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.
Diane Gedeon-Martin is a nationally recognized grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer in the area of grants and grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. For more than 25 years, she has trained 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!
For 13 years, she was a member of the faculty of the former Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits, now renamed The Alliance after a merger) where she conducted several grant-seeking workshops annually including the popular two-day, semi-annual Grant Proposal Certificate Series. In 2015, she retired from the her position as an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School (TFRS) at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she not only taught for 14 years but also co-developed the curriculum for the Preparing Successful Grant Proposals course.
Diane is a certified Master Trainer through the Faculty Training Academy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International. She is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences including six consecutive AFP International Conferences, an AFP International Audioconference, and several Grant Professionals Association (GPA) regional and national conferences. In 2017, she was the keynote speaker at the New England (NE) GPA regional conference.