Chapter One: Understanding the System
Chapter Two: Finding a Funder; Ensuring the Match
Chapter Three: Grants and Institutional Strategy
Chapter Four: Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?
Chapter Five: Logic Models and Budgets Are Your Friends
Chapter Six: Your Proposal-Writing Process
Chapter Seven: Which is it: Letter of Inquiry/Interest, or a Concept Letter/Paper?
Chapter Eight: Building and Submitting the Proposal Package
Chapter Nine: After It’s In!
Chapter Ten: How Do I Fit This into My Day? OR How Do I Accomplish More?
Sarah Sutton’s second edition of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? continues her approach to offering solid, practical advice about raising funds from granting sources, be they private and community foundations or local, state and federal governments. With extensive real-life examples of how museums build successful funding relationships, along with new insider information from museum and funder staff, Sutton provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance for making the best funding match, building funder relationships, developing the most compelling funding request, and managing successful awards.
— Anne W. Ackerson, former executive director, Council of State Archivists and the Museum Association of New York
“Ready, Set, Go,” this book will help museum staff from directors to collections managers and board members to conquer grant-writing jitters. In clear engaging language Sutton offers guidance for museums small and large. Act on her advice and use her writing style to achieve your funding goals. Her thoughtful lessons apply to grant-writing and to good organizational thinking/planning, too.
— Mary Alexander, co-director, Museum Scholarship and Material Culture, University of Maryland
Sutton has done it again with this second edition. She offers step-by-step methodology to ensure grant writing success for any museum budget size. If you follow her advice, I guarantee your museum will be sure-footed for each grant application. Sutton knows this field and knows how to attract grant makers to your cause.
— Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Director, Illinois State Museum