Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals, by Francis K. O. Yuen (California State University, Sacramento ); Kenneth L. Terao (JBS International, Inc., Burlingame, CA ); Anna Marie Schmidt (JBS International, Inc., Burlingame, CA )
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- ISBN: 9780470469989 | 0470469986
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/2009
Effective Grant Writingand Program Evaluation for Human ServiceProfessionalsFrancis K. O. YuenKenneth L. TeraoAnna Marie SchmidtA state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurementto underscore need and accountabilityBased on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability.The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice. In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice.This timely reference incorporates a strengths perspective, providing:An inside look at the grant writing and evaluation processes, with insights from experienced grant writers, agency administrators, foundation program managers, and grant reviewersSpecific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practiceField-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skillsDiscussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sourcesThis grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, result-oriented, and client-centered perspective. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes.