There is a common perception that grant writers spend their days huddled behind a laptop, working silently and alone. Yet, we know that there is a lot grant writers can learn from one another.
Join Nonprofit Connect's inaugural Grant Writing Roundup to gain best practices and connect with your grant peers. This 3-part series is ideal for anyone who works with grants, regardless of experience.
Part 1: Building relationships with grant makers & assessing fit.
Too often, grant makers rely on "what we applied for last year" to set their priorities. Funding relationships are dynamic and there are steps grant writers can take to ensure you focus on the most likely funding opportunities. Learn to build relationships that connect your mission to the grantmaker's priorities for lasting partnerships.
Part 2: Structuring for success.
From incorporating logic models into your proposal structure to adopting a consistent file naming convention for your internal documents, there are several things grant writers can do to be organized and prepared for success. This session provides time for peer discussion to learn what works well at other organizations.
Part 3: Copy Writing 101 & Group Writing Activities.
How can you tell a compelling, emotional, and data-driven story in 150 words or less? Grant Writers must communicate technical information in a succinct, accurate, and way. This session will highlight proven copy writing techniques and give participants an opportunity to have their writing workshopped by their peers.
In addition to three live, one hour sessions, participants in this series will be provided with 3 hours of on-demand trainings to help hone your grant craft.
This is a program of the grant writing series.
is the Director of Learning at Nonprofit Connect. In this role, she partners with national and community experts to provide training, leads roundtables, and is always happy to connect you to the on-demand resources you need to do your nonprofit job well. Previously, she secured more than $4.1 million in grant funding and managed a grant portfolio totaling more than $8 million for Water.org.
is the Director of Development for Youth Guidance-Kansas City. She has over 20 years' experience in grant writing, fund development, and training. She has won over $100 million dollars in grants, contracts, and loans, and conducted 100s of funding workshops at schools, colleges, and community organizations nationally. She also serves as Adjunct Grant Writing Professor at Johnson County Community College and formerly served as the lead District Grant Writer for Kansas City Public Schools.
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