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 Finally, a concise how-to-guide for non-financial managers seeking funding for their projects

7 Secrets for Getting Projects Funded Inside Large Organizations is a quick reference tool for facility and planning/design/construction managers who constantly battle for money in a large organization and AEC professionals struggling to persuade a client to adopt their solutions. 

As an e-book, it can be read on a personal computer, tablet, smartphone. Unlike many e-books for professionals, you can print it! It's formatted for fast reading and easy comprehension. Content includes 13 charts and tables, and is designed to check for holes in funding proposals because it’s these problem areas that get your projects denied or delayed.


7 Secrets for Getting Projects Funded Inside Large Organizations is a small investment in a successful career and getting needed projects funded in good times or bad. 

 Praise for 7 Secrets for Getting Projects Funded Inside Large Organizations

A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Ronald L. Skaggs and Joseph G. Sprague Chair of Health Facilities Design, Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University:


"In writing 7 Secrets for Getting Projects Funded Inside Large Organizations, Alan Whitson offers a tool kit that has the potential to reshape virtually every aspect of your approach to capital project budgeting.  The insights and tools he brings to you will guide you in:

  • Getting to “Yes” with your proposals for projects at any scale

  • Building consensus with your facilities teams and organizational leaders

  • Equipping you to be a reviewer of project proposals, not just a proposal developer

  • Reframing the values of even your personal and family project proposals


In short, Whitson gives you a set of tools that can help you have your way more often with projects that matter the most to you, while getting other people to understand and like it!  Now, who doesn’t like the sound of that? Enjoy!"

Mike Wood, MD, CHC, MSM, ARRT, Vice President, Planning, Design, Construction & Energy, Medxcel:


"This is a must-read for anyone related to the field of real estate, planning, design, construction, property investment and related management of such for the entire built environment. Although I specialize in the healthcare sector, I’ve done all of this in commercial, technology, transportation and the healthcare industries. This speaks plainly of the absolute language REQUIRED to succeed in analyzing, presenting and being successful for your organization in deploying the Capital we are stewards of. An immense leap forward in making a complex series of decisions and calculations easy to understand and present. Do yourself a professional favor – read and USE this Guide by Alan Whitson. Become a better Steward of the funds entrusted to you.” 


David W. Hewett, RPA, FMA, CCIM, CPM, CFM, CRE BOMA International Fellow Chairman & Chief Elected Officer BOMA International 2005 - 2006:

“A must read for any one spending money on a project. Alan’s approach and examples give the step by step approach needed to get approvals. Too many projects are dead on arrival not because they are not needed, but because the sponsor does not know how to ask for the funding. This short book is the prefect guide before every project request is sent for review and approval.” 



Kurt Neubek, FAIA Principal / Healthcare Practice Leader Page: 

“Read this book! If you are an AEC professional, you owe it to yourself (and your clients) to have a thorough grasp of the concepts covered in this book. Packed with insightful tips in an easy-to-read format, this book has great take-away value in each chapter.”

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