NJ Bonner Summit     29 October 2011
Agenda• Welcome• How to Write a Grant Proposal• Lunch• How to Give a Laser Talk• Laser Talk Tournament• Staying in Touch
Welcome
Two Big Ideas
What kind of citizen?
What kind of citizen?  Personally                                                 Justice                            Parti...
What kind of citizen?  Personally                                                 Justice                            Parti...
What kind of citizen?  Personally                                                 Justice                            Parti...
Networking
from “Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving” by Valdis Krebs and June Holley © 2002-2006
National Bonner Network 75+ schools & 3,000 Bonners
Bonner Alumni5,000 & growing
How to Write a Grant     Proposal       from http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted//tutorials/shortcourse/prop1_print
Raising Money
Raising Money• Partnership between donor and  nonprofit.
Raising Money• Partnership between donor and  nonprofit.• Takes time and persistence to success.
Raising Money• Partnership between donor and  nonprofit.• Takes time and persistence to success.• Build a network of donors...
Gather Information
Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it  will be conducted
Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it  will be conducted• Timetable for the project
Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it  will be conducted• Timetable for the project• Anticipated outcomes a...
Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it  will be conducted• Timetable for the project• Anticipated outcomes a...
Statement of Need
Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?
Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.
Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.• Is your project a model?
Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.• Is your project a model?• Is the ...
Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.• Is your project a model?• Is the ...
Project Description
Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes
Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when,  why)
Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when,  why)• Staffing/Administratio...
Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when,  why)• Staffing/Administratio...
Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when,  why)• Staffing/Administratio...
BudgetUp to $2,500
Budget          Up to $2,500• List all expenses
Budget         Up to $2,500• List all expenses• Give calculations on how you arrived at totals
Budget         Up to $2,500• List all expenses• Give calculations on how you arrived at totals• Group in subcategories
Budget          Up to $2,500• List all expenses• Give calculations on how you  arrived at totals• Group in subcategories• ...
Proposal Packet
Proposal Packet•   Cover letter
Proposal Packet•Cover letter• Proposal Narrative
Proposal Packet•Cover letter• Proposal Narrative• Budget
Proposal Packet•Cover letter• Proposal Narrative• Budget• Supporting Documents
How to give a laser talkfrom Results.org — http://www.results.org/skills_center/for_new_activists/laser_talks_and_powerful...
What is a Laser Talk?
What is a Laser Talk?•   “Elevator speech”
What is a Laser Talk?•“Elevator speech”• 1-2 minutes to make case & solicit support
What is a Laser Talk?•   “Elevator speech”• 1-2 minutes to make case &    solicit support•   Important skill for any activ...
Four Parts — EPIC
Four Parts — EPIC   Engage
Four Parts — EPIC   Engage   Problem
Four Parts — EPIC   Engage   Problem   Inform
Four Parts — EPIC   Engage   Problem   Inform   Call to Action
Engage
Engage• Draw your listener’s attention
Engage• Draw your listener’s attention• Use dramatic fact or short  statement
Engage• Draw your listener’s attention• Use dramatic fact or short  statement“I’m proud that the U.S. has played akey role...
Problem
Problem• What is the problem you want the  listener to know about?
Problem• What is the problem you want the  listener to know about?• Try to connect the problem to an issue  the listener a...
Problem• What is the problem you want the  listener to know about?• Try to connect the problem to an issue  the listener a...
Inform
Inform• Inform the listener about a solution to  the problem you just presented.
Inform• Inform the listener about a solution to  the problem you just presented.• Give examples of how and where the  solu...
Inform• Inform the listener about a solution to  the problem you just presented.• Give examples of how and where the  solu...
Call to Action
Call to Action• Should be concrete, specific, and  formed as a yes-no question.
Call to Action• Should be concrete, specific, and  formed as a yes-no question.  “Currently, a sign-on letter to appropriat...
Stories
Stories• Recognize the value of a compelling  story.
Stories• Recognize the value of a compelling  story.• Can take something abstract and  impersonal, like a statistic, and t...
