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In partnership with the New York unit of Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), Candid is making available free of charge a new audio version of our popular book, The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 5th edition, by Jane Geever.

This is the first time Candid has issued a product in audio format. The entire book is included with alternate chapters having been recorded by two New York volunteers from RFB&D. For your convenience the audio version is divided into tracks corresponding to chapters in the book. You can listen to just the chapters that interest you or download the book as a single mp3 file.

Download the audiobook as a single file.
(09:30:57, 653MB)

Download individual chapters:

Preface and From the Author
(0:22:51, 27MB)

Getting Started: Establishing a Presence and Setting Funding Priorities
(0:09:50, 12MB)

Developing the Proposal: Preparation, Tips on Writing, Overview of Components
(0:16:43, 20MB)

Developing the Proposal: The Executive Summary
(0:08:33, 10MB)

Developing the Proposal: The Statement of Need
(0:15:53, 19MB)

Developing the Proposal: The Project Description
(0:33:05, 39MB)

Developing the Proposal: The Evaluation
(0:27:29, 32MB)

Developing the Proposal: The Budget
(0:19:59, 23MB)

Developing the Proposal: Organizational Information and Conclusion
(0:10:10, 12MB)

Variations on the Project Proposal Format
(0:27:17, 32MB)

Packaging the Proposal
(0:38:28, 45MB)

Researching Potential Funders
(0:35:12, 41MB)

Contacting and Cultivating Potential Funders
(1:04:38, 76MB)

Life After the Grant - Or Rejection
(0:40:19, 47MB)

What the Funders Have to Say
(0:59:40, 70MB)

What the Funders Have to Say - cont.
(1:02:51, 74MB)

What the Funders Have to Say - cont.
(0:22:47, 27MB)

Sample Proposal
(0:22:57, 27MB)

Selected Resources on Proposal Development - Bibliography
(0:14:05, 17MB)

Resources of the Foundation Center
(0:16:37, 2MB)

About the Author
(0:01:37, 31KB)

About The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing

In the fifth edition of this essential guide, author Jane C. Geever, chair of a development consulting firm and nationally recognized author and lecturer, provides detailed instructions based on her 35 years of experience on preparing successful grant proposals. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insights into what makes for a winning proposal.

About Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit, volunteer organization for 60 years, has been the leading producer of accessible educational materials for students with disabilities, such as visual impairment or dyslexia, that make reading standard print difficult or impossible. With titles available in every subject area and grade level from kindergarten through graduate studies, RFB&D's digitally recorded textbooks are effective learning tools for students challenged by the printed page. The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing is available as an AudioPlus® CD in RFB&D's library for those with visual disabilities.

All rights reserved. This audio recording is for private use only. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of all or any part of this audio recording without written permission is prohibited.

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Grant writers

Published Monday, August 1, 2016