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Watch the Webinar Here! https://compliatric.com/writing-a-successful-grant/

Compliatric is excited to host a special webinar, “Writing a Successful Grant"!

In the second session of the Grants Webinar Series, Elizabeth Burrows will dive deeper into writing grant proposals once your project is selected, you have the resources and time, and the grant funding is available and feasible. During this webinar, the following will be covered:

1. How to start your proposal
2. Understanding the grant "lingo" for all of the required attachments, and
3. Learn effective ways to build partnerships for successful grant applications

Watch the Webinar Here! https://compliatric.com/writing-a-successful-grant/

Compliatric is excited to host a special webinar, “Writing a Successful Grant"!

In the second session of the Grants Webinar Series, Elizabeth Burrows will dive deeper into writing grant proposals once your project is selected, you have the resources and time, and the grant funding is available and feasible. During this webinar, the following will be covered:

1. How to start your proposal
2. Understanding the grant "lingo" for all of the required attachments, and
3. Learn effective ways to build partnerships for successful grant applications

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2022 Compliatric Webinar Series - Writing a Successful Grant.pdf

  1. 1. OBTAINING GRANTS – Writing and Researching #2 ELIZABETH MORGAN BURROWS, JD Founder and Principal, Burrows Consulting
  2. 2. ABOUT ME • My Story • First Grant • Now, I am addicted • Why do I keep doing this? What keeps me going with grants? • Success Story • Since 2014, we have secured over $100,000,000 in grant funding for our clients • I secured over $25,000,000 in grants for organizations prior to starting my company!
  3. 3. How to “read” the Funding Opportunity/Grant Application/NOFO/RFP/Letter of Interest Are you eligible? If you aren’t eligible, who would be eligible that you can partner with? Are partners required? What is the deadline? What is the funding period? Do I have the required attachments?
  4. 4. Where can I find grants? • Wal-Mart • Local Kiwanis Club • FEMA • USDA Rural Development • Community Foundation • Bank of America • Bauer Foundation • SIA Foundation • State Health Department
  5. 5. Write Out Your Why and Tell Your Story Write out your story State your “elevator pitch” to your committee Write your story and have someone that knows nothing about it read it and ask you questions Re-read your story with an open clear mind when you are not being interrupted Discussion: “Why” are you wanting to write grants?
  6. 6. Developing a Grant Plan/Timeline • Enlist a Proofreader EARLY in the process. (grants.gov Blog) • Set your deadline. This should be 4 days prior to the grant deadline! • Make a list of items that you need from others within your organization or community. • Review your already written story. • Write your story into the questions/items that must be discussed in the grant. • Divide tasks. Start writing ASAP.
  7. 7. Outline the Grant • Type Out the Grant Outline. • Enlist others to help on certain sections. • Gather facts!!! (Will discuss later today) • Gather stories! • Gather supporters. • Address every item and question. • Fill in every line possible. • Include every attachment. • Meet with the grantor if possible. • Listen to any grant calls or review the online FAQs.
  8. 8. Write the Proposal • Write an answer to every section. • You will repeat yourself. • You will repeat yourself. • You will repeat yourself. • Make sure the budget matches the narrative. • Write an answer to every section. • Make sure the narrative follows the application/grant guidance. • Your narrative should follow the guidance EXACTLY!
  9. 9. Gathering the Necessary Information Who do you need to meet with? Why do you want the money? How are you going to use the money? How are you going to oversee and track measures? What are the next steps? When is this going to be implemented? How will this be carried out? Who are the “personnel responsible?”
  10. 10. Community Needs Assessment • What are the needs in my community? • Where can I find a needs assessment for my community? • Local government • Community foundation • Hospitals • Educational institutions • Health center
  11. 11. What if I Can’t Find a Needs Assessment? • Create your own! • Use your local hospital’s CHNA • Gather your own information • Burrows Consulting can provide this for you! • Elizabeth@burrowsconsulting.net
  12. 12. Find Data from Reputable Sources Data.Gov: https://www.data.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/index.html Distressed Communities Index, Economic and Innovation Group: https://eig.org/dci Hoosiers By the Numbers: https://http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/ National Center for Educational Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/ KIDS COUNT- The Annie E. Casey Foundation: https://datacenter.kidscount.org County Health Rankings and Roadmaps: https://www.countyhealthrankings.org
  13. 13. It’s All About the Data! (Example - 1) • What is it you want to fund? • Example: Playground Equipment • Use data to show the need! • Obesity • Diabetes • Heart disease • Recreation and fitness access • Physical inactivity • Depression • Tell your story with data. • Need • Risk reduction
  14. 14. It’s All About the Data! (Example - 2) • What is it you want to fund? • Example: Telemedicine • Use data to show the need! • Access to primary care, mental health, specialty care • Morbidity and mortality rates • Public transportation • Vehicles per household • Urban and rural population • Tell your story with data. • Need • Success rates • State rates
  15. 15. Presentation Is Everything • Present your data in a way that directs the reviewer's attention to your need. • Wording IS everything. • “Only 51% of children within the service area are obese.” • “Over half of the children within the service area are obese.” • Which sentence presents your data correctly? • Which sentence directs the reviewer's attention to your need? • Ask yourself, what do you want the reviewer to see?
  16. 16. Compare Local Data to Other Sources • National statistics • State statistics • Top U.S. performers • Other industry organizations or competitors
  17. 17. Common Mistakes to Avoid • Using “old” data • Not referencing or citing sources • Presenting conflicting data • Using unreputable sources
  18. 18. HAPPY GRANT WRITING! Elizabeth Morgan Burrows, JD Principal/Founder of Burrows Consulting 765–505-3896 elizabeth@burrowsconsulting.net

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