The Wake County Sheriff's Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop for beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies, nonprofits, and educational institutions to learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.
- Understand the critical difference between organizational needs and the needs of the community.
- Develop your credibility as an applicant.
- Research, measure, and objectively articulate the community need to be addressed with the proposed grant.
- Measure impacts and define success now.
- Present and justify your method for addressing the need, why you've chosen this method over other possible methods, overcoming the inherently subjective nature of methods.
- Develop your plan for grant evaluation, both subjective and objective; integrate your plan with the grant maker's required evaluation and reporting system.
- Develop a budget and analyze cash flow; indirect and administrative cost caps; determine if you can afford to get this grant before submitting an application.
- Summarizing your request for that impossibly small summary opportunity on the standard federal cover page or, the one/two page foundation request.
- Locate and track relevant grant opportunities from federal, state, and local government sources, private foundations, and corporate giving programs.
- Allocate and forecast proposal team work load before the RFP is released.
- Dissect the RFP, research enabling legislation; understand the "spirit and intent" of the grant program.
Continuing education credits are available.
Seating is extremely limited to accommodate social distancing. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment. Nonprofits can register for the discounted tuition rate of $425 (use discount code NPO) which includes: two days of instruction and discussion, workbook, access to the Alumni Forum full of tools, 200+ sample grant proposals. Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person. Discounts for Grant Writing USA alumni are also available.