Writing For A Good Cause

The Complete Guide To Crafting Proposals And Other Persuasive Pieces For Nonprof

Writing For A Good Cause

Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, Writing for a Good Cause is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs. Whether you work for a storefront social action agency or a leading university, the authors' knowledgeable, practical advice will help you:

Write the perfect proposal—from the initial research and interviews to the final product

Draft, revise, and polish a "beguiling, exciting, can't-put-it-down and surely can't-turn-it-down" request for funds

Create case statements and other big money materials—also write, design, and print newsletters, and use the World Wide Web effectively

Survive last-minute proposals and other crises—with the Down-and-Dirty Proposal Kit!

Writing for a Good Cause provides everything fund raisers, volunteers, staff writers, freelancers, and program directors need to know to win funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Touchstone | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684857404 | 
  • July 2000
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About the Authors

Joseph Barbato

Joseph Barbato is president of Barbato Associates, which provides writing and design services to the fund-raising programs of nonprofits. He has worked with dozens of nonprofits, including New York University, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and The United Nations Foundation.