Guide to Finding and Getting Grants
This step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning, research tools, writing, submission process and the funder-grantee relationship. Discussion will include how to define funding needs, what types of grants exist and how they differ, how to conduct funding research, steps in writing a solid proposal, essential components of the grant package, how to approach different types of funders and how to match your requests to grant maker interests and what to do after the decision. Emphasis will be on determining which grant opportunities best match your organization’s programs so that you can focus your energy on preparing clear and compelling proposals that are most likely to succeed. Get tips on how to make your request stand out among multiple submissions to reviewers who may have little familiarity with your organization, ensuring that your proposal tells a persuasive story, while sharing all the information the funder needs to assess it. As you hone your grantsmanship skills, you’ll get valuable resources that will aid you in maximizing this potentially powerful stream in your fundraising mix.
Audience: Executive directors, development staff (especially those new to the field), program staff, board members
Certificate Programs: Fundraising
Date: November 15th, 2017
Location: Duane Morris
Address: 30 South 17th Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, a consulting firm that collaborates with nonprofits to solve management challenges, inspire people to participate and enhance an organization’s ability to carry out its mission. Her practice focuses on strategic planning fundraising and board development projects. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including performing arts groups, libraries and public television. She earned her MA in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and her BA in Theatre at Smith College.