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Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
Grant Writing for small college and con ed
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  • 1. Grant Writing Strategies for Con Ed Trenton Hightower Virginia Community College System NCCET 2010
  • 2. Webinar Logistics
    • Polling questions will be displayed on your screen throughout today’s presentation.
    • Submit any questions you have for today’s speaker through the chat function.
    • A link to the webinar will be available within the next 24 hours on Augusoft’s website.
  • 3. Grant Partners
    • College Grant Writers
    • Land Grant Writers
    • RFP Grant Writing
  • 4. Gather Your Team
    • Make it easy for your team to participate
      • Everyone gets the RFP
      • Personalize each copy
    • Create a work plan
      • Benchmarks, internal deadlines, check in points, and tasks
      • Be aware of demands on team members’ time
      • Pad deadlines for staff who procrastinate
    • Grant Planning Committee
    • Determine membership, purpose, and guidelines
    Poll Question 1
  • 5. #@$%^ ZONK ^%$# 1,000,000,000
    • Grants for Green DOE
    • Grants for Jobs DOL
    • Grants for Manufacturing ARRA
    • Grants for Technology
    • Ford
    • Gates
    • NSF
  • 6. Local Grant Writers Prep List
    • The Five Key Criteria
      • Areas of interest
      • Geographic limitation
      • Do they accept “unsolicited” proposals?
      • Range of grants made
      • How much
      • WIFTC
    • Be prepared to do some writing
  • 7. Grant Prep
    • Project Overview Worksheet
    • Project Overview
    • Need for Project
    • Research Sources
    • Amount Needed
    • Special Circumstances
    • Evaluation Methods
    • Grant Match Rubric
    • Develop a needs statement
  • 8. Hone Your Writing Skills
    • Find your voice
      • Be clear, brief, supply the information requested
      • Extraneous information uses space that you need
      • Watch for emotional language, marketing messages, sound bites
      • Use expository writing
      • Appropriate use of client stories
    • Make your words work
      • Choose powerful, active words
      • Use active voice
    • Write for your reader
      • Recognize and avoid jargon
      • Look for assumptions
  • 9. Statistical Data Are Needed To:
      • Help prove your need for the project, particularly in your locale;
      • Help refine the approach to the need;
      • Document the degree to which your organization has previously been successful;
      • Illustrate that you know what is going on locally and nationally
      • *** Funders will want sufficient data included, to answer questions which any sensible reviewer will ask, but they don’t want to be bombarded with pages of charts and graphs ***
    Poll Question 2
  • 10. Web Site Ideas
    • http://www.ncs.urban.org
    • http://www.info.gov
    • http://www.fedstats.gov
    • http://www.census.gov
    • http://www.fedstats.gov
  • 11. Sources of Data
    • Local & State Economic Development
    • Professional or Trade Associations
    • Use the Library
    • Elected Officials
  • 12. The Virginia Model
    • Virginia Tech
    • Local Workforce Development
    • Virginia Community College
  • 13. The Virginia Model
    • Pathways out of Poverty 4M
    • ARRA 3.8M
    • DOL 2M
  • 14. Two Planning Meetings Two Virtual Meetings
    • CC VT
    • Business Partners
  • 15. Application Meeting
    • Agenda
      • Benchmarks
      • Internal deadlines
      • Check-in points
      • Roles
      • Tasks
      • Everyone gets the RFP
      • Personalize each copy
  • 16. RFP Your Grant Writers Model
    • Advertise
    • Interview (3 months)
    • $2000 for small grants
    • $3500 for mid sized grants
    • $6000 for large grants
    • Approved
    • You can offer them bonus!
    Poll Question 3
  • 17. Basic Parts of a Proposal
    • Needs Assessment - a concise demonstration of the specific situation, opportunity, problem, issue, need, and the community your proposal addresses;
    • Program Goals and Objectives - a succinct description of the proposed project/program's outcome and accomplishments in measurable terms, and how it matches the funder's interests;
    • Methodology - a rational, direct, chronological description of the proposed project and the process used to achieve the outcome and accomplishments;
    • Evaluation - the plan for meeting performance and producing the program/project;
    • Budget/Funding Requirements - a realistic budget with a detailed explanation of the funding request, committed matching funds, evidence of sound fiscal management, and long term funding plan;
    • Qualifications - your organization's background, its funding history, board involvement and staff qualifications, and its capacity to carry out your proposal;
    • Conclusion - a brief, concise summary of your proposal;
    • Appendices - additional attachments required by the funder, such as proof of tax-exempt status, organizational and financial documents, staff/board lists, support/commitment letters.
  • 18. Grants for Software
    • Use grants to purchase Lumens and other software/IT
    • DOL, DOE, ARRA
    • Record keeping to automate tasks and increase business
    • Increase efficiencies, reduce errors, less staff needed
    • Often can get more money for equipment than staff
    • Tracking processes to illustrate outcomes of programs
  • 19. Resources and References
    • Loretta Holland, CFRE
    • [email_address]
    • http://meankitty.wordpress.com
    Poll Question 4
  • 20. Wrap Up and Review
  • 21. Thank You For Attending Trenton Hightower Virginia Community College System 804-819-4967 [email_address]

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