Upcoming Workshop: Grant Writing Essentials 2020 – POSTPONED

Upcoming Workshop: Grant Writing Essentials 2020 – POSTPONED


Dates: Postponed until further notice
Location: TBA
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price $299
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About the Course

This 6-module course covers the typical questions asked in grant applications. The full course content will help you:
  • Work with logic models
  • Learn about different types of funders, funding and funding search tools
  • Craft completing stories
  • Prepare budgets and assess the sustainability
  • Explore funder guidelines and priorities and types of partnerships
  • Practise plain language writing and use of donor tracking tools.

All participants should have an idea for a new or existing project or program that:
  • Their organization is seeking grant funding for;
  • A potential funder need not be identified before attending; and
  • They have a reasonable understanding of the operation of the project or program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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