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Grantsmanship Techniques : Video Titles


This bibliography lists books, magazine articles, videos, and electronic resources available in the Michigan State University library collections. It is intended as a starting point for those who are interested in learning more about foundations, fundraising, proposal writing, philanthropy and philanthropists, corporate philanthropy, international philanthropy, government funding, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit organization administration, planned giving, prospect research, and voluntarism.

Many of these resources are available in other libraries around the country. If they are not available in your library, ask about interlibrary loan services.


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Academic Fundraising: Electronic Titles Only
Fundraising for Educators: Electronic Titles Only
Nonprofit Fundraising: Electronic Titles Only
Video Titles Only


If you are only interested in video resources, here's a short list. All video titles are kept in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office. If you want to view them individually, call Jon Harrison at (517) 432-6123, ext. 123 to schedule an appointment. Note: As of 2004, some of these titles are being cataloged and moved to the VVL/DMC.

ALL ABOUT GRANTS. Rosemary Agonito. Syracuse, N.Y. : New Futures Enterprises, 1990. Videocassette recording, VHS, 85 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
An introductory videocassette designed to familiarize grantseekers on the process, protocol, and mechanics of approaching grant providers and how to tailor a grant proposal. Partial contents include : why proposals get funded, how to make the most of technical assistance provided by grantmakers, the importance of credibility, how program design parallels program structure, the component parts of a proposal, where to look for more information on funding sources.

EFFECTIVE GRANTWRITER [VIDEO] : PROGRAM 1--CONSTRUCT A WINNING PROPOSAL WITH A WORKABLE BUDGET. Lincoln, NE : Service Agency of the University of Nebraska Inc., 1992. Videocassette recording, VHS, 1 hour, 30 min. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
With reduced government spending and the need to do more and more with less money, emphasis in the 1990s will be on efficiency and strong cost/benefit ratios. This videotape introduces the Project Planner as a tool used by the researcher and the model project director alike to negotiate budgets with federal government agencies and with state and local government entities, as well as with private funders.

EFFECTIVE GRANTWRITER [VIDEO] : PROGRAM 2--HOW TO WRITE FOUNDATION AND CORPORATION PROPOSALS. Lincoln, NE : Service Agency of the University of Nebraska Inc., 1992. Videocassette recording, VHS, 1 hours, 25 min. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
It is important that every grant seeker know where the money is in the "non-profit marketplace" and in what proportions. This video presents a self-test to drive home this necessity.

FEARLESS FUND-RAISING: HELPING THE BOARD RISE TO THE CHALLENGE. Washington, D.C. : National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 2000. Videocassette recording, VHS, 48 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
With the right skills and training, nonprofit board members should be able to raise money "systematically, steadily, and with conviction". Geared toward new board members and boards ready to expand their fund-raising role, this 46-minute video and accompaning user's guide explore the fund-raising process as a whole and the role of nonprofit boards in increasing their organizations' annual income through fund raising.

FOUNDATION FUNDAMENTALS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1988. Videocassette recording, VHS, 12 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
A presentation designed to give fundraisers and grantseekers a general overview of the foundation funding process and to orient them to the many resources available in Foundation Center libraries and cooperating collections. Includes step-by-step guidance on how to develop a working list of funding prospects; how to supplement the prospects list with detailed research on foundations; a reminder that other sources of funding exist, including the federal government and individual donors; and a concise eight-step outline for writing effective grant proposals.

FOUNDATIONS : THE PEOPLE AND THE MONEY. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1988. Videocassette recording, VHS, 31 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
A documentary film made in the style of "direct cinema". There is no narrator; the camera simply follows real people in actual situations, capturing their stories and emotions with honesty. Meet a foundation official, a community foundation staff director, a corporate foundation officer, and a community foundation officer as they interact with various grantseekers.

GRANT YOUR WISH: LEARN FROM THE PROFESSIONALS HOW TO WRITE A SUCCESSFUL GRANT PROPOSAL. Produced by Successful Images, Inc. in cooperation with the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Inc.; producer, Carole Nugent; director, Sergio Gonzalez. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl: Successful Images, Inc,., 1998. Videocassette, 30 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
Whether you are a start-up, small or large nonprofit, this video will give you valuable insights into the grant writing process -- not only from the professionals who write them, but from the heads of foundations who approve them. You will learn: twelve key elements of a proposal, one absolute don't in writing a proposal, why some proposals get funded and others do not, how to create a budget, where to get a list of funding sources.

GRANTWRITER'S START-UP KIT: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GRANT PROPOSALS. Successful Images, Inc. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2000. Videocassette, color, 30 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
Designed for the fundraiser looking for practical skills and guidance, this video shows how to prepare for the process of writing a successful grant proposal. Take the first steps by wathcing this informative and engaging video. You will learn about the key elements of a winning proposal and gain invaluable insights from professionals in the field. To help reinforce the video's different concepts, you can use the accompaning hands-on workbook to build and enhance your knowledge, to beging thinking like a grantwriter, and to begin gathering the information you need to write a proposal.

