A hands-on workshop course
Course Description: A step by step hands on course that covers all the necessary aspects of writing a successful grant including the researching of funders, building, organizing and customizing proposals. Course material includes a preparation checklist, a glossary of terms, information on finding funders by type, sample proposals, letters and budgets.
This course is appropriate for anyone from independent grant writers to large organizations. We encourage you to bring your current grant projects with you.
Overview of the Grant Writing Process - essential terminology, models of successful proposals, the seven elements of writing a great proposal, and the importance of preparation.
Identifying Needs and Focus - identify the needs of your organization, community and population being served, planning ahead for implementation.
Finding Funding Sources - researching available grants, collecting information about funders and how they evaluate proposals, the five primary types of funders: government, foundations, corporate, individuals, and alternative, matching grant and project
Developing General Proposals and Budgets - making pre-proposal contact with potential funders, submiting query letters, writing a fundable plan, making projects attractive to funders
Preparing and Submitting Specific Proposals - creating a timeline, understanding grant guidelines and formal applications, compiling grant applications, the first draft, quality review and evaluation, assembling supporting data, packaging and submission, best practices - include key words, proof carefully, submit at least ten days before deadline, etc.
Responding to the Decision - thank you regardless of result, asking for feedback to improve future proposals, re-applying (the three submission approach)
Grant Reporting - follow-up after reward, implementation, filing reports to funder, preparing for the next project
Open to all - members and non-members, businesses and individuals, and those both inside and outside of Bucks County.
Non-members receive a $25 credit towards membership; Members receive a $25 credit towards annual renewal.
This is a hands on class. Please bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or tablet to the class.
Because class size is limited, you must pre-register or this course.
Newtown, PA 18940
Monday, May 8, 2017
Wegmans (Upper Level)
1405 Main St.
Warrington, PA 18976
Monday, June 5, 2017
34 S. Sycamore St.
Newtown, PA 18940
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