Grant Writing Workshop

Lincoln County Commission and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop for beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges, and universities.

Day 1 will cover:

  • Understanding the critical difference between organizational needs and the needs of the community.
  • Research, measure, and objectively articulate the community need to be addressed with the proposed grant.
  • Measuring impacts and defining success now.
  • Developing your credibility as an applicant.
  • Presenting and justifying your method for addressing the need; why you've chosen this method over other possible methods; overcoming the inherently subjective nature of methods.

Day 2 will cover:

  • Developing your plan for grant evaluation, both subjective and objective; integrating your plan with the grant maker's required evaluation and reporting system.
  • Developing a budget and analyzing cash flow; indirect and administrative cost caps; determining if you can afford to get this grant before submitting an application; 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 proposal team work load before the RFP is released.
  • Dissecting the RFP; researching enabling legislation; understanding the "spirit and intent" of the grant program; technical assistance contacts and the need for open and honest communication.

Nonprofits receive the special tuition rate of $425 ($30 off the full cost) which includes two days of instruction, workbook, and access to the Alumni Forum full of tools, helpful discussions, and 200+ sample grant proposals; use the discount code NPO at registration. Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person. Discounts for Grant Writing USA alumni and nonprofits are also available.

CEU and universty credit is available.

Register now.

Event Date(s): 
Monday, July 18, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
James W. Warren Citizens Center
115 W Main St
Lincolnton, NC 28092
United States