Although 85 percent of US contributions to nonprofit organizations comes from individuals, foundations and corporations are important complements to fundraising efforts. This course will help participants learn how to fund their unique activities as well as impart effective grant writing and reporting skills. They will also learn how to identify foundations willing to fund their organization’s projects and programs.
The entire Principles of Fundraising series of classes are specifically designed for novice to intermediate fund development personnel, executive directors, board members, volunteers, and those considering starting a nonprofit organization. Corporate and Foundation Grant Seeking is the third session of a five-part series.
The Principles of Fundraising was developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Connecticut Chapter in 2008. Now in its 10th year, this program continues to provide high-caliber, basic-skills development in the art and science of fundraising for nonprofits through five introductory-level, half-day workshops focusing on theory and practice taught by members of AFP who are experts in their respective fields. All of the workshops are designed to help new and established nonprofit organizations raise money more effectively and efficiently.
THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED FOR FALL 2018. WE WILL OFFER IT SPRING 2019 AT THE SAME LOCATION. WATCH FOR UPDATES.
Learn the basics of researching and preparing grant proposals or sharpen your intermediate skills through a step-by-step approach to the process. From identifying a match with the giving priorities of grantmakers to developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides most everything you will need to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Become familiar with the different formats required by funders and understand the protocol for grants management.
- Understand the proposal process
- Tools to research grantmakers
- Prepare the proposal idea
- Receive an outline to develop a proposal template
- Examine the reasons for proposal rejection
- Explore rules of grant management
To register, contact Berkshire Community College.
Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving an award. Competition for grants continue to grow as government funding dwindles. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grant-seeking skills by making your proposal more competitive.
From logic models to making your case for support using 2,000 or less characters, this workshop will help you prepare successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government. There will be a discussion on the use of Gantt and PERT charts and other visual aids to help reviewers quickly understand the intent of your proposed project. You will also learn techniques to use when preparing proposals to obtain grants for capacity-building projects and capital campaigns.
This workshop is all about improving on the skills already developed, shedding old attitudes, and learning new techniques to make grant proposals more competitive. Ideal participants will be those with two or more years of experience preparing grant proposals. They will have an understanding how to develop a strong needs statement, goals and outcomes, evaluation strategies, and the budget and justification for the project/program they propose.
Participants will learn the following:
- Understand the current giving trends of foundations, corporations, and government agencies
- Analyze request for proposals (RFPs) to determine a fit with your proposed project
- Prepare reviewer friendly proposals
- Formulate strategies to develop proposals for special projects, capacity-building efforts, and capital campaigns
- Learn techniques to apply for a multi-year or million-dollar grant
Register online at Associated Grant Makers of Massachusetts