This full-day workshop will cover basic grant writing, the seven elements of proposals, customizing proposals to the granting organization, developing relationships with donors, grant management, and grant research. You will also hear real stories from the nonprofit world, do’s and don’ts of grant writing, discuss successfully funded proposals, and leave with the skill set to begin writing quality grant applications, including:
- Determining if your organization is prepared to begin applying for grant funding.
- Understanding the need for grant research and the questions that should be answered before searching for grant prospects.
- Determining what size grants your organization can realistically manage and that meet your organization's needs.
- Identifing the different ways to conduct grant research and connecting your results to the appropriate types of projects or services.
- Understanding the 7 major elements of most grant proposals.
- Knowing the differences between local, state, and federal grants.
- Explaining the characteristics of a good prospect.
- Learning what to do once good prospects are identified via 990s, websites, and more.
- Learning how to use free online database to find the prospects who want to fund what you do.