GRANTWRITING WORKSHOP: A "HANDS-ON" EXPERIENCE. Erin Woods. Stevens Point, Wi: 1997. Videocassette recording, VHS, 60 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
From start to finish, this "hands-on" teaching package will simplify the procedures of finding grant prospects, evaluating guidelines, and actual proposal writing. The videotape contains section on

  • Prospect Research Outline
  • Proposal Writing Online
  • Delegation of Proposal Writing Tasks
  • Elements of Unsuccessful Proposals
  • Checklist for Key Elements of Proposal
  • Current Tips on Funding Trends
  • Strategic Plan Example for Large Projects
  • Authorized application form from a Wisconsin grantmaking foundation

    HOW TO WRITE A WINNING FOUNDATION PROPOSAL. Jean Sigler. New York, N.Y. : Jean Sigler & Assoc., Inc., 1994. Videocassette, VHS, 20 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
    Train yourself and program staff to write quality proposals for foundation grants. Learn to match your needs with grantor priorities, while establishing the best format, tone, program description, staffing, budget, timeline, and level of detail. This video shows you exactly what foundations look for and leads you point-by-point through the eight attributes of a successful proposal. At each step you will sharpen your proposal-writing skills by learning how to clearly express your ideas while avoiding the common mistakes which can sink a proposal. Accompanied by a computer disk with the full text of Four Winning Grant Proposals. Videocassette and disk cost $79.95 from the publisher.

    IN SEARCH OF FUNDING. Denise Wallen. Albuquerque, N.M. : KNME-TV for UNM's Office of Research Administration, 1990. Videocassette, VHS, 30 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
    Covers tips for developing fundable projects, strategies to improve your chances of success, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to find and deal with funding agencies.

    INTRODUCTION TO GRANT FUNDING. Sacramento, Cal. : Nonprofit Resource Center, 1993. Videocassette recording, VHS, 12 1/2 minutes. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
    Grants are an important component of a financially healthy organization's funding. However, they are not the answer to all funding problems. This introduction to grant funding realities will help staff, volunteers, board members, anyone interested in grant funding, understand who gives and who gets grants. Topics covered include: who gets grants; where grants fit in a fund development plan; the four sources of grants; the key elements to consider in your search for a funder; and the formula for success.

    MAKING THE DREAM FLY. Seattle, WA : Wehman Video, 1996. Videocassette recording, VHS. Located in the Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
    Several experts from the field of fund raising share their secrets for success on this videotape. An introduction to fund raising covering key topics such as team building and proposal writing are included. A 17-page workbook highlights key points. $39.95 plus shipping and handling. Call 800 659-1553 to order.

    READY, SET, RAISE! [videorecording] : YOUR GUIDE TO GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING SKEWmedia ; produced by Scott Kinnamon. Newcastle, WA : Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, c2004. 1 DVD videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. MSU Digital & Multimedia Center (4 West) HV41.2 .R43 2004 VideoDVD
    Instructors Kim Klein and Russell Roybal help you learn how to build a broad base of donors and achieve financial stability in your organization.

    GRANTCRAFT PRACTICAL WISDOM FOR VIDEOS.

    AMPLIFING NEW VOICES: International Collaboration in the Arts. 2002. Runtime: 18 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC HG177 .A66 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video explores grant-making methods designed to bolster new practices in an established field. This video examines grant-making techniques aimed at generating, recording, and sharing new knowledge among grantees and others in a field. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    BUILDING A NETWORK, Case: State Fiscal Analysis Initiative. 2002. Runtime: 17 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC H97.7 .S73 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video follows the efforts of a grant maker as he works with state-based organizations to emulate a successful national model. As they form a network, the organizations benefit from the grant maker's emphasis on collaboration and his timely use of consultants and work with additional funders. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE: Sustainable Forestry. 2002. Runtime: 19 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC HG177 .F86 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video looks at how a long-term commitment to sustainable, collaborative efforts can be a powerful lever for change. Grant makers discuss scaling up successful work, sharing roles and responsibilities within the collaborative, and using effective communications and cross-sectoral partnerships to open new doors. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE UNPREDICTABLE: Hurricane Mitch. 2002. Runtime: 14 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC HV555.N5 O6 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video follows a team of international grant makers as they respond to a natural disaster, laying the groundwork for local cooperation and capacity. Watch as grant makers promote collaboration among grantees while helping them to build a common agenda, address long-term recovery needs, and develop their own local capacity to meet future challenges. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    REFLECTION ON PRACTICE: An introduction & three grant-making cases. 2002. Runtime: 45 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC HN65 .R445 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video represents a conversation with grant makers about the methods and skills they use to support social change. Ford President Susan Berresford introduces examples from three different contexts in Africa, Asian, and the United States, in which grant makers talk about the challenges and opportunities they face and how they respond. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    REVITALIZING A NETWORK : joint forest management. 2002. Runtime: 15 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC SD414.I5 R48 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video follows a grant maker as she shifts the role of her foundation from a position of leadership to one of support, bringing new members into a longstanding coalition and encouraging grassroots organizations to build networks with policy makers, former competitors, and other essential partners. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    SCALING UP SUCCESSFUL WORK : Project Grad. 2002. Runtime: 20 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC HG177 .S353 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video looks at applying a local model (Project GRAD) on a national scale. You will see how a grant maker responds to an opportunity that emerges from outside his program scope. It is a compelling look at grantee-grantor relations and mobilizing philanthropic resources for change. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    SUPPORTING A NEW PARTNERSHIP : One Stop Crisis Center. 2002. VHS, 15 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC HG177 .S866 2002 Videocassette
    Explores how a grant maker can help build a partnership among NGOs and the public sector. It's an informative look at how a grant activity - designed to help grantees and a grant maker learn from successful models - can become a platform for coalition building and renewed commitment to solving a common problem. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

    SUPPORTING A PLANNING PROCESS : Citizen participation in Northern Namibia. 2002. 15 minutes. Located in the VVL/DMC LA1502 .S87 2002 Videocassette
    This VHS video shares insights from a grant maker and grantees as they work together to move from the idea stage to a new community institution. You'll see how a study tour enabled grantees to discover new ideas while recognizing their own potential, and how a grant maker's involvement shifts to meet new circumstances. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.


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    Fundraising for Educators: Electronic Titles Only
    Nonprofit Fundraising: Electronic Titles Only
    Video Titles Only

     

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