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Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals

Author: Francis K. O. Yuen,Kenneth L. Terao,Anna Marie Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470564431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9094

A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability. The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice. In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice. This timely reference incorporates a strengths perspective, providing: An inside look at the grant writing and evaluation processes, with insights from experienced grant writers, agency administrators, foundation program managers, and grant reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sources This grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, result-oriented, and client-centered perspective. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes.

Successful Grant Writing

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition

Author: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD,Kevin J. Lyons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826132741

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 8664

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 enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including community-based participatory research, mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, and dissertation and , mentorship proposals. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing. Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-by-step process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers. New to the Fourth Edition: Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing Includes chapter opener objectives Expands section on post-award requirements Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions

Guide to Effective Grant Writing

How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application

Author: Otto O Yang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461415810

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 6206

Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant, 2nd edition is a fully updated follow-up to the popular original. It is written to help the 100,000+ post-graduate students and professionals who need to write effective proposals for grants. There is little or no formal teaching about the process of writing grants for NIH, and many grant applications are rejected due to poor writing and weak formulation of ideas. Procuring grant funding is the central key to survival for any academic researcher in the biological sciences; thus, being able to write a proposal that effectively illustrates one's ideas is essential. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this volume offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. Included are a number of specimen proposals to help shed light on the important issues surrounding the writing of proposals. The Guide is a clear, straight-forward, and reader-friendly tool. Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Writing is based on Dr. Yang's extensive experience serving on NIH grant review panels; it covers the common mistakes and problems he routinely witnesses while reviewing grants.

Practical Grant Writing and Program Evaluation

Author: Francis K. O. Yuen,Kenneth L. Terao

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534545086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 4707

Provides practical knowledge and skills for effective program planners and evaluators of human service programs.

The Individual’s Guide to Grants

Author: Judith B. Margolin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468445200

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 7803

This book is a work of conscience. It is the product of a long-standing feeling of obligation on my part to write something useful for a special group of people to which you probably belong-individuals who seek grants. In my years as Director of the New York library of The Foundation Center, * each and every day I encountered numbers of individuals look ing for grant money. Although I tried to be as supportive as possible, in the face of the particular problems shared by this group of library users, my own reaction was one of relative helplessness. Simply stated, most of the fund-raising guides, printed directories, and computer files purport edly created to serve the fund-raising public are of little or no use to individuals who seek funding on their own. These resources are directed *The Foundation Center is the independent, nonprofit organization established by foun dations to provide information for the grant-seeking public. vii viii I PREFACE toward the nonprofit, tax-exempt agency, which is the most common recipient of foundation, corporate, and government largess. They are not designed to respond to the special requirements of the individual grant seeker. In the applicant eligibility index, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance defines individuals as "homeowners, students, farmers, artists, scientists, consumers, small-business persons, minors, refugees, aliens, veterans, senior citizens, low-income persons, health and educational professionals, builders, contractors, developers, handicapped persons, the physically afflicted." In short, practically everyone qualifies.

Promoting Human Wellness

New Frontiers for Research, Practice, and Policy

Author: Margaret Schneider Jamner,Daniel Stokols

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226081

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 737

View: 7920

"This very important work calls for research and policy-making that is proactive, multi-level, multi-method, and interdisciplinary--not disease-driven. It synthesizes perspectives on wellness that have the potential to produce a paradigm shift in research and policy planning, implementation, and evaluation." -- Lene Levy-Storms, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Medicine/Geriatrics "[This book] helps broaden the field of inquiry and legitimates the social and political perspectives in health care research and planning." --Ellen R. Shaffer, University of California, San Francisco, Program in Medical Ethics

Culturally Competent Practice: A Framework for Understanding

Author: Doman Lum

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133009182

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 1842

CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING DIVERSE GROUPS & JUSTICE ISSUES continues its strong tradition of presenting a model for understanding, measuring, and evaluating cultural competence. Author Doman Lum explains how clients and workers can become culturally competent and proficient by working through culturally based problems together. This innovative text emphasizes cultural competence as a dialogical process. It challenges students and professors to continue the conversation to achieve greater mutual understanding and social justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Grant Writing and Fundraising Tool Kit for Human Services

