If you are new to grant writing and research, or find yourself with experience writing grants without receiving funding, this is the class for you.
This one-day class is designed for beginners, as well as practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate each into a successful proposal, as well as the process for successful grant research.
This workshop will cover basic grant writing objectives, the seven elements of almost every proposal, formatting, how to customize proposals to the granting organization, developing relationships with donors and grant management.
This workshop will also help you learn the details needed to begin research, to conduct successful grant research, and the skill set to help save you time in your searches so you can actually begin writing. We will cover the details needed before you can begin any research, management of research to make efficient use of your time, how to locate available grants on the local, state and government levels, how to navigate organizational websites to locate funding opportunities, grant databases and other resources that fit your specific needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid that will save you time and cut down on frustration as you work to locate donors whose priorities match your needs.
During this 8-hour workshop you will hear real stories from the nonprofit world, do’s and don’ts of grant writing, you will have access to successfully funded proposals and you will leave with the skill set to begin writing quality grant applications.
At the end of this session you will be able to:
- Determine if your organization is prepared to begin applying for grant funding.
- Become familiar with questions that should be answered before searching for grant prospects.
- Identify grants that meet your organization’s needs.
- List and describe the 7 major elements of most grant proposals.
- Know the differences between local, state and federal grants.
- Determine what size grants your organization can realistically manage.
- Understand the need for grant research
- Identify the different ways to conduct grant research and connect your results to the appropriate types of projects or services.
- Explain the characteristics of a good prospect.
- Learn what to do once good prospects are identified via 990s, websites and more.
- Learn how to use free online database to find the prospects who want to fund what you do.
Tuesday, February 12 | 8 am – 4 pm EST | United Arts Council of Catawba County, Keiser Room | West Wing | 231 3rd Ave. NE | Hickory, NC 28601