Successful Grant Writing For Beginners
What you'll learn
- How to use grant research database tools
- How to identify grant possibilities for your organization
- How to write a winning grant application and provide supporting documentation
- What do do once you've received a grant
Finding grantors and writing grant applications to support delivery of your nonprofit organization's mission can be a daunting task! Where to look? Which ones are a good fit? What does the grantor want to see? Do you qualify? This course helps you answer these questions.
This course covers:
-using grant research database tools - see samples of popular research tools
-figuring out what you need - it is important to know what type of grant ask is realistic for your organization; what are you asking for and how much funding to you realistically need?
-identifying grant possibilities for your organization - match your organization's characteristics to specific grantors using search parameters
-tracking and organizing your grant research and applications - whether it is just you or a team working on a grant, it is important to keep all of the elements organized and available.
-writing winning grants and providing supporting documentation
-what do do once you've received a grant - follow up and reporting
Keep an eye out for downloadable tools throughout the class!
This course was designed and is instructed by a Certified Fund Raising Executive and AFP Master Trainer who has written numerous grants that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant awards for a variety of organizations.
Who this course is for:
- Nonprofit board members or founders
- Nonprofit volunteers
- Entry level fundraising staff
Tracy Vanderneck cares about mission and people. It is that simple. She cares about helping nonprofits deliver on their missions, whether that means working to save the environment, help homeless children, or bringing art to the community. And she is uniquely positioned to be able to help!
Tracy has twenty-five years of experience in fundraising, business development, and sales. She holds a Master of Science in Management (MSM) with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CTL), and earn a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate from University of South Florida. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Master Trainer.
Tracy has worked on leadership teams for organizations with budgets from under $1 million to $15 million, in fundraising, public relations, and volunteer recruitment since 2006. She has experience in annual campaigns, grant writing, capital campaigns, strategic & development planning, board recruitment & training, prospect identification & screening, moves management, database RFPs and implementations, in-kind donations, event planning and management, third-party fundraising, case statements, gift acceptance policies, naming opportunities, and public relations. Tracy has also in-depth experience with analyzing gift data & trends, and using the resulting information to plan future action.
Current clients include foundations & organizations in the health, social service, faith-based, social justice, arts, LGBTQ+ services, animal welfare, and educational sectors.
Tracy is a writer for NonProfit PRO. She serves clients via video as a Personal Fundraising Coach for Network for Good.
-Association of Fundraising Professionals member since 2007
-Florida Nonprofit Alliance Member Consultant
-Nonprofits First Affiliate Consultant
-Nonprofit Risk Management Center Affiliate