Skills and Strategies to Write Effective Grant Proposals
Tuesday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:ooam - 4:00pm on both days
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This 2-day training presents an in-depth exploration of the grant proposal development process from start to finish. The workshops will feature both lecture sessions and hands-on activities. To receive certification, upon completion, participants will be required to successfully complete an online exam and submit a completed grant proposal outline.
This training addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to proposal development, identification of the appropriate funding agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers.
During the 2-day training, participants will be tasked with completing a sample grant application outline, respective to career field of service.
Identifying Appropriate Funding Opportunities and Funders
Understanding Proposal Submission Guidelines
Introduction to Writing a Competitive Proposal
Reviewing a Grant Application
Writing Exercises: Statement of Need, Program Description, Program Evaluation, Organizational Background, and Budget
Identify appropriate grant opportunities and prospective funders
Develop the content for a competitive grant proposal
Effectively write a grant proposal
Prerequisite: Attended Grants 101 or other introductory grant writing training, and/or earned at least an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree. (Email supporting documents to Anna Kallschmidt- firstname.lastname@example.org ).
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Catherine Raymond, Ph.D.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Catherine Raymond has assisted numerous organizations to effectively plan for their organizational future as well as to plan, implement, and evaluate their programs and services. She focuses in the areas of arts & culture, education/STEM, environment, human services, and youth development. Throughout her career she has developed extensive expertise in writing award-winning grant proposals for many nonprofit organizations. In addition to her grants development work Dr. Raymond assists nonprofits in areas of strategic planning and program development and evaluation and has taught courses on these topics at Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami. She has a Ph.D. in Public Affairs (with a focus on nonprofit management and capacity building) as well as a M.S. in Adult Education/Human Resource Development, both from FIU. Her undergraduate degree is from Cornell University in Microbiology.