Placer Community Foundation invites Placer County nonprofits to attend our next Nonprofit Initiative training:
Grants: A Primer for Boards and Grant Writers
Tuesday, February 25, 9 am-12 pm
Placer County Office of Education’s Nobili Room, 365 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603
Presenter: Carla Holtzclaw, local grant writer with decades of experience
Successfully obtaining and implementing grants begins and ends with leadership. This training focuses first on decisions a Board must consider prior to seeking grants. We will then review the grant scoring process, the components that must be addressed in a grant proposal as well as the critical steps that must be taken beyond implementation. The session will end with each non-profit drafting an opening “hook” – the compelling reason why your grant proposal must be funded.
- Understand the impact and changes grants will make to a philanthropic organization so that Boards can decide whether or not grants are a viable funding source.
- Learn what grant readers look for and how proposals are scored.
- Learn how to effectively tell their story, including conducting the needs assessment and evaluation.
- Learn how to build their budgets and create ongoing funding streams.
- Learn what needs to happen after a grant is funded in order to establish a positive reputation and strong relationships with funders.
- Leave with their own draft opening paragraph, AKA The Hook.
Suggested participants: Board Members, Executive Directors and grant writers/aspiring grant writers.