Learn how to identify and cultivate the most receptive foundation funders with Foundation Fundamentals. With a focus on the latest online tools, the eighth edition provides beginners with a thorough overview of the funding research process. Foundation Fundamentals, often used as a course book in academic programs on the nonprofit sector, also includes concise historical background and current trends in the world of foundations. And it clearly answers the question, "what is a foundation?"
The eighth edition shows how to:
This edition includes a chapter focused on the funding research needs of individual grantseekers.
- Use key databases and directories to create your prospect list
- Formulate effective and efficient strategies for your research process
- Mine the web to locate the best information on potential funders
- Develop a tailor-made approach to funders by designing a competitive proposal
Throughout, you'll find references to web sites of interest to grantseekers and grantmakers, as well as to members of the nonprofit and academic communities. The expanded bibliography includes new books and fundraising resources and provides brief descriptions of the most useful web sites. Fully revised with 60 updated charts and worksheets, the eighth edition of Foundation Fundamentals is an essential guide for both nonprofit and individual grantseekers.