Books 2017-09-04T20:06:39+00:00

My Books

Just Out–May 2017:

The Grant Writing and Funding Coach

by Deborah Griffiths

The Grant Writing and Funding Coach–looking for an easy way through those overwhelming grant applications? Trying to find a way to simplify your funding search? If so, The Grant Writing and Funding Coach, published in May 2017 by Self-Counsel Press, will help you target and acquire the funds you need.

If you’re looking for a step-by-step path to more funds for your organization, or for a special project you may be pursuing, I created this book for you. With sample summaries, budgets and planning helpers, The Grant Writing and Funding Coach leads you through an enjoyable experience of building bridges with funders.

In the news….

Amazon review August 17, 2017 ” ***** I learned more by page 10 than in any other book on this subject.”

“This is an exceptionally good book on the topic and delivers a ton of no-fluff, practical and actionable information in just 100 pages.
Topics in the Table of Contents include: preparing a budget, summarizing your project, organizing your proposal, fitting your idea to the funding, crowdfunding, finding & connecting with funders, the application process, reporting results, and saying thank you; plus useful checklists and samples in the appendices. Many thanks to the author for sharing her expertise!”

BC Bookworld

The 2017 summer edition of BC Bookworld has listed the Grant Writing and Funding Coach as one of British Columbia Publishers’ top sellers.

Shaun Polczer–Chestermere Anchor City News, Alberta June 8, 2017

It’s just a short little tome—about 120 pages—and meant to be that way. But it’s packed with invaluable advice for any community group seeking grants.

Debra Martin, Editor, Comox Valley Record, June 15, 2017

Griffiths has tried to demystify and de-jargonize the grant writing process.

“If you are seeking a highly technical, academic-speak book about grants and funding, this isn’t it This is, pure, business-like, pleasure-reading about idea advancement backed with solid experience and information from people in the business of applying for and giving funds in the form of grants,” Griffiths writes.

And Griffiths puts a lot of the “F-word” in the book – “Fun”.

Watershed Moments-A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District

by Christine Dickinson, Deborah Griffiths, Judy Hagen, Catherine Siba

“While Watershed Moments: A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District’s main focus is on the Comox Valley it also gives readers a glimpse of important events in history that helped shaped the fabric of Vancouver Island.” Nanaimo Bulletin. This pictorial history, published by Harbour Publishing, received third prize in the British Columbia Historical Federation Lieutenant Governor’s Historic Writing Award 2016. Production was a team effort with authors Dickinson, Griffiths, Hagen and Siba. Lithographer, Ernst Vegt scanned and repaired over 150 images ranging from glass plate negatives to tintypes, snapshots and hand-tinted images. Design by Li Eng-Lodge, editing Audrey McClellan.

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The Grant Seeker’s Helper: The Little Book on Grants for Big Community Dreams

by Deborah Griffiths

Funders want to participate in making your community’s dreams come true, and there are straightforward ways to give them the opportunity to say yes. I created The Grant Seeker’s Helper, a simple step-by-step desk helper for non-profits and communities with small budgets and big dreams because I’ve had the opportunity to work on hundreds of community grants and the fortune to review great applications for clients. In this book, I provide practical information for people and organizations with big needs, tight budgets and schedules and small staff numbers. If you’re looking for a more expanded version of this desk primer please see the Grant Writing and Funding Coach published with Self Counsel Press in April 2017.

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Heather’s Amazing Discovery

Deborah Griffiths
Illustrations-Robert Lundquist, Leah Pipe
Photography-Paul Bailey

A British Columbia fossil favorite for children, Heather’s Amazing Discovery came out in 1992, was a finalist in the 1996 Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable and still fascinates young people with a true story about a young girl and her father’s discovery of the first eighty million year old reptile discovered on Canada’s west coast. Leah Pipe and Rob Lundquist added beautiful images and photographer, Paul Bailey helped recreate this discovery on the Puntledge River. Still popular, all proceeds from the book go to the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre.

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