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Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate Collection

There are countless Grant Writing courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need (2014)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionWritten by two expert authors who have won millions of dollars in government and foundation grants, this is the essential book on securing grants. It provides comprehensive, step-by-step guide for grant writers, including vital up-to-the minute interviews with grant-makers, policy makers, and nonprofit leaders. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking grants in today’s difficult economic climate.The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need includes:
Author(s): Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox

Grant Writing For Dummies 6e (2016)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThough hundreds of thousands of grant opportunities exist, finding the right one can be a challenge. Grant Writing For Dummies, 6th Edition offers expert guidance for locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning a grant.
Author(s): Beverly A. Browning

Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals (2013)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionWinning Grants Step by Step “Warning: this book works.
Author(s): Tori O’Neal-McElrath

The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional (2012)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionGet the Funding You Need!Grant writing is an intricate process, and any bits of misinformation or formatting errors can be the deciding factors when it comes to allotting money. The Complete Book of Grant Writing is a must-have reference if you’re seeking funding through grants-government grants, foundation grants, specialty grants, taking a grant writing class or course, and more.
Author(s): Nancy Smith, E. Works

Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals (2016)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe latest edition of the national best-selling textbook on grant writing. This book has been the go-to resource for grant writers for forty-five years. Getting Funded guides you step-by-step through the grant seeking process, so you can succeed in today’s highly competitive funding environment.
Author(s): Susan Howlett

Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals (The Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Guidebook Series) (2019)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom small startups to established national organizations, nonprofits large and small depend on grant funding to survive and thrive.
Author(s): Tori O’Neal-McElrath , Lynn Kanter, et al.

Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-by-Step Guide (2017)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionAuthors William Gerin, Christine Kapelewski, and Niki L. Page are here to help you secure NIH funding for your research!   Writing the NIH Grant Proposal, Third Edition offers hands-on advice that simplifies, demystifies, and takes the fear out of writing a federal grant application.
Author(s): William Gerin, Kapelewski Kinkade, Christine, et al.

How to Write a Grant Proposal (2003)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionStep-by-step guidance on how to write effective grants that get the funding you need. Complete with examples of fully-completed proposals, you’ll also get an easy-to-use companion website containing guide sheets and templates that can be easily downloaded, customized, and printed. The authors provide examples of completed proposals and numerous case studies to demonstrate how the grant-seeking process typically works. Order your copy today!
Author(s): Cheryl Carter New, James Aaron Quick

Nonprofit Guide With Easy to Implement Ideas & Tips from Industry Experts (2016)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionBased on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause.
Author(s): Darian Rodriguez Rodriguez Heyman

The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing: How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist (2010)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists.
Author(s): Gigi Rosenberg

Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals (Perfect Phrases Series) (2007)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThese days, it’s not enough to work for a good cause or worthy organization. If you want to receive funding from a corporation, community, foundation, or government institution, it all comes down to one thing: your proposal.
Author(s): Beverly Browning

Good to Great Grant Writing: Secrets to Success (2019)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionChristopher M. Clark, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University "Good to Great Grant Writing is a very quick read and highly recommended for grant writers, authors submitting book proposals, job seekers writing cover letters, freelancers needing better time management skills and anyone who writes for a living." —
Author(s): Cwikla PhD, Julie

Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals (Gitlin, Successful Grant Writing) (2013)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book is easy to read and understand. It is a great resource for individuals wishing to write grants.
Author(s): Gitlin PhD, Laura N., Lyons PhD, Kevin J.

The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need (Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers &) (2009)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book is designed to help nonprofit organizations craft proposals for grants from foundations, companies, and government agencies.
Author(s): Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing (2014)

 Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn this practical, accessible guide for students, faculty, and other university personnel, author Cynthia E.
Author(s): Cynthia E. Carr

Best Grant Writing Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some grant writing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need

Author(s): Ellen Karsh
ID: 2564967, Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The Grant Writing and Funding Coach: Target and Acquire the Funds You Need

Author(s): Deborah Griffiths
ID: 2242086, Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

American Patriot's Handbook: the Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation

Author(s): Grant, George
ID: 2610459, Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc, Year: 2016;2015, Size: 904 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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