The Wake County Sheriff's Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop on finding and writing grants. Beginning to experienced grant writers are encouraged to attend.
- Understanding the critical difference between organizational needs and the needs of the community.
- Developing your credibility as an applicant.
- Researching, measuring, and objectively articulating the community need to be addressed with the proposed grant.
- Measuring impacts and defining success now.
- Presenting and justifying your method for addressing the need, why you've chosen this method over other possible methods, and overcoming the inherently subjective nature of methods.
- Developing your plan for grant evaluation, both subjective and objective, and integrating your plan with the grant maker's required evaluation and reporting system.
- Developing a budget and analyzing cash flow and indirect and admin cost caps.
- Determining if you can afford to get this grant before submitting an application, and collaborating with your fiscal affairs, grants managers, and leadership.
- Summarizing your request for that impossibly small summary opportunity on the standard federal cover page or the one/two page foundation request.
- Locating and tracking relevant grant opportunities from federal, state, and local government sources, private foundations, and corporate giving programs.
- Allocating and forecasting staff work load before the RFP is released.
- Dissecting the RFP, researching enabling legislation, understanding the "spirit and intent" of the grant program, and technical assistance contacts and the need for open and honest communication.
Nonprofit receive a discounted tuition rate of $425 (use discount code NCNPO) that includes: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to Grant Writing USA's Alumni Forum full of tools, helpful discussions, and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Note: lunch both days is on your own.
Seating is limited and registration is required; tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.