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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need by Ellen Karsh

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LESSON 2

Wait a Second—What Is a Grant . . . and Where Do I Get One?

OPENING REMARKS

There is a misconception about grants—that just because grants are available, everybody should apply for one. After all, who couldn’t use the money? But the truth is that there are times when you really don’t need money. You need volunteers or student teachers, student lawyers, student social workers, or donated computers and secondhand books. Or simply a friend to give you a hand in getting a job done. And even if you do need money, there are plenty of fine organizations that have legitimate money needs that are not the least bit appropriate for any kind of grant at all. Sure, you may be able to raise cash through bake sales or raffles, through benefits or ...

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