential for survival and success in today’s not-for-profit sector.
  • Takes readers beyond grant writing theory by relating important principles to on-the-job situations with sample proposals, interviews with seasoned grant writers, and real work scenarios.
  • Real world, fact-based approach based on the most current grantsmanship techniques in the highly competitive not-for-profit sector.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started as a Grant Writer.
2. Determining Your Needs for Grant Support.
3. Prospect Research for Grant Support.
4. Cultivating Sources of Support.
5. Organizing and Composing a Proposal.
6. Writing Queries, Short Proposals, and Cover Letters.
7. Writing Educational Program Proposals.
8. Writing Endowment Proposals.
9. Writing Project Proposals.
10. Writing Concept Papers.
11. Grant Proposals for Individuals.
12. Federal Grants.
13. Tracking Proposals and Writing Reports.
14. Grant Proposal Tracking Software.
15. Resources for Grant Writers.
16. Help with Writing Skills.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tim Kachinske

Timothy Kachinske has extensive experience in grant writing. Over a period of 17 years he served as a development officer and grant writer at a number of educational institutions and nonprofit organizations, including a liberal arts college (Ripon College), a research university (The Catholic University of America), an international science organization (American Institute of Physics), an overseas American college (American University in Bulgaria), a social services delivery agency (Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute) and an independent school (St. Albans School). Currently Tim continues development work as a consultant designing contact, grants management, fundraising, and member management database systems for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. He specializes in using applications designed for sales and marketing and adapting this technology effectively in the nonprofit world. Tim holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota. He is a veteran of the US Army with 16 months overseas duty. Tim is a Microsoft Certified Professional with core competencies in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint.

Judith Kachinske

Judith Kachinske has 10 years of experience in grant writing and grants management. She currently serves as an Assistant Instructional Supervisor of Grants and Monitoring for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland. Judith has a B.A. in English from Macalester College and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).