Grant Writing Boot Camp | 3-Part Series
Grant funding is competitive, and with ever-evolving donor strategies, it's important to know how to find the funding opportunities that are the best fit for you, how to maximize your case for support in every portion of the grant application, and strategies to maximize your time efficiency.
If you're ready to shake off the grant writing dust and reinvigorate your skills, join Xavier Hankins, Chief Development Officer for Literacy KC, for a 3-part workshop. During this series, you will gain practical skills that you can implement right away and have opportunities to workshop and network with other grant writers.
- June 6 - Prospecting Potential Grant: Grant research consists of two effective practices: analyzing various foundations' grant cycles and managing your organization's applications for each foundation. Grant prospecting is often the most complex and time-consuming aspect of developing your grant proposal. Learn how to identify and evaluate funding opportunities based on the organization's or project's specific needs and goals, as well as determining eligibility criteria, application requirements, and deadlines for each potential grant.
- June 13 - Anatomy of A Grant Proposal: The grant proposal outlines the project details, budget, expected outcomes, and more! Overall, a well-crafted grant proposal should be persuasive and well-structured and give the funding agency or institution a clear understanding of your program's objectives, potential impact, and feasibility. During this session, you'll learn new tips to give each portion of your proposal a competitive edge.
- June 20 - Tips of Successful Grant Writing: Grant writing is complex, with many requirements and rules that sometimes change frequently. This last session will share some tips to help you navigate requirements more effectively, help you understand the best practices and strategies, help you optimize your time and resources to write a proposal efficiently, and help you improve your chances of securing funding by creating a solid and compelling proposition.
- Three 90 minute sessions, held weekly:
- Tuesday, 6/6 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday, 6/13 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday, 6/20 | 2:30 - 4:00PM
- Sessions will be in person at Nonprofit Connect's new office.
- Your registration is for all three sessions.
Xavier Hankins is a veteran nonprofit leader, serving in various public service positions, such as the Assistant Director of the K.C.K.H.A. Public Housing Department, as a Community Support Specialist for Wyandotte Mental Health Center, a Grants & Development Manager at G.I.F.T., and currently as the Chief Development Officer at Literacy KC. Xavier is skilled in donor cultivation, special events, corporate & foundation relationships, and grant writing.
In addition to leading the development team at Literacy KC, Xavier is the owner of Innovative Pathways, a company dedicated to helping small businesses in their pursuit of finding sustainable funding, as well as the co-owner of a women's networking group called Brown Sugar Collective that supports women of color in their dream of becoming the best version of themselves.
She holds degrees in Sociology and French as well as a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas.
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Date and Time
Tuesday Jun 6, 2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Three sessions, each from
2:30 - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday, June 6
- Tuesday, June 13
- Tuesday, June 20
Nonprofit Connect - NEW OFFICE
1703 Wyandotte, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108
Ample street parking is available and highly encouraged. If needed, you may park in the Webster Garage to the north of our office. We can validate your parking ticket.
$90 - Members
$175 - Nonmembers
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