I wholeheartedly agree that in order for the grant process to work, the whole nonprofit board must be totally committed. This book is exemplary. It’s a quick and insightful read that I have added to my agency’s strategic planning reference guide. -Editorial Review
Read this book if you are:
- interested in learning more about securing grants to support your business (nonprofit or for-profit), or
- interested in hiring a grant professional, or
- leading a nonprofit or for-profit business, or
- interested in achieving individual and/or organizational goals with grants.
Getting your business, idea, or product funded is a rigorous endeavor that requires a good deal of planning, research, and collaboration.
Grants are but one of many ways to pursue and secure funding for short, medium, and/or long term support.
There are many approaches to successful grant writing.
This book provides step-by-step guidance by introducing a cross-functional and top-down approach to grant writing decision-making incorporating the following components:
1) Project Management,
(2) Staging the Entity or Readying the Organization,
(3) Digital Inclusion,
(4) Collaboration, and
“Very accessible and I love the font size! Very easy read. Love the chapter on digital inclusion/digital divide,and its necessity to schools. Great insights on grant writing components, risk appetite and risk tolerance levels. Very resourceful read.” — Juanita Cummings
“I wholeheartedly agree that in order for the grant process to work, the whole nonprofit board must be totally committed. This book is exemplary. It’s a quick and insightful read that I have added to my agency’s strategic planning reference guide.” — La Don Chambers
“Excellent Job. Succinct and narratively presented that allowed me to visualize the content! Grant writers on the FP & NP sides can benefit.” — Dr. Ronald Washington
“This book is a #1 Best Seller. It reveals money making secrets through lessons learned. My team has this book and frequently use it as reference so that we can avoid making the mistakes detailed in the book. Everyone should read this book!” — Coach Tilla
“The only grant writing book that explains modern and futuristic applications of the Project Management lexicon. A must read.” — Ana Cardenas
“What other grant writing book discusses digital inclusion and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum?” — Simon Resom
“This is a must read book by one of the best nonprofit thought leaders in United States!”
— Tiffany Jones-Smith
About the Author
Mrs. La Juana (LJ) Chambers Lawson MPA, PMP, LSSGB, as seen in the O, The Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Voyage Dallas, is the Owner, CIO, and Principal Consultant of Tacit Growth (TGS) Strategies LLC, a IT project management firm best known for its international business development consulting. LJ prides herself on being a family-oriented educator, mentor, and perpetual learner.
Follow La Juana Chambers Lawson on her website: https://growthistacit.com
Excerpts from A Project Manager’s Guide to Grant Writing
To best understand how a grant is performing according to requirements, grantors typically seek to evaluate the environment in which the grant is operating.
Understanding evidence-based and/or industry best practices and documented lessons learned as it relates to your grant, or another grant that is similar, begins with thorough review and scrutiny of regularly published and updated rules and regulations.
Grant writing professionals are generally regarded as first-line technical assistance providers in preparing for audits, both internal and external, because of (a) their first-hand knowledge of the grant, i.e., its scope or performance of work, budget, management plan, deliverable schedule, etc. and (b) their stewardship of internal and external auditing controls, protocols, and procedures, i.e., grant administrative handbook(s), financial accounting protocols, procurement processes, grant administration, standard operating procedures, etc.
Grant projects are not ordinary; they are vehicles of innovation and continuous improvement initiatives not usually governed by the line organization.
Digital inclusion is required for professional grant writing teams to be successful. As aforelisted, grant writing teams require a great deal of computing power and accessibility.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted business as usual and has forced the world to contend with the tenable reality that recovery and survival, domestic and abroad, must be digitally inclusive.
Collaboration on grant-writing should always include a good look at existing public-private-partnerships.