Stories• Recognize the value of a compelling  story.• Can take something abstract and  impersonal, like a statistic, and t...
Laser Talk Tournament
Ground Rules
Ground Rules• 25 Teams
Ground Rules• 25 Teams• Four brackets
Ground Rules• 25 Teams• Four brackets• Each round new team member must present
Ground Rules• 25 Teams• Four brackets• Each round new team member must present• Judge on: quality of proposal & presentation
Bracket #1            Bracket #1• Adult Ed 2         • Disaster Services 1• College Access 1   • Early Childhood 1• Colleg...
Bracket #2           Bracket #2• Adult Ed 3         • Adult Ed 1• College Access 2   • Comm Develop 1• Hunger 1           ...
Judges
Judges• First round: full-time members/staff  judge
Judges• First round: full-time members/staff  judge• Next rounds: teams out of  competition judge
Judges• First round: full-time members/staff  judge• Next rounds: teams out of  competition judge• Tally paper votes with ...
Judges• First round: full-time members/staff  judge• Next rounds: teams out of  competition judge• Tally paper votes with ...
Round 1 JudgesBracket        Teams                Judge            College Access 1   1          Adult Ed 2               ...
Networking
NJ Bonner Network
Bonner Google Groups• Adult Education       • Homelessness• Campus Service        • Housing & Community  Center Staff     ...
Next Steps•   Join email listserv• Update program profile    pages•   Share ideas, events,    proposals, laser talks, etc.
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  • NJ Bonner Launch 10-29-11

    1. 1. NJ Bonner Summit 29 October 2011
    2. 2. Agenda• Welcome• How to Write a Grant Proposal• Lunch• How to Give a Laser Talk• Laser Talk Tournament• Staying in Touch
    3. 3. Welcome
    4. 4. Two Big Ideas
    5. 5. What kind of citizen?
    6. 6. What kind of citizen? Personally Justice Participatory Responsible Oriented Citizen Citizen Citizen Explores whyContributes food Helps to organize a people are hungry to a food drive food drive and acts to solve root causes To solve social problemsTo solve social problems To solve social problems and improve society, and improve society, and improve society, citizens must question andcitizens must have good citizens must actively change established character; they must be participate and take systems and structures honest, responsible, and leadership positions within when they reproducelaw-abiding members of established systems and patterns of injustice over the community community structures time
    7. 7. What kind of citizen? Personally Justice Participatory Responsible Oriented Citizen Citizen Citizen Explores whyContributes food Helps to organize a people are hungry to a food drive food drive and acts to solve root causes To solve social problemsTo solve social problems To solve social problems and improve society, and improve society, and improve society, citizens must question andcitizens must have good citizens must actively change established character; they must be participate and take systems and structures honest, responsible, and leadership positions within when they reproducelaw-abiding members of established systems and patterns of injustice over the community community structures time
    8. 8. What kind of citizen? Personally Justice Participatory Responsible Oriented Citizen Citizen Citizen Explores whyContributes food Helps to organize a people are hungry to a food drive food drive and acts to solve root causes To solve social problemsTo solve social problems To solve social problems and improve society, and improve society, and improve society, citizens must question andcitizens must have good citizens must actively change established character; they must be participate and take systems and structures honest, responsible, and leadership positions within when they reproducelaw-abiding members of established systems and patterns of injustice over the community community structures time
    9. 9. Networking
    10. 10. from “Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving” by Valdis Krebs and June Holley © 2002-2006
    11. 11. National Bonner Network 75+ schools & 3,000 Bonners
    12. 12. Bonner Alumni5,000 & growing
    13. 13. How to Write a Grant Proposal from http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted//tutorials/shortcourse/prop1_print
    14. 14. Raising Money
    15. 15. Raising Money• Partnership between donor and nonprofit.
    16. 16. Raising Money• Partnership between donor and nonprofit.• Takes time and persistence to success.
