PSU Continuing Education Press Launches "Grantwriting Beyond the Basics" Series
Author: David Santen (503-725-8789) PSU Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: March 9, 2005

Several good basic grantwriting books are available today, but few are written with the experienced grantwriter in mind.

Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work is the first in the new "Grantwriting Beyond the Basics" series from Continuing Education Press at Portland State University, designed to inspire grantwriters to take grant development strategies to the next level.

Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work offers a general overview of various aspects of grantwriting; each subsequent volume in the series will explore a specific grantwriting theme in depth, emphasizing new strategies to strengthen the individual components of a grant proposal.

In his clear, easily accessible writing style, author and veteran grantwriter Michael Wells, a partner in the consulting firm Grants Northwest and a Certified Fund Raising Executive, reveals the strategies he has used in his 30 years experience to secure $50 million in funding for a range of clients including nonprofit agencies, health clinics, Indian tribes, school districts and local governments. His unique approach to program design and management offers a sound foundation on which to base proposals, and paves the way to funding success. Wells is an adjunct instructor at Portland State, teaching courses in grantwriting.

Topics covered in Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work:
* Current trends affecting grantwriting
* Honing your skills as a professional grantwriter
* Researching to establish need
* Using logic models in grant development
* Matching evaluations to your project and organization
* Using the budget to tell your story
* Grants tracking for the small organization
* Grants as part of a capital campaign
* Resources for grantwriters

To request review copies or an interview with author Michael Wells, members of the media should contact Alba Scholz at PSU Continuing Education Press, 503-725-8285 or Copies of Proven Strategies can be ordered directly from PSU, Continuing Education Press, and will soon be available from local booksellers and; pre-publication orders will receive a 10-percent discount on single copies. Visit for more information on this and other titles from PSU Continuing Education Press.

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Proven Strategies Professionals Use to Make Their Proposals Work
Price: $19.95 Publication date: March 2005 Format: Softcover 6" x 9" 128 pages ISBN: 0-87678-117-2

Alba Scholz (503-725-8285)
PSU Continuing Education Press