Greater Minnesota Grantwriting Clinic for Beginners - Mankato

Date: Mar 29, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Shared Spaces
127 S. 2nd St., Mankato

Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers Register Now!

Grantwriting is a useful skill that is required in many nonprofit positions. Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session is geared towards individuals that are brand new to grantwriting and have less than one year of experience.

In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the basics of grantseeking and the types of foundations
  • Develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal

Clinic participants will receive a copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing* that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms.

*The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

This session is geared towards people who are newer to the grantwriting field.

Refreshments will be served. Lunch is not included with registration.

Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • FINANCE 16: Nonprofit organizations should secure appropriate levels of funding to carry out their missions and activities and, when possible, diversify their revenue sources to avoid being dependent on a single funding type.
  • FINANCE 18: Nonprofits must spend funds in compliance with conditions attached to their funding. Organizations should develop a system to ensure that donor funding restrictions are maintained.
  • FUND 8: Nonprofits must use funds consistent with donor intent and comply with specific conditions placed upon donations.
  • FUND 15: A nonprofit should plan its communications to tell the story of the organization and maintain consistent, mission-focused and timely communication with donors.

About the Presenter

Kari AanestadKari Aanestad is the development manager at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, Kari secures and stewards grant and individual donor support for MCN. She also supports the development of other fundraising professionals throughout Minnesota through various channels including in-person and online trainings, the Minnesota Grants Alert, and the Minnesota Grants Directory. Kari holds a bachelor of arts in English and political science from Augsburg College and a master of divinity from Luther Seminary. Most recently she served as grant writer and outcomes manager for St. David’s Center. Kari brings a holistic wealth of experience to her role including international travel to over 20 countries, hospital chaplaincy in England, and teaching and tutoring positions ranging from elementary to post-graduate levels in writing and compassionate communication.

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