    17. 17. Raising Money• Partnership between donor and nonprofit.• Takes time and persistence to success.• Build a network of donors — fast nickles, slow quarters
    18. 18. Gather Information
    19. 19. Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it will be conducted
    20. 20. Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it will be conducted• Timetable for the project
    21. 21. Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it will be conducted• Timetable for the project• Anticipated outcomes and how best to evaluate the results
    22. 22. Gather Information• Nature of the project and how it will be conducted• Timetable for the project• Anticipated outcomes and how best to evaluate the results• Staffing and volunteer needs
    23. 23. Statement of Need
    24. 24. Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?
    25. 25. Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.
    26. 26. Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.• Is your project a model?
    27. 27. Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.• Is your project a model?• Is the need as acute?
    28. 28. Statement of Need• Facts or statistics best support the project?• Give the reader hope.• Is your project a model?• Is the need as acute?• Is your approach is different or better than other projects?
    29. 29. Project Description
    30. 30. Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes
    31. 31. Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when, why)
    32. 32. Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when, why)• Staffing/Administration: who will do what
    33. 33. Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when, why)• Staffing/Administration: who will do what• Evaluation: how will you measure impact?
    34. 34. Project Description• Objectives: measurable outcomes• Methods: specific activities (how, when, why)• Staffing/Administration: who will do what• Evaluation: how will you measure impact?• Sustainability: how will your project continue?
    35. 35. BudgetUp to $2,500
    36. 36. Budget Up to $2,500• List all expenses
    37. 37. Budget Up to $2,500• List all expenses• Give calculations on how you arrived at totals
    38. 38. Budget Up to $2,500• List all expenses• Give calculations on how you arrived at totals• Group in subcategories
    39. 39. Budget Up to $2,500• List all expenses• Give calculations on how you arrived at totals• Group in subcategories• Narrative explains any unusual budget items
    40. 40. Proposal Packet
    41. 41. Proposal Packet• Cover letter
    42. 42. Proposal Packet•Cover letter• Proposal Narrative
    43. 43. Proposal Packet•Cover letter• Proposal Narrative• Budget
    44. 44. Proposal Packet•Cover letter• Proposal Narrative• Budget• Supporting Documents
    45. 45. How to give a laser talkfrom Results.org — http://www.results.org/skills_center/for_new_activists/laser_talks_and_powerful_storytelling/
    46. 46. What is a Laser Talk?
    47. 47. What is a Laser Talk?• “Elevator speech”
    48. 48. What is a Laser Talk?•“Elevator speech”• 1-2 minutes to make case & solicit support
    49. 49. What is a Laser Talk?• “Elevator speech”• 1-2 minutes to make case & solicit support• Important skill for any activist
    50. 50. Four Parts — EPIC
    51. 51. Four Parts — EPIC Engage
    52. 52. Four Parts — EPIC Engage Problem
    53. 53. Four Parts — EPIC Engage Problem Inform
    54. 54. Four Parts — EPIC Engage Problem Inform Call to Action
    55. 55. Engage
    56. 56. Engage• Draw your listener’s attention
    57. 57. Engage• Draw your listener’s attention• Use dramatic fact or short statement
    58. 58. Engage• Draw your listener’s attention• Use dramatic fact or short statement“I’m proud that the U.S. has played akey role in saving 4.9 million lives since2002 through our contributions to theGlobal Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosisand Malaria.”
    59. 59. Problem
    60. 60. Problem• What is the problem you want the listener to know about?
    61. 61. Problem• What is the problem you want the listener to know about?• Try to connect the problem to an issue the listener already cares about.
    62. 62. Problem• What is the problem you want the listener to know about?• Try to connect the problem to an issue the listener already cares about. “But we have much more work to do, since nearly six million people die annually of these three preventable and treatable diseases of poverty. The Global Fund is prepared to help developing nations save more lives, but it needs $5.25 billion in the coming year. This funding gap means real people are not getting access to care.”
    63. 63. Inform
    64. 64. Inform• Inform the listener about a solution to the problem you just presented.
