Comprehensive Grant Writing for beginners: 7 simple steps
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The course is a series of lectures, and includes downloaded forms.
In this course we learn which information and documents are essential in order to apply successfully for a breadth of Grant funding so that learners can best prepare to apply for funding.
We cover the types of Grants that are available, and for which needs. We review several resources (international) that list available Grants, and learn how to find even more Grants.
The course is hands-on and process oriented. Those taking the course will have the tools and preparation to apply for a number of grants.
The legal and ethical information applies to Canada and the United States, but also has applications internationally.
Karen Young has been a fundraising professional, and an author of books on the topic of fundraising.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Grant writing|
Who is this course for? Overview of the "7 simple steps" to write grants.
About the instructor, Karen Young.
|Section 2: What you need to know|
In which we cover:
We take a look at the ethics of fundraising including:
Categories of Grants
Section Two Quiz
|Section 3: Preparation|
Prepare information for your Case for Support document.
Start by assembling information about your Organization.
Preparing "your" people for grantwriting and fundraising
Determining how to recognize and thank funders
Why telling stories is so important. And what are the elements of a great story.
How to get compelling stories.
Writing style, and getting the conversation started.
What do you do if you are new to an organization and require historic or sector background? Read on...
Review of Preparation
|Section 4: Demonstrating Need|
How to describe your need, while demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
Budget for the project.
Review of Demonstrating Need
|Section 5: Finding Funders|
Organizing your Funder search
Funders and finding them
Community and Private Foundations
Other local funders
Where else to find (even more) local Funding sources
Review: Finding Funders
|Section 6: Timing|
|Section 7: The Application|
Meeting with Funders
Styles of Applications
Organizing the Application
Well written (succinct, but telling story)
Multi year applications
When not to write asking for a Grant
Review of the Application
|Section 8: Reporting|
You're successful, now what?
You were not successful, what to do.
Review of the 7 Steps for Grantwriting Success!
Karen Young brings over 20 years of business experience to effect a clear goal: to provide individuals with the skills they need for success.
Applying prior marketing and management experience in the service industry, Karen grew her small communication and marketing business into an accredited career college, preparing many hundreds of people for the workplace.
Not limited to the Boardroom or to the classroom, in 2008 Karen shifted focus, applying her broad experience in non-profit management and fundraising, to the alleviation of poverty in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in the role of Director of Resource Development. She has built relationships in various sectors and communities around the region, participating in all aspects of fund development, volunteer management, and social enterprise creation. Karen has worked with non-profit organizations of all sizes, from micro start ups to large multi million dollar service agencies.
Karen's proven community building approaches are an asset to participants. Her involvement in the community won her the distinction of Woman of The Year for leadership with the Business and Professional Woman's Association, Fraser Valley.
Her volunteer experience includes former President of the local Symphony Orchestra Society (1999 - 2007), appointee to a government Arts grant-giving agency, BC Arts Council (2007 - 2012), a capital campaign Executive for a hospital, and on the organizing committee for Summer Games (1992 - 1995). In addition, Karen is former President of the local Chamber of Commerce.
She is an author of various books on fundraising and personal development, for example "Fundraising Primer", "101 Fundraising Events", and "Fundraising Handbook for Interns", as well as "Seven Simple Steps to Happy". And she is co-author of "Your Path to Success", a workbook and program.