Author: Jill C. Dustin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205088690

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 8462

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Provides the tools for developing successful grant writing skills and fundraising plans. Grant Writing and Fundraising Tool Kit for Human Services is a user-friendly text that will motivate even the most apprehensive student in learning to develop and implement a funding plan. Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Develop and implement successful fundraising campaigns Create and employ a wide variety of effective marketing activities Implement, manage, and close a funded project Apply ethical standards to developing, implementing, and evaluating fundraising activities Understand innovative ways to recruit and motivate members of a fundraising team 0205222978 / 9780205222971 Grant Writing and Fundraising Tool Kit for Human Services Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0205088694 / 9780205088690 Grant Writing and Fundraising Tool Kit for Human Services 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits

Building Capacity and Sustainability

Author: Woods Bowman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118114000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9844

A complete guide to the financial requirements a nonprofit organization must follow to indefinitely maintain the volume and quality of their services An organization may have plenty of capacity in the long run, but in the short run, donor restrictions and limited financing options are constraining. Here-and-now liquid assets are the only resources available. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and Sustainability shows how to measure a nonprofit organization's financial capacity in different time frames and how to measure its ability to sustain capacity in each case. Explains how nonprofits differ from businesses and how they promote values-centered management Reveals how to improve financial capacity and sustainability Written by a nonprofit scholar Filled with real-world case studies and actionable advice relating financial health to financial capacity and sustainability, this book is essential reading for every nonprofit professional.

Handbook of Oncology Social Work

Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer

Author: Grace Christ,Carolyn Messner,Lynn Behar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199941939

Category: Social Science

Page: 840

View: 8286

The development of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People With Cancer provides a repository of the scope of oncology social workers' clinical practice, education, research, policy and program leadership in the psychosocial care of people with cancer and their families. It focuses on the unique synergy of social work perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills with the psychosocial needs of cancer patients, their families, and the health care systems in which they are treated. It addresses both the science and art of psychosocial care and identifies the increasing specialization of oncology social work related to its unique knowledge base, skills, role, and the progressive complexity of psychosocial challenges for patients with cancer. This Handbook equips the reader with all that we know today in oncology social work about patient and family centered care, distress screening, genetics, survivorship, care coordination, sociocultural and economic diversity, legal and ethical matters, clinical work with adults living with cancer, cancer across the lifespan, their caregivers and families, pediatrics, loss and grief, professional career development, leadership, and innovation. Our hope is that in reading this Handbook you will identify new areas where each of you can leave your mark as innovators and change agents in our evolving field of practice.

Local Economic Development and the Environment

Finding Common Ground

Author: Susan M. Opp,Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482209659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 4993

A clear and practical examination of complex issues, Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground provides a broad, academic look at the intersection of two important areas for local administrators. In addition to managing development in a strained economic climate, most administrators are also expected to be stewards of the environment. However, economic conditions often leave them with limited options for pursuing economic development and, at the same time, being environmentally mindful. Many find themselves without a clear understanding of the concepts, tools, and best practices available to accomplish this herculean task. Translating complex environmental and economic concepts into easily applicable practices, the book: Gives practitioners the information they need to communicate with consultants, constituents, and officials, and to avoid ideological obstacles Compares regulatory differences between states and other geographical differences Includes examples from across the country to highlight variations in environmental regulations and laws Provides technical, legal, and political insights into the process of pursuing local economic development projects that incorporate protection and awareness Contains case studies that demonstrate the concepts in action, allowing readers to fully grasp the complexities associated with sustainable economic development Discusses how local administrators can balance the economic and environmental needs of the future Bridging the gap between policy-making intention and outcome, this book connects readers with a larger body of research that not only underpins practical applications but also helps them avoid legal, technical, and political obstacles. It provides an arsenal of best practices and everyday, easy-to-use strategies for optimizing the difficult balance between economic development and environmental protection.

