Advanced Grantwriting: Taking your Grantsmanship to the Next Level

Date: Dec 6, 2012
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where:

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Conference Room
2314 University Avenue, Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: This session is full.
 

This fast-paced, hands-on workshop will help you develop more compelling grant proposals and effective messaging for your nonprofit.

With expert guidance and peer feedback, you will learn how to implement concrete strategies to differentiate your organization and programs from similar nonprofits. Using your own grant proposal as the basis for your learning, by the end of the workshop you will:

  • Apply the “Three C’s” to your writing to ensure it is “Clear, Concise and Compelling”
  • Identify an appropriate balance of statistical data, evidenced based research and anecdotal evidence to tell your organization’s story
  • Apply marketing principles such as market segmentation, targeted messaging and trend analysis to your grant writing strategies
  • Develop evaluation tools and a logic model for your program to better demonstrate results and secure gifts


This half-day workshop will give you the framework and the tools to create polished grant proposals to promote your organization as well as enhance your professional skills.

This session is limited to professionals currently working in the nonprofit sector whose current primary job responsibility includes grantwriting. For those newer to the grantwriting field wanting an introduction to grantwriting or a refresher on the basics, please consider MCN's Grantwriting Clinic for Beginners.

This workshop will be offered on March 21, May 22, October 11 and December 6. Please view our Fundraising Trainings page to register for a different date.

About the Presenter

Lea M. JohnsonLea M. Johnson has two decades of experience as a grantmaker and grantseeker. During her seven-year tenure at The Wasie Foundation, Lea served as the principal program officer for the 40 million dollar family foundation. She evaluated and made recommendations on hundreds of proposals and millions of dollars in funding to nonprofit organizations in education, health and human services. Lea acted as the first director of development for Little Hospice, developing and implementing a fundraising plan that increased contributed income from individual and institutional donors by 70 percent within two years. As a grants officer for the College of St. Catherine during its 80-million-dollar capital campaign, Lea secured some of the largest foundation and corporate grants the college had ever received. Lea has served on numerous boards, from the largest affordable housing provider in the state to community-based grassroots organizations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Catherine in communications and English.

In 2005, Lea launched LMJ Consulting, with the purpose of helping Twin Cities based nonprofit organizations strengthen their grant fundraising programs.

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