Designed for the nonprofit or education professional, associate or staff member who wishes to gain skills related to strong grantsmanship, this course takes participants from the beginning of the grants process including reviewing your own organization for its grant-readiness, through to follow up of a submitted grant request.
Participants may come with a specific project in mind or develop a sample during the course.
Course objectives include:
Evaluating your organization for grant readiness
Researching prospective funders: foundations, corporations, federal and state prospects
Understanding the different funding sources, their requirements, motivations and review processes
Reviewing Grant Guidelines, RFPs and RFQs
Determining appropriate outcome measures; documenting and tracking them
Developing a proposal template; components of proposal
Using support materials to support your proposal – data, prior history, other funding
Complete proposal review before submission
Pre- and post-submission contact with potential funders
What to do if the answer is yes! What to do if it is no.
Refining your approach based upon funder feedback.
NOTE: This program meets for 6 sessions, Tuesday evenings, April 26 – May 31 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A Parking Permit will be emailed to you before the first class meeting.
Grants Specialist Decisions, Consulting and Coaching