The U.S. government awarded $1.833 billion in grants to qualified nonprofits and institutions of higher education in 2018. Of the 98,799 grant recipients, approximately 1.0 million more received rejection notices. Is your organization ready to compete for future federal grants opportunities? Erase the complexity and confusion often associated with federal grants. Rather than relying on corporate or foundation giving, it may be time to seek out potential federal grants.
The training objectives of this workshop are as follows:
- Demystify the process of seeking federal grants for single awards of $50,000 to multi-year requests of $1.0 million or more
- Learn to carefully review federal opportunity announcements (FOAs) to understand what the government wants to fund
- Plan ahead for future publication of available federal grants through online resources
- Understand the process of preparing an average 40-page, single-spaced proposal narrative in less than 15 business days
- Learn how peer reviewers score your proposal
This session is part of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2019 Conference. Please see their website for more information.
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Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support for their new or existing programs, capital campaigns, capacity-building efforts, equipment purchases, research, or special projects but fall short in receiving an award. Competition for grants from foundations and corporations continues to grow as government funding dwindles. Learn how to identify grant opportunities for your organization as well as prepare proposals that get the attention of grantmakers. This workshop provides not only tools and resources but also a proposal outline to prepare comprehensive, concise, and competitive grant applications.
The entire Principles of Fundraising series of five workshops are specifically designed for novice to intermediate fund development personnel, executive directors, board members, volunteers, and those considering starting a nonprofit organization. Grants from Foundations and Corporations 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 11th 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.
If you want to register for just this workshop or the entire five-part series of the Principles of Fundraising for spring 2020, please leave your name and contact information on the link found on the event webpage.
Securing grants for your nonprofit organization requires a sound proposal. Learn the basics of preparing grant proposals or sharpen your intermediate skills through a step-by-step approach to the process.
From developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides an outline to use to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will be introduced to logic models to help them develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal. They will also learn to develop meaningful content for full proposals, letters of intent/inquiry, and online grant applications as well a post-award reporting.
The topics covered in this workshop are as follows:
- Grants as part of the fundraising plan
- Preparing the proposal idea including SMART goals and objectives
- Outlines for full grant proposals and letters of intent/inquiry
- Examining reasons for proposal rejection
- Exploring rules of grant management
To register, contact Philanthropy Massachusetts.
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 Philanthropy Massachusetts.