“With the new edition of Grassroots Grants
, Andy Robinson has done all of us a great service. He's compiled and organized dozens of commonsense tips for building effective partnerships with funders, many presented in the words of the grantmakers themselves. From the art of the schmooze to effective letters of inquiry to simple, fun exercises that will help get your organization off the dime and into the money, Grassroots Grants
is a must-read for those in charge of sustaining and strengthening community voices. Thank you, Andy!”
--Jay Harris, publisher, Mother Jones
“Your indispensable guide for navigating the world of foundation fundraising.”
--Frank I. Sanchez, senior program officer, The Needmor Fund
"Combines a tough and thorough approach to fundraising with a deeply ethical world view. A must-read for caring community organizations operating in a competitive world."
--Maude Barlow, national chairperson, Council of Canadians
“The experience, tactics, tools, and case studies needed to launch an effective fundraising strategy for social change.”
--Robert Bray, communications consultant and founder, SPIN Project
“Well worth your time before, during, and after your grant submissions!”
--Tricia Rubacky, senior development adviser, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
"Can save you years of learning the hard way."
--June Rostan, director, Southern Empowerment Project
“Artfully demystifies the world of grants by drawing on the experience of a wide range of activist groups.”
--Guadalupe Guajardo, senior consultant, Technical Assistance for Community Services