Webinar Virtual Training: Beginner Grantwriting

Date: Feb 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where:

Virtual Training
Live/Online

Fee: $89 for MCN members / $139 for nonmembers Register Now!
 

This workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. 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 will provide content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the basics of grantseeking. This session will dig into the basic elements of foundation research and grant planning. This is a beginner-level workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Deepen your understanding about the Minnesota funding landscape.
  2. Learn about the types of foundations providing grants to Minnesota’s nonprofits.
  3. Develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal including budgeting and evaluation.

Workshop 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. It will be mailed one week before the training to registered participants; those who register less than one week before the training will receive their handbook after the training concludes.

This virtual training will be offered twice in 2019: February 27 and June 27. It is also offered as an in-person training. Please visit the Fundraising Trainings page to register for a different date.

Feedback from Previous Participants

“The insight of the presenters and other participants was so valuable. Their experience will be very useful as I begin writing grants.”

“I learned far more than I had expected from a beginner level class!”

“Both presenters were knowledgeable, time conscious, and very easy to listen to. The technology was far smoother than other online trainings I have been a part of and I look forward to the Intermediate class. Thank you!”

“This is the best online class I have ever taken. Great participation, good speaker, great online presentation. Thank you!”

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.

Event Details

Technology Requirements: These sessions are hosted in Adobe Connect. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Audio is available via your computer or your phone; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality.

When you register, you will receive a registration confirmation. Specific instructions about how to log into each session will emailed to you one week before the first session begins. If you don’t receive this email with instructions, please first check your spam folder, then contact elearning@minnesotanonprofits.org.

FAQs

  • Will the session be recorded? Because of the highly interactive nature of this training, which will include ongoing conversation via chat and polls, it will not be recorded. Instead, materials summarizing the week’s lesson will be provided.
  • Can registrations be shared? To achieve the best possible learning outcomes during this training, each participant needs to have their own connection to the virtual classroom, which means registrations can't be shared. Participants will be actively engaging with the trainer via chat and polls, and thus each needs to have their own keyboard, computer, and connection to the training. 

About the Presenter

Kari AanestadKari Aanestad is the director of advancement 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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