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Introduction to Grant Writing: How to Craft a Foundation Grant Proposal (11/13/2019)

Date:
November 13th, 2019
Time:
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location:
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
Event type:
Core
Member fee:
$40
Base fee:
$80

Securing grants for your nonprofit organization requires a sound proposal. Learn the basics of preparing grant proposals or sharpen your intermediate skills through a step-by-step approach to the process.

From developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides an outline to use to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will be introduced to logic models to help them develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal. They will also learn to develop meaningful content for full proposals, letters of intent/inquiry, and online grant applications as well a post-award reporting.

The intended topics covered in this workshop are as follows:

  • Grants as part of the fundraising plan
  • Preparing the proposal idea including SMART goals and objectives
  • Outlines for full grant proposals and letters of intent/inquiry
  • Examining reasons for proposal rejection
  • Exploring rules of grant management

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify projects or programs within their organization that have the potential to receive a grant award
  • Articulate a community needs statement that reflects the local problem supported by statistical data and cited sources
  • Compose a program description based on best practice models
  • Create SMART goals, objectives, and outcomes
  • Produce an accurate budget and supportive budget narrative
  • Recite the five basic attachments to include with every proposal

This workshop provides learning opportunities for novice and intermediate (2 to 3 years) grant seekers.

Presenter

Diane Gedeon-Martin is a nationally recognized grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer in the area of grants and grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. She started her company The Write Source, LLC in 1993 and has a current roster of 277 nonprofit clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. Diane helps her clients achieve their goals by winning grants ranging from $5,000 to $5.0 million. In fact, she specializes in preparing government grant proposals.

Based in Connecticut, Diane is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer reaching over 20,000 people through her grant-seeking workshops and conference sessions. Her dedication to the field is evident in the way she speaks about the grant seeking process; her enthusiasm is contagious! In 2015, she retired after 14 years as an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she taught and co-developed the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. Her other faculty appointments include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (The Alliance), and Philanthropy Massachusetts. She frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences including those hosted by the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), statewide resource centers, and a number venues hosted by nonprofit organizations. In 2010, she became a certified Master Trainer through the AFP Faculty Training Academy.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

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