Two-Day Professional Grant Development

Grant Training Center Arlington, VA
Dec 09 - Dec 10, 2019
8:30a - 4:30p
$595.00

Our comprehensive workshop covers the diversity of donors, key search engines, and converting ideas into fundable projects or research. After the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the world of grant procurement, identify the critical sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that propels your project or research beyond other submissions. You will also understand the diversity of the funding community and how to respond to various guidelines.

The training addresses the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including: needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation, key personnel, and budgets. Our instructors will engage you in interactive exercises, writing, lectures, and discussions to better understand how to research, write, and develop your specific project.

Our curriculum targets:

  • Beginners seeking to acquire the techniques to research and draft grant-winning proposals for various funders
  • Experienced grant writers looking to polish existing skills and receive updates about funding trends

You will learn how to:

  • Comprehend the diversity of the funding community
  • Research and identify potential donors
  • Create the right fit with the selected funding agency
  • Address the guidelines of proposals
  • Identify and effectively write the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
  • Develop focused and realistic budgets
  • Package a professional grant submission
  • Write winning grants that stand out among competition

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Dr. Mathilda Harris (Tillie) is the Executive Director of the Grant Training Center. During the past twenty five years she has written grants, conducted workshops on grant planning, developed strategic plans on grant procurement and assisted individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully write and receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multi-lateral donors. She has served as a reader and evaluator of grant competitions for the U.S. Department of Education, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

She holds a doctorate from The George Washington University (Washington, DC), an M.A. from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon) and a B.S. from the University of California (Berkeley).

Day One
8:30 am -9:00 amIntroduction
9:00 am -10:00 amOverview of materials
10:00 am -11:10 amIntroduction to the Grant Writing Process
11:10 am -12:00 pmIntroduction to Grant Writing – PowerPoint
12:00 pm -1:00 pmLunch - On Your Own
1:00 pm -1:30 pmThe Writing Process: Letters of Inquiry
1:30 pm -2:45 pmStatement of Need/Significance
2:45 pm -3:15 pmBasic Proposal Elements - Goals
3:15 pm -4:15 pmBasic Proposal Elements - Objectives
4:15 pm -4:30 pmSummary, Q&A, and Next Steps
Day Two
8:30 am -9:00 amOverview of today's activities
9:00 am -9:45 amBasic Proposal Elements: Activities
9:45 am -10:30 amBasic Proposal Elements: Timelines and Personnel
10:30 am -11:00 amBasic Proposal Elements: Outcomes and the Logic Model
11:00 am -12:00 pmBasic Proposal Elements: Resources
12:00 pm -1:00 pmLunch - On Your Own
1:00 pm -1:30 amBasic Proposal Elements: Evaluation
1:30 pm -2:45 pmParticipants review proposals
2:45 pm -3:15 pmDiscussion of scoring and reasons for funding or not funding
3:15 pm -4:15 pmPresent and discuss individual one-page abstract with group
4:15 pm -4:30 pmSummary, Q&A, and Next Steps

Preparing for the Workshop

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop. Having a specific project in mind will help you better understand the various proposal components presented during the course. Consider potential funders, such as a foundation, a local, state, or federal agency, a corporation, and/or individuals.

If you decide to develop a proposal during the workshop, consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. What is the need of your project?
  2. What is the significance of your project?
  3. How will you budget your proposal?
  4. What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?

What to Bring

  • Laptop and charger - All workshop materials will be supplied via USB drive and email. Many will be in PDF format.
  • Power strip or Extension cord
  • Organizational or Institution Information - A brief description and/or the mission statement; current strategic plan of your institution; any materials that could be helpful in defining the needs of your organization
  • Proposals - Current, planned, or past; funded or unfunded; requests for proposals; review or judging criteria; reviewers' comments or critiques
  • Paper and pens for note taking

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Grant Training Center (GTC) has the sole and absolute discretion to reschedule and cancel all workshops. In the event of such a cancellation, GTC will attempt to notify attendees two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If a participant has paid for the cancelled workshop and is unable to attend the rescheduled session, he/she will receive either a refund or a credit toward a future workshop. If we do not hear from the attendee within 30 days, they will not be able to receive a refund.

In no event shall GTC be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or GTC’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. Participants should contact GTC prior to making travel arrangements to ensure the workshop is taking place.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, GTC must be notified at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel less than seven business days prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive credit for a future workshop, which is valid for one (1) year.

Force Majeure: If a workshop is canceled due to reasons of Act of God or nature, war, riot, strike, or labor dispute, the cancellation policy will not apply and the fee will transfer to the rescheduled workshop. If participants cannot attend the rescheduled date, the registration fee can be utilized for any Grant Training Center workshop during a period of exactly one (1) year from the date of the original workshop.

Individual Membership Cancellation: Once an individual membership has been paid and processed, members will have three (3) days to cancel for a full refund. After the three (3) day period, no refunds will be issued.

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