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Discount Extended for Grant Writing Book From Conference Former Foundation for Long Term (FLTC) Director of Research Carol Hegeman is extending her discounted rate on her co-authored book Grant Writing for Aging Services and Programs to all members of Leading Age New York. She attended the annual conference to showcase the book at the invitation of LeadingAge NY. A discount similar to what attendees received at the conference is now available to all members. According to Carol, she and her co-author, William G. Lane, Ph.D., created Grant Writing for Aging Services and Programs to share what they have learned from over 60 combined years of experience in writing and managing grants in the field of aging. There were two specific motivations according to Carol. “As reviewers of Fe deral grants, we have seen too many good proposal concepts rejected because applicants were simply unskilled in both planning their grant well and also presenting their concept and management plan effectively to reviewers. We wanted to help. There was no existing book focused specifically on grant writing in the aging field. We wanted to share what we have learned over the years with other professionals in aging. Carol Hegeman was, for over 30 years, the Director of Research at the Foundation for Long Term Care in Albany, part of what is now LeadingAge NY. In that position, she conceived, wrote and managed over 30 grants, usually with the participation of LeadingAge NY members and staff. Five of these funded projects won state or national awards She received the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) 2008 Gloria Cavanagh Education & Training Award. Carol now operates Hegeman Consulting, a small firm focused primarily on grant writing training and coaching, curriculum development and training in the field of aging. William C. Lane retired after 25 years as a member of the faculty at State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland and as director of its Center for Aging and Human Services. He is a past president of the State Society of Aging of New York, as well as a past treasurer and fellow in the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Bill is now CEO of William Lane Associates LLC, a consulting firm located in Homer, NY. (www.williamlaneassociates.com) The book is available at amazon.com for $30 plus shipping, but LeadingAge NY members who did not purchase the book at the meeting can purchase it for $24, including postage and shipping. To get this rate, a tax exempt number is required. Send a check for $24 made out to Hegeman and Lane Books and Services and full mailing information to: William Lane Associates, 72 South Main, Homer NY 13077. Include an email or telephone number. No credit cards or purchase orders are accepted. For more detailed information, contact Carol at hegemanconsulting@gmail.com or Bill at lanewc@verizon.net. The book is in four parts: Part I: Creating a grant-ready organization, including the critical differences between fundraising and grant writing. Getting critical feedback on your grant concept before you begin writing. Understanding the multiple roles of a grant writer. Part II: The authors analyze a Request for Proposal (RFP) describing how to understand what the funder really wants. It includes descriptions of three diverse aging providers, including a nursing home and a home care entity whose responses to the RFP are detailed in the next section. Part III: Understanding the different parts of the grant narrative and budget, with most chapters having sample responses from aging service providers that readers can use for ideas for their own applications. The section also includes letters of intent, cover letters and “tricks of the trade.” Part IV: Finding and Working with Funders in Aging and Processes to Follow after Funding. This section includes: types of funders, how to find them, and a great tip for reaching funders who do not normally fund aging services and a guide to manage your new grant. leadingageny.org 15