Dates: Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, May 1 – June 5, 2019 (6 consecutive Wednesday mornings)
Location: BDO Boardroom, Landmark 6, #400 – 1631 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price $299
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.
May 1: 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.
May 8: 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.
May 15: 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.
May 22: 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.
May 29: 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.
June 5: 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.