Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals

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Author: Francis K. O. Yuen,Kenneth L. Terao,Anna Marie Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470564431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based 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 reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sources This 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.

Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals

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Author: Francis K. O. Yuen,Kenneth L. Terao,Anna Marie Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470564415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4166

A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based 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 reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sources This 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.

Culturally Competent Practice: A Framework for Understanding

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Author: Doman Lum

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133009182

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING DIVERSE GROUPS & JUSTICE ISSUES continues its strong tradition of presenting a model for understanding, measuring, and evaluating cultural competence. Author Doman Lum explains how clients and workers can become culturally competent and proficient by working through culturally based problems together. This innovative text emphasizes cultural competence as a dialogical process. It challenges students and professors to continue the conversation to achieve greater mutual understanding and social justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Designing and Managing Your Research Project

Core Skills for Social and Health Research

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Author: David Thomas,Ian D Hodges

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446242129

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Written for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students planning theses and dissertations and other early career researchers, Designing and Managing Your Research Project helps you successfully plan and complete your research project by showing the key skills that you will need. The book covers: " choosing research methods " developing research objectives " writing proposals " literature reviews " getting ethics approval " seeking funding " managing a project " software skills " working with colleagues and supervisors " communicating research findings " writing reports, theses and journal articles " careers in research. Designing and Managing Your Research Project includes lots of examples, case studies and practical exercises to help you learn the research skills you will need and also to help you complete crucial project tasks. A key feature is its user-friendly guidance on planning projects and accessing information from the Internet.

Local Economic Development and the Environment

Finding Common Ground

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Author: Susan M. Opp,Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482209659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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A clear and practical examination of complex issues, Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground provides a broad, academic look at the intersection of two important areas for local administrators. In addition to managing development in a strained economic climate, most administrators are also expected to be stewards of the environment. However, economic conditions often leave them with limited options for pursuing economic development and, at the same time, being environmentally mindful. Many find themselves without a clear understanding of the concepts, tools, and best practices available to accomplish this herculean task. Translating complex environmental and economic concepts into easily applicable practices, the book: Gives practitioners the information they need to communicate with consultants, constituents, and officials, and to avoid ideological obstacles Compares regulatory differences between states and other geographical differences Includes examples from across the country to highlight variations in environmental regulations and laws Provides technical, legal, and political insights into the process of pursuing local economic development projects that incorporate protection and awareness Contains case studies that demonstrate the concepts in action, allowing readers to fully grasp the complexities associated with sustainable economic development Discusses how local administrators can balance the economic and environmental needs of the future Bridging the gap between policy-making intention and outcome, this book connects readers with a larger body of research that not only underpins practical applications but also helps them avoid legal, technical, and political obstacles. It provides an arsenal of best practices and everyday, easy-to-use strategies for optimizing the difficult balance between economic development and environmental protection.

The Handbook of Community Practice

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Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289972

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals

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Author: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD,Kevin J. Lyons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826100902

Category: Reference

Page: 348

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Successful Grant Writing

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition

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Author: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD,Kevin J. Lyons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826132741

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including community-based participatory research, mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, and dissertation and , mentorship proposals. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing. Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-by-step process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers. New to the Fourth Edition: Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing Includes chapter opener objectives Expands section on post-award requirements Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions

Successful Grant Writing

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition

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Author: Kevin J. Lyons PhD,Laura N. Gitlin PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826192615

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 5156

This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including community-based participatory research, mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, and dissertation and , mentorship proposals. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing. Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-by-step process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers. New to the Fourth Edition: Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing Includes chapter opener objectives Expands section on post-award requirements Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions

Human Services Management

Organizational Leadership in Social Work Practice

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Author: David Austin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528426

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Human services management occurs in nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit sectors and involves a wide variety of organizational structures. These diverse conditions shape the effort to produce and project services that directly affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities through social welfare, health and mental health, criminal justice, and educational services. David Austin begins with an examination of the historical development and distinctive characteristics of human service organizations, the variety of organizational and program structures at play, and the connection of individual service organizations with service delivery networks. He then examines of the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholder constituencies, including service users, service personnel (especially service professionals), funders, executives, and policy boards. The final two chapters discuss two organizational processes: accountability for effectiveness and dealing with organizational changes.

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2002

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 9

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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2003: Related agencies

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Research and Statistics Made Meaningful in Counseling and Student Affairs

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Author: Rebecca M. LaFountain,Robert B. Bartos

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 284

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The goal of this text is to help readers become statistically literate consumers of research and to provide readers with introductory skills in conducting statistical computation and research projects. This objective is accomplished by providing students with the basic concepts of research methodology and statistics in a student-friendly manner. The authors have attempted to present a balance of theory and practical application by guiding the reader through the development of a research proposal, and by including sample quantitative and qualitative research proposals.

Agency-Based Program Evaluation

Lessons From Practice

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Author: Stephen A. Kapp,Gary R. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412939844

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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Agency-based Program Evaluation: Lessons from Practice, by Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson, serves as a core textbook in the advanced undergraduate and graduate social work program evaluation courses. It combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies and organizations to describe the effectiveness of their services and programs. Students will gain an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated. This book offers a practice-oriented approach to evaluation. While many program evaluation methods texts often add a chapter or brief sections that describe organizational and political factors. Features and Benefits: combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated examples of the techniques to apply in family and children services agencies

Human Service Education

A Journal of the National Organization for Human Service Education

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human services

Page: N.A

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Federal program evaluations

a directory for the Congress

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Author: United States. General Accounting Office. Office of Program Analysis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Contains an inventory of evaluation reports produced by and for selected Federal agencies, including GAO evaluation reports that relate to the programs of those agencies.

Grant Seeking in Higher Education

Strategies and Tools for College Faculty

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Author: Mary M. Licklider,The University of Missouri Grant Writer Network

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118395123

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Written for anyone in higher education who is responsible forsubmitting and running a grant-funded project, Grant Seeking inHigher Education offers a hands-on resource for developing andmanaging the grant process from start to finish. Step by step, the authors will help you to identify and sortthrough potential sponsors, tap into campus support that is alreadyin place, and prepare to write a targeted grant proposal that cangenerate results. Once you have completed the research, the bookoutlines the keys to writing a winning proposal, including aneffective proposal narrative, thorough budget, and readableproposal package. To give grant seekers an extra edge, the bookcontains a toolkit of tested materials. These proventools—templates, examples, and cheat sheets—are designedto help you approach your project as a grants professionalwould. Grant Seeking in Higher Education also spotlights the need foracademic leaders to create a campuswide culture that fostersefficient and effective grant seeking. Praise for Grant Seeking in Higher Education "This book realistically provides great advice on proposaldevelopment and grants management. Additionally, readers receive abonus as the authors have included some very helpful tools andtemplates that have assisted them in their grant endeavors."—Gail Vertz, chief executive officer, Grant ProfessionalsAssociation "This book is well researched, especially with regard to issuesof collaboration, helpfully organized, and chock-full of practicaladvice—a must-have for any research development professional'sbookcase!" —Holly Falk-Krzesinski, founding president,National Organization of Research Development Professionals(NORDP)