This 2-day workshop presented by New Hanover County Emergency Management and Grant Writing USA is designed for beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities to help you learn how to find funding sources 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; define success now.
- Present and justify your method for addressing the need, why you've chosen this method over other possible methods, and 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; collaborate with your fiscal affairs, grants managers, and leadership.
- Summarize 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; technical assistance contacts and the need for open and honest communication.
Nonprofit staff and community partners receive a special tuition rate of $425 ($30 off full price) that includes two days of instruction, workbook, and access to Grant Writing USA's Alumni Forum of tools, helpful discussions, and 200+ sample grant proposals; use the discount code NPO. Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person. Discounts for Grant Writing USA alumni and nonprofits are also available.
COVID Guidelines: Local health and safety guidelines will be followed. This class is being held in a large room, and enrollment is limited to ensure proper distancing. Masks and physical distancing are required. If you don't bring a mask one will be provided. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will also be available.