Grant Writing DeMYSTiFied by Mary Ann Payne (2010)

BOOKS
DeMYSTiFied

1.
Mary Ann Payne
Grant Writing Demystified

Create the perfect proposal to win funding for your ideas and plans
Need money for your charity or project but do not know the first thing about writing a grant? Let this DeMYSTiFied book unravel the secrets of this process.

It will take you step-by-step through the fundamentals–from writing a letter of inquiry to outlining and drafting the proposal. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives you instant feedback on your new skills. Work at your own pace, and soon you will be able to craft a grant and win the precious resources you need.
You’ll learn how to:
Write letters of intent
Develop action plans and outlines
Apply for government and foundation grants
Avoid common grammatical errors
Polish sentence structure

2.
Bonita Kramer, Christie Johnson
Financial Statements Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

QUESTIONS about STATEMENTS? Find All the Answers Here!
Are you considering buying a small business? Do you want to invest in a Fortune 500 company? Are you trying to sell your own business? Balance sheets and income statements are essential to helping you make informed decisions regarding important business transactions. But unless you’re an accountant, these documents can be intimidating hodgepodges of columns, rows, and numbers. Don’t fret. Financial Statements Demystified is just the tool you need.
Devoid of confusing business jargon, this engaging and easy-to-follow guide defines basic financial statement terminology and explains the components of the four most common financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Stockholders’ Equity, and Statement of Cash Flows. You will learn how to read, interpret, and use pivotal data from these sources–each of which will help you make accurate financial decisions without having to go back to school.
This confusion-busting guide covers:
An overview of financial statements–what they are and what they tell us
Easy-to-understand explanations of profit and loss
Statement of cash flows and special reporting issues
How to spot fraudulently misstated financial statements
Quizzes at the end of each chapter to help test your knowledge
Simple enough for a novice but in-depth enough for a seasoned investor, Financial Statements Demystified will help you understand the four main financial statements.

3.
Scott Frush
Hedge Funds Demystified

Find out how to hedge your bets and PROFIT big from HEDGE FUNDS
Hearing a lot about hedge funds lately but feel like you’re in the weeds when it comes to understanding how they work? Learn all about these highly profitable and largely unregulated funds in Hedge Funds Demystified.

Financial expert Scott Frush first explains the basics of hedge funds and how they are different from mutual funds. He then provides you with methods for evaluating hedge funds, strategies for low-, moderate-, and high-risk investing, and the steps you need to take to incorporate hedge funds into your portfolio. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this straightforward guide gives you the inside edge for investing in hedge funds.

This fast and easy guide offers:

* Explanations of the risks and benefits of hedge funds
* Coverage of event-driven, tactical, relative-value, and hybrid hedge funds
* Tips for evaluating hedge funds and building your portfolio
* Strategies for selecting the right manager
* A review of management tools and tactics including selling short, employing leverage, and trading derivatives

Simple enough for a novice but in-depth enough for a seasoned investor, Hedge Funds Demystified is your shortcut to capitalizing on these profitable funds.

4.
Robert G. DelCampo
Human Resource Management Demystified

The low-labor guide to mastering HRM! Want to dive into human resources but your brain says, “Help wanted!”? No problem! Put Human Resource Management DeMYSTiFieD on the job, and you’ll solve your dilemma in no time! Using a clear, step-by-step format, this practical guide provides a firm foundation in the basics of the field. You’ll master all the key issues in human resources, like benefits, legal situations, hiring, training, outplacement, worker rights, and more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to grasp the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. In no time, you’ll build a firm foundation on the essential concepts and techniques instrumental to the success of any organization! This fast and easy guide features: Tips on designing and implementing a hiring plan Tactics for developing and training new employees Strategies for writing job descriptions, recruiting applicants, and selecting employees Techniques for creating an effective compensation and benefits structure Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Human Resource Management DeMYSTiFieD has everything you need to build a solid foundation in human resources.

5.
Paul Lim
Investing Demystified

The first Demystified guide to take the mystery out of investing, Investing Demystified provides independent investors with hands-on explanations of basic investing topics without needless detours. Built around the no-nonsense model that has made Demystified one of McGraw-Hill’s most popular series, this helpful and practical self-teaching guide cuts right to the chase and gives straightforward direction to anyone tired of being confused by Wall Street jargon and the investing arena.

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