Grant Writing: 2 day Symposium

Posted by on February 07, 2011

Grant Writing: 2 day Symposium

If you’re looking for additional funding but have limited time or experience with writing grant proposals, then this workshop is for you. In this two day course you’ll learn common grant components and tips for success from a seasoned grant writer/reviewer.

You will be given guidance on searching for funding opportunities and will begin writing your own proposal with peer review and instructor feedback. Both novice and experienced grant writers will benefit from the collaborative, supportive, and insightful instructional format.

Also included, tips to develop skills for building partnerships, resolving community needs, and developing community support.

You’ll leave with the confidence that you CAN write a grant!

Recommendation: Bring your own laptop for a more personalized experience.

Course Outline:
– Overview of the grant process
– Different types of funding require different types of approaches
– Review of standard RFP sections
– Planning and project development tips
– Searching for funding
– Using a Logic Model as a planning tool
– Suggestions for successful proposal writing
– Peer and Instructor review

Lunch will be provided

Fee: $250

Date: Friday March 4, 2011 & Friday March 11, 2011

Time: 10:00 to 2:30 PM
Please arrive promptly to begin the workshop at 10 AM.

Location: NJSACC Office located at:
170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

(Located in the bell tower of the First Baptist Church of Westfield, NJ)

Registration is due by: February 25, 2010

Trainer: Jane Sharp
My first grant proposal was drafted on notebook paper in 1985 and submitted to a secretary to type on a typewriter. That proposal was successful, and while technology has changed quite a bit since then, the strategies for success haven’t. It’s still just a matter of finding a funder whose objectives are compatible with your situation, selecting a strategy for effectively communicating your ideas, and carefully following the instructions from the funder. This sounds simple, but after years of professionally reviewing grant proposals, I’m still amazed at how many people completely miss their mark.

Over the past 25 years I have written grants, reviewed grants, written RFPs (Requests for Proposals) for state government, monitored state contracts, and evaluated local programs. I provide professional research and grant writing services and develop logic models that can be used as templates for multiple grant proposals. My passion, though, is teaching others how to write successful grants for themselves.

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