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
Register here

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.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • 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.

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