Length: 3 hours, Price: $95
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This comprehensive class will teach you the essentials of researching and applying for grants. The class consists of five sections:
1. Evaluating your Needs
In order to identify grant opportunities that are appropriate for you or your organization, you must first evaluate the nature of your funding needs so that you can match those needs to potential grant opportunities. This section consists of a self-evaluation exercise designed to identify any issues that can effect your eligibility and success in applying for grant funding.
2. General Fundraising
Grant writing is a form of fundraising and must be understood in the context of fundraising as a whole. This section provides an overview of best practices in all the major types of fundraising including grants.
3. Finding Grants
There are two fundamental types of grants: government and private. Government grants are awarded at the federal, state and local levels. Private grants are awarded by corporate foundations, family foundations, charitable foundations and endowments, among others. This section explores all the major databases that can be used to find both government and private grant opportunities.
4. Grant Applications & Proposals
Applying for a grant is often called “grant writing” because grant applications generally require the writing of a grant proposal. This section details the different parts of a typical grant application and the best practices in writing each section of a grant proposal.
5. Grant Management & Follow-up Steps
This section covers two items: what to do if your grant application is successful and what to do if your grant application is unsuccessful. If awarded a grant, you may be required to meet certain reporting requirements – procedures that grant recipients must follow to ensure that the grant money is used correctly. If you are not awarded a grant, there are certain follow-up steps that can help make your next try more successful.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Course materials include a list of all the major grant databases, a preparation checklist, a glossary of terms, and samples of applications, proposals, query letters, timelines and budgets.
All sessions of this class are currently virtual. Participation is easy. All you need is a phone and an internet connection; we will do the rest.
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