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Learn the key strategies for writing and submitting winning proposals for private and federal funding sources from two successful grant writers who have secured over $10 million in grants. Acquire ...

Learn the key strategies for writing and submitting winning proposals for private and federal funding sources from two successful grant writers who have secured over $10 million in grants. Acquire insider tips for developing a grant concept, securing partners, interpreting RFP’s and how to squeeze more content into page limits. Discover how to build relationships with funding sources that will continue beyond the original grant award. Learn more at http://www.NCCET.org

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NCCET Webinar - Successful and Essential Grant Writing Strategies Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Successful Grant Writing Strategies
    Presenters: Dr. Lisa Edwards
    Dean, Enterprise & Economic Development
    Dr. Erin Hoiland
    Grants Manager
    NCCET Annual Conference
  • 2. Who is in the audience?
    Workforce?
    Corporate?
    Continuing Education?
    Grant Writers?
    All of the above?
  • 3. Disclaimer
    The ideas and strategies provided in this presentation have worked for the presenters. They may not be directly applicable to your college. Or, they may need to be tweaked and adapted to your institutional culture.
  • 4. Foundation Facts
    • 75% of all proposals never get read
    • 5. 50% of all funding requests to foundations are inappropriate
    • 6. 80% of grants awarded by staffed foundations go to organizations that have had prior contact
    Source: The Grantsmanship Center
  • 7. Foundation Facts
    Foundations gave $45.6 billion in 2008
    Source: The Foundation Center
    The Chronicle for Philanthropy posts more than $200 million in grants every two weeks
    Source: The Chronicle for Philanthropy
  • 8. Federal Grant Facts
    Grants.gov reported 100,000 submissions in 2008 and 300,000 submissions as of 9/18/2009
    In 2008, 26 federal grant making agencies awarded almost $30 billion in grants
    Source: Grants.gov
  • 9. Step 1: Pre-Planning
    Collect historical information about organization
    Identify top 3-5 priorities
    Determine alignment of priorities with mission, vision and core strategic initiatives
    Secure decision-maker commitment to support priorities
  • 10. Step 1: Pre-Planning Continued
    4) Gather quantitative data to document need and demand
    5) Assess institutional capacity for grants
    6) Identify staff who can help with writing, and program planning
  • 11. Step 2: Identify Potential Funding
    Private Sector: The Foundation Center
    Private Sector: Chronicle for Philanthropy
    Federal Grants: www.grants.gov
    The Federal Register
    Other?
  • 12. Step 3: Prioritize Funding Sources
    Grant Source
    Funding Available
    Number of awards given
    When RFP will be released
    Timeline for Application
    Critical Partners
    Contact Grant Manager/ Program Director
  • 13. Step 4: Create a Grant Calendar
    Identify the date for the RFP to be posted
    Date for the bidders conference or webinar
    Date for notice of intent
    Date for uploading or mailing submission
    Due date for grant
    Notification date for awardees
  • 14. Step 5: Research
    Collect relevant reports
    Identify associations, groups and other non-profits as partners
    Identify government agencies to support concept
  • 15. Step 6: Writing the Grant
    Convene key partners and staff to read the RFP
    Confirm eligibility to be fiscal agent and grant lead
    Focus on anything that gives awardees extra points/ special consideration
    Identify focus of project- KEEP IT SIMPLE
  • 16. Step 6: Writing the Grant Continued
    Review the size and scope of previously funded projects
    Confirm institutional commitment to concept
    Contact previous awardees to get copies of their grant applications
    Plan 6 staff hours for each page of the application
  • 17. Step 6: Writing the Grant Continued
    Designate one person to be lead writer and others to be contributors so language is consistent
    Keep language simple- avoid education jargon
    Repeat key concepts throughout the proposal
  • 18. Step 6: Writing the Grant Continued
    Use Arial Narrow to get more words per page
    Use 1.5 spacing if allowed instead of 2.0
    Use colorful graphs and tables to illustrate information
    Use headers and footers to put project title /page #
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  • 22. Step 7: Executive Summary and Case Statement
    First sentence identifies applicant, key partners and what you will do
    Second sentence explains who and how many will be served
    Third sentence explains why you are doing it
    Fourth sentence gives data to justify need:
    “Every 26 seconds a high school student drops out in the United States”
  • 23. Step 7: Budget
    Allocate dollars for those will do the work
    Dedicate funds for support staff and fiscal staff
    Allocate money to grant partners
    Allow for COLA’s for multiple year grants
    Make sure narrative numbers match budget table
  • 24. Step 8: Letters of Support
    Plan to write 3-5 different letter templates
    Allow two weeks for letters to be written
    Letters should clearly state what they have committed to do and equivalent dollar value
    For federal grants, notify elected officials to not only write a letter, but to place phone calls to project directors
  • 25. Step 9: Review
    Have at least three colleagues read the proposal
    Have two staff “cold read” the proposal for basic grammatical structure and readability
    Triple check all numbers to make sure they add up
  • 26. Step 10: Assembly
    Decide what needs to go in the body of the proposal and what can go in the Appendix
    Use color graphs and a color cover page if possible
    Print at least 20 extra copies of the proposal.
    letters.
  • 27. Step 10: Assembly
    Send a copy of the proposal with a thank you letter to each partner and participating staff member
    Send a copy of the proposal to those who sent you copies of their proposal
    Create a binder or file of the proposal and original letters.
  • 28. Q & A Period
  • 29. Thank you!
    For More Information Contact:
    Dr. Lisa Edwards
    ledwards@tacomacc.edu / 253.566.5019
    Dr. Erin Hoiland
    ehoiland@tacomacc.edu/ 253-566-5005