Grantwriting Beyond the Basics

A few years ago I wrote three books in a series called “Grantwriting Beyond the Basics.” The idea behind them was that there were several good “how to write grants” books for beginners (see Recommended Books) but nothing for the experienced grantwriter who wanted to expand their skills. I picked three areas where many grantwriters lack experience — strategy, finances and evaluation. Books 2 and 3 are useful to all nonprofit professionals, not just grantwriters. All of the books have been used as textbooks in various universities.

The books were originally published by Portland State University Continuing Education Press, which was closed in March, 2009. We were selling directly but have run out of two titles. We have a new publisher, Charity Channel Press, and will be releasing new, updated editions over the next year. The first book, Strategic Grantsmanship, was published in September, 2015 and is available below. The second, Understanding Nonprofit Finances, is being updated and reformatted and is expected to be published in late Spring of 2016.


2d-for-the-webStrategic Grantseeking is the first of the new editions from Charity Channel Press. It includes sections on grantwriting trends, grants strategy and grant management. Note: This is an update of Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work, completely revised and with new material.




Understanding Nonprofit Finances takes on issues that many grantwriters would rather avoid: reading financial statements, developing budgets, protecting your tax exempt status, understanding the IRS Form 990, etc.
Out of Stock. New edition 2016.




Successful Program Evaluation covers how to choose evaluation methods, when to use an outside evaluator, and topics including benchmarks, best practices vs. evidence based practices, Institutional Review Boards and logic models.
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