Grant Writing Workshop

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop for beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities.

Day one will cover:

  • 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.
  • Presenting and justifying your method for addressing the need including why you’ve chosen this method over other possible methods and overcoming the inherently subjective nature of methods. 

Day two will cover:

  • 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; indirect and admin 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.

Tuition is $495. Nonprofits receive a $30 discount with the code NPO. Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person. Tuition includes two days of instruction, workbook, and access to the Alumni Forum full of tools, helpful discussions, and sample grant proposals. Lunch is on your own both days from 12 noon-1:20 pm.

Register now.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 9:00am to 4:00pm
$495 (nonprofit and group discounts available)
The Fire Fighters Hall, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management
500 Dalton Ave
Charlotte, NC 28206
United States