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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.

1. 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

2. 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. From writing compelling applications to properly adhering to strict guidelines and parameters, it takes the intimidation out of the process and shows you how to increase your ability to get a piece of the billion-dollar pie for your non-profit or for-profit organization. You’ll even have access to sample applications, letters, and budgets…
Author(s): Beverly A. Browning

3. 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. It provokes you to ask the right questions, hand-holds you through practical exercises, and offers a map that includes paths to develop strategic relationships with funders.” — , Nonprofit Roundtable “Winning Grants Step by Step is a very practical A-to-Z resource that speaks to the importance of staying focused on your mission every step of the way. The third edition is artfully updated with words of wisdom from grantmakers themselves, as well as updates on the latest processes and buzzwords all grantseekers need to know.” — , Maryland…
Author(s): Tori O’Neal-McElrath

4. 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. Professional grant writer Nancy Burke Smith and philanthropy consultant and grant maker E. Gabriel Works unveil the secrets behind how to find and successfully apply for…
Author(s): Nancy Smith, E. Works

5. 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

6. 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. Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals has long been the go-to resource for individuals and organizations looking for a clear, easy-to-follow approach to tackling the grant-writing process and winning funds. Now, in this revised Fifth Edition, changes and developments in the not-for-profit sector are integrated into the time-tested grant-writing formula that has proven effective time and again. New…
Author(s): Tori O’Neal-McElrath , Lynn Kanter, et al.

7. 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. Acting as a virtual mentor, this book provides systematic guidance for every step of the NIH application process, including the administrative details, developing and managing collaborative relationships, budgeting, and building a research team. Helpful hints along the way provide tips from…
Author(s): William Gerin, Kapelewski Kinkade, Christine, et al.

8. 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

9. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 A Practical 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. Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy to digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising for nonprofits, including:…
Author(s): Darian Rodriguez Rodriguez Heyman

10. 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. The book is targeted at both professional and aspiring writers, performers, and visual artists who need concrete information about how to write winning…
Author(s): Gigi Rosenberg

11. 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. With hundreds of ready-to-use “Perfect Phrases,” you’ll quickly know the right words to use for the three major sections of every successful grant proposal: How to introduce yourself, your program, and your achievements How to describe your goals-and what funding will accomplish What you should include as your supporting documents With this comprehensive, user-friendly…
Author(s): Beverly Browning

12. 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

13. 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. I have not seen another book that is this comprehensive and user-friendly.” Score: 92, 4 Stars.– , PhD, RN, CNE in This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an…
Author(s): Gitlin PhD, Laura N., Lyons PhD, Kevin J.

14. 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. Ellen Karsh, a writer and former director of the Mayor’s Office of Grants Administration, in New York, and Arlen Sue Fox, associate executive director for development at Sunnyside Community Services, also in New York, significantly update this edition from 2005 by including interviews with grant makers about how the current economic crisis is affecting their giving and how grant seekers can improve their chances of garnering support. The…
Author(s): Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox

15. 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. Carr shares her best practices for planning, writing, and winning research grants based on her own experience submitting more than 300 grant proposals and securing millions of dollars in awards. Insightful, innovative, and informative, the book goes beyond coverage of standard grant writing to specifically address the issues faced by the higher education community, including the university bureaucracy and how to navigate it. The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing covers everything from budgets to submissions and federal to…
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 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 Grant Writing and Funding Coach: Target and Acquire the Funds You Need

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

Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Author(s): Ellen W. Gorsevski
Publisher: SensePublishers, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1470154

Perfect English Grammar: The Indispensable Guide to Excellent Writing and Speaking

Author(s): Grant Barrett
Publisher: Zephyros Press, Year: 2016, Size: 637 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1614835

Better Physician Writing and Speaking Skills: Improving Communication, Grant Writing and Chances for Publication

Author(s): John Gartland, Mithilesh Lal
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1628391

The American Patriot's Handbook: The Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Grant, George
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc, Year: 2015, Size: 904 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2072467

A Practical Guide to Writing a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Grant

Author(s): Andrew D. Hollenbach (Auth.)
Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2014, Size: 918 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1148454

Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

Author(s): Lisa Chasan-Taber
Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1197885

Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application

Author(s): Otto O Yang
Publisher: , Year: 2014, Size: 418 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2067164

On the Writing of the New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday

Author(s): Stanley E. Porter, Eckhard J. Schnabel
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 918334

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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