WORKSHOP SERIES: GRANTS 1, 2, 3
March 1, 15, and 29, 2022
**Please note you must register for each session separately**
Securing funding is one of the most important tasks for any nonprofit. With several ways to obtain needed dollars, many organizations will look to applying for grants as one stream of revenue.
Join us for three engaging and informative training sessions with exceptional presenters covering the full trajectory of the grant funding process. Pick and choose which topics mean the most to you, or enjoy the benefit of all three!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Session #1: Should We Apply? Can We Afford to Apply?
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 9am
Presenter: Melinda Booth, Executive Director, South Yuba River Citizens League
Your time is the most valuable asset your organization has. Knowing if your organization and program area is a good fit for a funder before applying is essential. Additionally, understanding the responsibility and administrative logistics that come along with accepting hard-earned grant funds can be complex. This 90-minute online workshop will explore some of these complexities and provide practical resources and decision-making tools to help identify if a grant opportunity is appropriate for your organization to pursue and/or accept. Topics covered include: properly vetting a grant opportunity, the “real cost” of grants, contingency funds, and financially encumbering your organization.
Suggested Participants: Staff or members of any organization looking to assess readiness for proposal submission, including but not limited to: Executive Directors, Development Directors and/or staff and volunteers.
Session #2: Basics of Application Writing
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 9am
Presenter: Julie Pokrandt, Development Director, South Yuba River Citizens League
To be competitive in the grant world the funder must be an excellent fit for the organization’s mission and specific program goals. Then, one has to effectively communicate that fit in a way that follows the funder’s guidelines and specifically addresses their questions. Often, that is easier said than done, especially with the variety of questions proposals may ask and answer length restrictions. This 90 minute workshop will address the need to specifically follow prompts, the value of clearly communicating purpose, goals, objectives and outcomes as well as tips and tricks for dos and don’ts. Also addressed will be some de-mystification around budgets and budget narratives.
Suggested Participants: Staff or members of any organization looking to sharpen their skills for or begin to understand proposal writing: including but not limited to: Executive Directors, Development Directors and/or staff and volunteers.
Session #3: We Got the Grant, Now What?
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 9am
Presenter: Sandra Barrington, CFRE, Associate Director, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Congratulations, they said YES! But getting the grant is just the beginning. Ideally, this first yes will turn into a long and fruitful relationship–you’re helping a funder achieve their goals in addition to them helping you. Stewarding that funder as you would a valued donor is essential to creating that positive, long-term relationship–explore how in this 90 minute online workshop. Delivering on your programmatic promises is one way to do that–we’ll explore best practices for multi-year grant fund management to ensure you can continue to deliver, even into years two, three, and beyond with strong financial planning. But often equally as important is proper invoicing, as well as timely and compelling reporting.
Suggested Participants: Staff or members of any organization looking to broaden understanding of stewarding funders and grant dollars, including but not limited to: Executive Directors, Development Directors and/or staff and volunteers.
Cost: Free, thanks to our generous 2022 Nonprofit Initiative sponsors