About the Author(s)
Richard Hoefer, PhD, MA, MSSW, is Roy E. Dulak Professor for Community Practice Research at the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Social Work. Dr. Hoefer is the author, co-author, and editor of seven books, founding and current editor of The Journal of Policy Practice, and author of more than 70 journal articles, book chapters, and other academic products on topics of nonprofit management, social policy, and research methods.
"This is an outstanding book. The author covers the key major points in grantwriting. I truly wish I had had the advantage of such a comprehensive guide earlier in my career, but I find it useful even now. It is really more important today because the ration of grantwriting success has become much more stringent than it has been in years past, and may become more stringent still. This higher 'failure' rate means that the ROI on each submission has declined, which in turn means more grants need to be submitted, which means that the cost of lost opportunities in other work is higher. This book will surely increase the success potential of your proposals."
-- John Tropman, PhD, MA, Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan; Vice President, Network of Social Work Managers
"Fundraising is job one for anyone involved in the nonprofit sector. Without money, nothing happens. Grant funding is an important part of this effort and one that is often both competitive and fraught with misconceptions. Fortunately, Richard Hoefer's new book, Funded! provides a clear and easy-to-follow path to grant seeking success. The book takes the reader through the process from grant planning and research to proposal writing and finally to submission and management. It is full of great advice, and will be a real help to novice grant professionals while providing experienced hands with new tools and ideas to make their work easier and more successful. In addition, illustrations, exercises, and diagrams make this book a terrific tool for graduate and undergraduate
courses in fundraising and grantwriting."
-- John G. McNutt, PhD, MSW, Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware
"Richard Hoefer knows whereof he speaks when he speaks about grantwriting. This book covers how to get started and moves on through where to look for sources, how to include evidence-based programs and approaches in one's proposals, through logic models. It concludes with program evaluation, implementation, budgeting, and a very useful discussion of agency capacity and capabilities."
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