January 25-26: Proposal Writing and Grant Management

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Grants are central to a comprehensive fundraising plan, and so is grant management. Identify the right foundations, study their guidelines and write a compelling proposal – either on paper or online. Ensure that you manage the grant properly and conclude with a thorough report that can help your grant funding continue.

You will learn how to:
-Research funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
-Create successful written and digital proposal packages
-Track progress toward project goals
-Steward the granting organization in the most meaningful ways
-Report the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

What you will receive:
-An easy-to-use, comprehensive study guide for future reference
-Resources for finding funding sources
-A bibliography on proposal writing
-Proposal and project content assessment forms
-Project management and reporting tools and resources

Melissa Brown is an independent consultant. She began work in the nonprofit sector in 1989, at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She continues to work with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and internationally after more than 20 years working with board members, fundraisers, and program managers. She worked at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University from 1991 to 1995, where she helped form and orient the Center’s Board of Visitors. She returned to the Center in 1998, and most recently served as Associate Director of Research and managing editor of Giving USA, the yearbook of philanthropy published by Giving USA Foundation, from 2000 through 2010.

She teaches Fund Development, including board development, strategic planning, and fundraising, at Indiana University-Bloomington. She also teaches proposal writing and other courses for The Fund Raising School, a program of Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Thursday January 25-Friday, January 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Class
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IUSB Elkhart Center
125 E Franklin St.
Elkhart, IN 46516

$100 per person
$150 per person starting January 1, 2018
*This class is a $300 value.

The class is limited to 40 participants. 
*Due to limited seats and expected high demand of this course, preferential registration is reserved for organizations serving Elkhart County.

Registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Justine Lightfoot at [email protected] or call 574-295-8761.