Proposal Writing

Effective Grantsmanship for Funding

Author: Soraya M. Coley,Cynthia A. Scheinberg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483376451

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 9461

The updated Fifth Edition of the best-selling Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship for Funding offers a fresh, robust presentation of the basics of program design and proposal writing for community services funding. Authors Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia A. Scheinberg help readers develop the knowledge they need to understand community agencies, identify and describe community needs, identify funding sources, develop a viable program evaluation, prepare a simple line-item budget, and write a compelling need statement. The jargon-free, step-by-step presentation makes the book as useful to students in the university classroom as to first-time grant writers in the nonprofit setting.

Writing Grant Proposals That Win

Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449675786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 3783

Writing Grant Proposals That Win, Fourth Edition offers step-by-step instructions and clear examples of how to write winning grant proposals. It offers practical guidance on how to: ? Express the need for the project. ? Describe objectives and activities. ? Outline an evaluation plan. ? Create a workable project budget. The Fourth Edition is a thorough update with all new charts, graphs, tables, and figures; as well as new examples and coverage of current topics. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how reviewers function and what they are looking for in proposal sections, in addition to what is needed to maximize every aspect of the proposal. The text is loaded with useful tips that will enable your students to hit the ground running, including how to assess a program announcement and ensure each requirement is addressed; condense your entire proposal into a brief but compelling abstract; determine what appendices to include (and in what form) for maximum impact; adequately describe project dissemination and continuation plans; use technology -- including desktop publishing, graphics, color, and spreadsheets for budget development -- to enhance your proposals; and structure your proposal to increase your chance of winning.

Program Development in the 21st Century

An Evidence-Based Approach to Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Author: Nancy G. Calley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412974496

Category: Education

Page: 544

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This is is a core text for courses across mental health service disciplines, including counselling, social work, psychology, public health, and nursing. It was developed by the author for her course in counseling services and administration as a response to her frustration for a comprehensive book that takes students through all the necessary components involved in developing a mental health community program (such as reducing teen pregnancy, increasing access for minorities, health promotion and prevention). This book is unique in its coverage of all the main areas required to plan and implement a community program, but it goes a step further by including important information on sustaining the program, budgeting, funding, community resource development, and fully implementing the program. In addition, the author has developed a number of tools that aid the student in developing a community program (usually a required class project) including exercises to help with needs assessment and planning, as well as exercises and quizzes, which will be included in a cd with the book. The book presents the author's 13-step model that guides a student through the entire process of planning and developing a mental health community program.

Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals

Author: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD,Kevin J. Lyons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826100902

Category: Reference

Page: 348

View: 4531

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Carper’s Understanding the Law

Author: John McKinsey,Debra Burke

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285428420

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 3339

Learn the basics of business law and what it means to you with UNDERSTANDING THE LAW, Seventh Edition. This popular text discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual, highlighting the personal law issues that confront people in their everyday lives. UNDERSTANDING THE LAW uses engaging hypothetical and real examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire lively discussion with your peers. This edition incorporates new coverage of ethical issues and the law. These ethical and moral issues are covered in boxed readings as well as throughout each chapter. This edition continues to incorporate coverage of international and comparative law throughout to give you essential knowledge for today’s global marketplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need

Author: Ellen Karsh,Arlen Sue Fox

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465058922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 1233

"This book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for grant writers, demystifying the process while offering indispensable advice from funders and grant recipients. This new, 4th edition offers a comprehensive look at the entire grants process as it stands in today's unsettled economy, plus the latest trends. "--

The Handbook of Community Practice

Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289972

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

View: 4040

The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 6323

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Interviewing and Investigating

Essential Skills for the Legal Professional

Author: Stephen P. Parsons

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873469

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 5794

Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E reflects a thorough and practical approach, for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.

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