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Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)
  • Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)

Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)

Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 03/11/2005
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This succinct text provides an accessible, step-by-step guide for small museums and historic organizations to help assess their readiness for the often laborious grant-application process. It includes seven real-life examples of institutions that have successfully achieved grant-readiness. An invaluable resource to museums, cultural institutions, and students studying history or non-profit work.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759106505
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 235 x 172 x 19 mm

Sarah Brophy is a consummate professional with a proven track record. The Sandwich Glass Museum would not have built their new facilities without the $440,000 NEH grant she authored. It is quite generous of her to share her accumulated knowledge with so many-a quality that makes her not only a great author but a successful grants writer as well. Her personal style and good humor are reflected in her writing. I enjoyed phrases like 'Do lunch!' and 'Elevator Speech.' It is typical of her writing style that makes both this book and her grants such a success. -- Bruce Courson, director, Sandwich Glass Museum
Thanks to Sarah Brophy for writing a lucid, thoughtful, and highly accessible book. Is Your Museum Grant Ready? is an information-packed action manual that brims with solid advice and valuable case studies. Any museum professional who plunges into the daunting waters of grant-seeking without reading it does so at his or her own peril. -- Joseph Barbato, co-author, Writing for A Good Cause
This book is not just one more guide to grantwriting. It is a handbook for the whole organization to guide it through the process of raising its planning, performance, and systems to a new level: one that will support a strong case for philanthropic support. If your organization has a list of good projects that are struggling with inadequate funding, this book will be an invaluable guide and tool. Sarah Brophy can't do the work for you, but she certainly provides clear and smart guidance along the way. -- Laura B. Roberts, Roberts Consulting
If your organization does not yet have a successful grant program, this is a must read book for directors and trustees. It illuminates why foundations give, what they expect from their investment in non-profit organizations, and how they build relationships with institutions. Brophy clearly articulates the steps it takes to get to the point where you can write a successful grant application and backs up her findings with specific case studies from museums across the United States and abroad. I recommend this book not only to museums but to any non-profit (cultural, educational, or social service) that needs to grow to the next level of professionalism in program design and grant writing. -- Mara Williams Partner, Arts Bridge LLC, Vermont and New York, Partner, Arts Bridge LLC, Vermont and New York City, formerly, Director, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (1989 - 98)
An engaging and practical guide worth the attention of any nonprofit professional pursuing foundation grants....Brophy has written a concise but comprehensive resource for novice or seasoned grant writers from all types of nonprofti organizations whose aim is to get foundation support. Moreover, it is among the most engaging and readable professional texts I have happened upon in a long while. I can heartily recommend that Is Your Muesum Grant Ready? should find a spot on the bookshelves of grant writers and proposal developers. * CharityChannel, October 2008 *

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