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Grant Writing Essentials (Virtual)
October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 9 November 2021
Limited resources are the norm for non-profit organizations. During the pandemic, many organizations have had even less to work with to meet increased needs in the community. KCR and our team of local fund development specialists can help you during this six-module course. Come build your skills and write your next grant during the course!
From Logic Models to Telling a Compelling Story, to Making Sense of the Dollars and Packaging a Professional Submission, this course will help you bring in the dollars for your organization.
All participants should have an idea for a new or existing project or program that:
- Their organization is seeking grant funding for; and
- They have a reasonable understanding of the operation of the project or program.
Module 1 – Starting with the End in Mind
Understand the in’s and out’s of Project Logic Models – Inputs, Outputs and most importantly Outcomes! In addition, learn to develop a project timeline and program evaluation tools for outcome measurement.
Module 2 – Unlocking Your Funding Potential
Learn about the different types of funding available and how to find the appropriate funder for your agency’s needs.
Module 3 – Crafting a Compelling Story
Review the components of most grant applications. Learn to describe the need for the program/project in the community.
Module 4 – Making Sense of the Dollars
Review program expenses and revenues differentiate between indirect and direct costs, understand how to value-in-kind contributions, calculate matching funds and assess your program sustainability capacity.
Module 5 – Cultivating Lasting Relationships
Understand the importance of funders’ guidelines, explore effective project partners and how to obtain letters of support, improve participant impact stories and testimonials, and discover alternative opportunities to engage with your funder.
Module 6 – Packaging a Professional Submission
This workshop requires participants to bring a draft grant application that is close to completion for feedback and review. Explore common grant proposal pitfalls, ensure compliance with funder expectations, engage in peer review of your grant proposal for feedback and fine-tuning.