Friday, June 21, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
The workshop will provide basic information about the art of getting external fundsto support human service organizations and governmental entities. The funding opportunitiesto be discussed will focus on government funds, but references will be made to securingprivate funds, particularly how to differentiate between the two sources. Participantswill learn how to get their organization "grant-ready" and how to make strategic decisionsabout applying for a grant.
The session will include guidance on developing the foundation to pursue funding opportunities. Participants will learn what is required to respond to "Requests of Proposals" [RFP's)or "Notice of Funding Opportunities" (NOFA's) including, understanding parts of agovernment grant proposal, project narrative, development of strategic partnerships,obtaining commitments of cash/in-kind match, creating the project budget, developingthe budget narrative and evaluating outcomes.
Specifically, Dr. Guin will discuss the elements of a proposal, including the abstract,problem statement (need), design (goals, objectives, methods) proposed outcomes andevaluation. Corollary components to the narrative will also be discussed with participants,including development of strategic partnerships, attainment of letters of commitment,logic models and timelines.
Discussion will be encouraged, so participants should come to the workshop with someidea of a project they might be interested in pursuing funding for.
Although the focus of the workshop is on non-governmental and governmental agencies,information for academic participants can also be provided based on the participatingaudience.Thursday, March 7, 2019, Bryant Conference Center