NEW Workshop: Grant Writing Essentials

Dates: Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 14, 21, 28 (all Wednesdays), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Individual Modules $65 per / Package Price (6 modules) $299
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All participants should have an idea for a new or existing project or program that:
  • Their organization is seeking grant funding for; and
  • They have a reasonable understanding of the operation of the project or program.

October 17, 2018: Module 1 – Starting with the End in Mind

Understand the in’s and out’s of Project Logic Models – Inputs, Outputs and most importantly Outcomes! In addition, learn to develop a project timeline and program evaluation tools for outcome measurement.

October 24, 2018: Module 2 – Unlocking Your Funding Potential

Learn about the different types of funding available and how to find the appropriate funder for your agency’s needs.

October 31, 2018: Module 3- Crafting a Compelling Story

Review the components of most grant applications. Learn to describe the need for the program/project in the community.

November 14, 2018: Module 4 – Making Sense of the Dollars

Review program expenses and revenues, differentiate between indirect and direct costs, understand how to value-in-kind contributions, calculate matching funds and assess your program sustainability capacity.

November 21, 2018: Module 5 – Cultivating Lasting Relationships

Understand the importance of funders’ guidelines, explore effective project partners and how to obtain letters of support, improve participant impact stories and testimonials, and discover alternative opportunities to engage with your funder.

November 28, 2018: Module 6 – Packaging a Professional Submission

This workshop requires participants to bring a draft grant application that is close to completion for feedback and review. Explore common grant proposal pitfalls, ensure compliance with funder expectations, engage in peer review of your grant proposal for feedback and fine-tuning.
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