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Proactive Grant Writing

Tue 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Nonprofit

Objectives: At the end of this session, you will be able to: 1) Determine if your organization is prepared to begin applying for grant funding. 2) Become familiar with questions that need to be answered prior to beginning research. 3) List and describe the 7 major elements of most grant proposals. 4) Learn how to be proactive in your grant writing, instead of reactive. 5) Understand the need for grant research. 6) Explain the characteristics of a good prospect. 7) Learn what to do once good prospects are identified via 990s, websites and more. Workshop Description: As funding becomes more difficult to secure, non-profit organizations face significant challenges to fulfill their missions. This seminar reviews the questions non-profits need to answer prior to searching and applying for grant funds, outlines the 7 basic elements of most proposals, and shows participants how to match their needs to funder priorities. Participants focus on the major questions that need to be answered prior to a grant application and incorporating these answers into research and ultimately a competitive proposal. Order of Topics/Content: 1) Brief introductions 2) What questions do you need to answer prior to research or grant writing? 3) How should you narrow down the sources that are most appropriate for your organization? 4) How do you determine your funding needs? 5) What are the 7 major elements of most proposals? 6) Best practices of professional grant researchers 7) How to weed out the best and worst possibilities for your program, project or organization. 8) Why is relationship building important at this stage? 9) Summary – Q&A

Speaker(s): Amanda Pearce

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 828-726-0616


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