    65. 65. Inform• Inform the listener about a solution to the problem you just presented.• Give examples of how and where the solution has worked, how it has proven to be effective, and how it benefits the target group.
    66. 66. Inform• Inform the listener about a solution to the problem you just presented.• Give examples of how and where the solution has worked, how it has proven to be effective, and how it benefits the target group. “U.S. leadership is needed to fully fund the Global Fund. For every dollar the U.S. contributes, other donor nations typically contribute $2. The U.S. share of the need for 2011 is $1.75 billion.”
    67. 67. Call to Action
    68. 68. Call to Action• Should be concrete, specific, and formed as a yes-no question.
    69. 69. Call to Action• Should be concrete, specific, and formed as a yes-no question. “Currently, a sign-on letter to appropriators is being circulated in the House requesting at least $1.75 billion for the Global Fund in 2011.Would you sign this letter? I would be happy to provide you with a copy.”
    70. 70. Stories
    71. 71. Stories• Recognize the value of a compelling story.
    72. 72. Stories• Recognize the value of a compelling story.• Can take something abstract and impersonal, like a statistic, and turn it into something intimate and emotional.
    73. 73. Stories• Recognize the value of a compelling story.• Can take something abstract and impersonal, like a statistic, and turn it into something intimate and emotional.• Appeals in a way that facts alone cannot.
    74. 74. Laser Talk Tournament
    75. 75. Ground Rules
    76. 76. Ground Rules• 25 Teams
    77. 77. Ground Rules• 25 Teams• Four brackets
    78. 78. Ground Rules• 25 Teams• Four brackets• Each round new team member must present
    79. 79. Ground Rules• 25 Teams• Four brackets• Each round new team member must present• Judge on: quality of proposal & presentation
    80. 80. Bracket #1 Bracket #1• Adult Ed 2 • Disaster Services 1• College Access 1 • Early Childhood 1• College Access 3 • Emergency Food 1• Hunger 2 • Environment 1• Mentoring 6 • Homelessness 1• Public Health 1 • Mentoring 4
    81. 81. Bracket #2 Bracket #2• Adult Ed 3 • Adult Ed 1• College Access 2 • Comm Develop 1• Hunger 1 • Emergency Food 2• Mentoring 3 • Emergency Food 3• Mentoring 5 • Mentoring 1• Public Health 2 • Mentoring 2 • Mentoring 7
    82. 82. Judges
    83. 83. Judges• First round: full-time members/staff judge
    84. 84. Judges• First round: full-time members/staff judge• Next rounds: teams out of competition judge
    85. 85. Judges• First round: full-time members/staff judge• Next rounds: teams out of competition judge• Tally paper votes with name of team
    86. 86. Judges• First round: full-time members/staff judge• Next rounds: teams out of competition judge• Tally paper votes with name of team• Remember: Vote winner based on quality of proposal & presentation
    87. 87. Round 1 JudgesBracket Teams Judge College Access 1 1 Adult Ed 2 Ladonna Blount Disaster Services 1 2 Mentoring 8 Raquel Brewer Environment 1 Pete Giandonato Emergency Food 1 Adult Ed 3 3 College Access 2 Shalanda Williams Mentoring 5 Chris Countryman Hunger 1 Mentoring 7 4 Emergency Food 2 Allison Warner Comm Development 1 Ioaki Sanchez Mentoring 1 Mentoring 2 Erica Franklin Adult Ed 1
    88. 88. Networking
    89. 89. NJ Bonner Network
    90. 90. Bonner Google Groups• Adult Education • Homelessness• Campus Service • Housing & Community Center Staff Development• Disability Services • Immigration• Disaster Services • Juvenile Delinquency• Economy & Jobs • Prisoner Education &• Environmental Re-Entry Sustainability • Public Health• Food Security • Youth Education
    91. 91. Next Steps• Join email listserv• Update program profile pages• Share ideas, events, proposals, laser talks, etc.

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