Proposal and Grant Development

According to Mim Carlson the author of Winning Grants Step by Step: “Grants are a key source of support for many organizations, particularly new organizations or those starting new programs. Writing proposals for grants is an inexpensive way to raise funds, because the writing and research do not cost much money (just lots of your time!). A strong proposal – that is, a well-written, well-organized proposal – can bring in substantial income for your organization.”

Join MNA for this hands-on, two-day grantwriting workshop and learn how to deconstruct the key elements of a grant request/proposal; research funders; practice writing sections of a typical proposal; discuss the pros and cons of how you have organized your thinking/writing; and, prepare to develop a complete proposal. Specifically, time will be focused on:

* Searching for grants and interpreting Request for Proposal guidelines;
* Developing budgets;
* Developing measureable goals and objectives; and
* Designing evaluation approaches.
* Bring your grant proposals!

Participants will be working with their own grant proposals throughout the workshop. Whether you have unfunded grant proposals, proposals in progress, or are just getting started, bring your specific grant plans for hands-on development time.

Consultation Time
On-site, individual consultations will also be available during the workshop. Dr. Stewart will also provide remote consultation (via telephone or email) to all interested workshop participants for the first thirty days immediately following the workshop.

Searching for Grants
Time will be available with the trainer Monday evening for a demonstration of grant search strategies through MNA’s partnership program, GrantStation.

Workshop Fees
Includes two-day workshop, materials, onsite and 30-day post workshop consultation, lunch both days, breakfast one day, and breaks. Workshop limited to 50 individuals – first-come-first serve. Workshop fees are non-refundable for cancellations after June 3. Pre-payment is required; payment in full must be received by MNA no later than June 3rd in order to hold your registration.

Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 9 am – 5 pm
Best Western GranTree Inn
Bozeman, Montana
Cost: $295 for MNA members or $550 for Non-members*

* Note: In our May e-Newsletter, we mentioned that Incumbent Worker Training funds are available to pay for trainings. Please sure to check to see whether your nonprofit may utilize those funds for this training. For more information: http://npdp.org/nonprofit-development-partnership-document-library.php. Click on “NpDP e-News – May 2011” under the past issues section.

In order to provide custom consulting time for each participant, space is limited to 50 individuals – registrations will be honored on a first-come-first-serve basis. Workshop fees are non-refundable for cancellations after June 3. Pre-payment is required; payment in full must be received by MNA no later than June 3rd in order to hold your registration. Substitutions are allowed, please contact MNA to arrange.

Register here.

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