If you're a fundraiser, you know that raising money is the key to every nonprofit's success. But the competition for funds can be fierce and the obstacles many. The Everything Grant Writing Book, 2nd Edition gives you the insider information you need to get past the gatekeepers, beat out the competition, and obtain those much-needed funds. This completely updated guide shows you how to: Do the necessary research to find available grants; Write an effective statement of need; Build community collaborations and partnerships; Develop a budget and budget narrative; Formats for effective letters of inquiry; Write proposals for capital projects; Find current online foundation resources; Focus on sustainability, the most important concept in philanthropy today. From writing letters of inquiry and developing action plans to outlining and drafting proposals, The Everything Grant Writing Book, 2nd Edition helps you get the funds you need-every time!