High Impact Grants!
Day 1-2: CREATE HIGH IMPACT GRANTS!
Our two-day professional grant writing workshop is fast-paced, informative and will help you develop HIGH IMPACT! proposals. What are HIGH IMPACT! proposals? They are well-researched, well-developed proposals that tell your story in a powerful way and get funded! Whether you work in a university or college setting, for community-based non-profits, government agencies, or work in a school; our professional grant writing workshop will help you develop top-notch, fundable proposals.
A Team Approach to Grant Development!
Many grants are written by one principal grant writer, often working in isolation. We will discuss a team-based approach to grant development in order to increase our proposal development quality and your overall productivity.
A Comprehensive Grant Development Process
We will discuss a comprehensive four-step grant development process that is very effective in developing all types of proposals. The process begins with developing the proposal idea, called a Project Profile. The second step is to assess the appropriateness of the idea relative to your organization. The third step is to match the funder to your project idea. Finally, we write the grant.
The Four Types of Proposals in the Universe
No matter what kind of organization you are working for, or what your proposal idea is, there are only four types of grant proposals in the grant making universe. We will discuss how to identify these four proposals and how funders react to each of these four proposals.
The Characteristics of a Good Proposal
Good proposals have readily identifiable characteristics. And it is these characteristics that make them stand out from all other proposals. This is true no matter what type of proposal you are writing. We will discuss each of these characteristics in detail to help you get started in developing a good proposal.
How to Evaluate Good Proposal
We will then read and evaluate a proposal in light of the characteristics we have just discussed. Our objective here is to get inside a reviewer’s head. If we know what reviewers are looking for, we can then write good proposals with calm and confidence.
How to Develop a Project Profile
A Project Profile has all of the elements of a full proposal, but the emphasis is on conceptual development. We will learn the components that go into developing your project profile. This project profile will then become the basis for further developmental work. The best part of developing this profile is that we can develop it without any specific funding in mind. So when a funding opportunity does come up, we’re ready to go!
Discussion of Completed Project Profiles
We start day two by reviewing some of the completed project profiles developed by our class members. Since we learn by doing, this helps us get a better understanding of the project profile development process.
Assessing the ‘Goodness of Fit’
It is important that your project idea have the support of your organization. This is what we mean by ‘buy-in.’ We will discuss an effective way to measure the extent to which your project will receive support from your organization. We will also show you a really neat way where you can get the support (‘buy-in’) of your colleagues.
From Organization Needs to Effective Goals
It’s a reality that organizations have needs. But funders are not really interested in the needs of your organization; funders are interested in results! With this in mind, we will learn a great technique in how to transform organizational needs into effective and powerful program goals.
How to Create Powerful Proposal Components!
In this section we will learn many little-known tips in how to develop each of the major components of a proposal. Starting with the important Problem Statement and finishing with the Evaluation Section, this discussion (with lots of examples) will give you the tools to develop an irresistible proposal! We guarantee this section will have lots of ‘Aha’ moments!
How to Evaluate a Federal Proposal
Federal proposals are complex, but are often multi-year projects with large budgets. We will read and evaluate a federal proposal to get a feel for what the federal government is looking for in these proposal applications. Then we will compare your scores to the actual federal reviewers! The result is you will learn a lot about what makes federal reviewers tick. Lots of fun and lots of opportunities to learn!
How to Develop a HIGH IMPACT! Proposal
We now take all the major concepts we’ve learned, we put them together and create a true HIGH IMPACT! proposal. And what is that? Well, among other things, a HIGH IMPACT! proposal effectively answers the ‘So what?’ question that all funders ask: “So what will change in your community as a result of your work?” And being able to answer that difficult question is why our professional grant writing workshop is time and money well invested.
DAY 3: “SHOW ME THE MONEY!”
This sizzling one-day workshop is all about getting you quickly connected with the 90,000 or so funders in the USA that give away billions of dollars in grants every year! We’ll show you how to prospect effectively. We’ll also show you how to find plenty of lead time so you can start writing your grants early, instead of late. Finally, we’ll show you how to create relationships with funders. That’s important, because funders are people, and people don’t like giving money to strangers…But they love to support their friends!
How to Develop Effective Budgets!
First, we will discuss all major line items that go into developing a proposal budget and how to create multi-year budgets. We’ll show you some tricks on how to develop effective budgets, such as “the “R & R Effect.” We also show you how to ‘find’ plenty of non-cash resources that you can use to provide lots of cash-match for your proposal budgets.
Take Six Months to Write Federal Grants!
There are about 1,700 federal funding opportunities that come out every year. These federal funding opportunities are big-money grants that go to those organizations that are able to work smarter, not harder. We will show you an effective technique for finding out about federal grant funding opportunities earlier, rather than later. This means that you will have, on the average, about six months to work on federal grants, rather than two or three weeks. This head start will give you an unbeatable advantage over your competition.
How To Locate 90,000 Foundation & Corporate Funders!
The good news is that the Internet has thousands of websites that describe funding opportunities. The bad news is that the Internet has thousands of websites that describe funding opportunities. We will discuss an effective method that will allow you to zero in on those funders that are well-matched for your project and your organization. This process will give you access to all of the 90,000 or so funders that give away money in the USA. This process will also allow you to discover what kind of projects they really want to fund. Best of all, this process is free!
Find Money In Your Own Backyard!
Sometimes the best funding opportunities lie right in our own backyard. We will discuss how you can locate all foundations that are in your neighborhood, your city, or your county. And there are many, many more of these foundations than you realize! We will also show you how to approach these local funders and quickly make them your friends.
How to Turn Strangers into Friends!
Remember what we said about the fact that funders are people…and people don’t like giving money to strangers! That’s why we will finish with probably the most important topic of our “Show Me the Money” Day—how to turn strangers into friends! We will discuss some effective techniques that will enable you to develop relationships with foundation officers. And these new relationships will give you the inside track when those critical funding decisions are made.
Seminar Tuition Fees: Regular Tuition for our High Impact Grants! Inc three-day professional grant writing seminars is $585.00
Early Sign-Up Discount: If you register for our professional grant writing seminars 60 days or more before the seminars are held, you receive a $100 discount!
100% Money Back Guarantee—If you attend any of our professional grant writing seminars and you’re not completely satisfied, we will refund your money. No questions asked.